18 June 2019

2019 New Lawyers Summit | Sydney

Published on 18 June 2019

As a new lawyer, we know there's a lot to learn. The New Lawyers Summit is a learning and networking event for all new lawyers. The Summit will cover the important skills you need for a successful and fulfilling career, and provide you with the opportunity to network with other new lawyers.


Summit dates: 9 – 10 August 2019

CPD points: 6.5


Friday 9 August 2019

4.00pm: Registration / Introduction

4.15pm Lawyer Wellbeing – An Investment
  • Essential ingredients for a sustainable career
  • The importance of physical and psychological well-being
  • What and how to invest in good relationships
Emma German, In-House Counsel, Stan Entertainment


5.15pm: How to build your personal brand and create opportunities
  • Vocal elements that impact your perception:
    • Pace and tone of speech
  • Dressing for success
    • Enclothed cognition
    • We are what we wear
  • How to work the room
    • Confidence, defensiveness, disengagement, the power of gratitude
  • Developing your personal presence
Jo Martin, Partner, Brand New You

6.15pm-7.15pm: Networking drinks, canapés and professional LinkedIn photo opportunity

Saturday 10 August 2019

9.00am: Keynote address: Essential courtroom etiquette and advocacy The Honourable Justice Derek Price AM, Chief Judge, District Court NSW

10.00am: Morning tea and Networking Opportunity

10.15am: Effective Client Management

11.15am: Communicating for Success
  • Adapting communication style to influence positive outcomes
  • Effective results during difficult interpersonal situations
  • Awareness of one’s communication ‘blind spots’
  • Self-care strategies to enhance communication and productivity when under pressure
Rachel Setti, Director, Rachel Setti Consulting

12.15pm – 12.45pm: Lunch and Networking Opportunity

12.45pm – 1.45pm - Legal Technology and the New Lawyer Zile Yu, Head of Innovation and Technology, Meridian Lawyers
  • The relevance of technology to succeed in your legal career
  • What technology is doing to the legal market
  • Why it is important to you and how you can apply it in a professional setting

1.45pm – 3.15pm – Essential Document Drafting Principles
  • Plain English drafting
  • Simple sentence structure
  • Drafting clauses and practical activities
  • Tips on revising your documents
Simone Dixon, Special Counsel, Herro Solicitors

3.15pm: Close


Should I attend?

If you are new to the law and want to gain an edge in your practice, the New Lawyers Summit is for you!

The price includes the New Lawyer discount.

Register now