Continuing Professional Education

Continuing Professional Education


The Continuing Professional Education (CPE) component of our Practical Legal Training program introduces you to the importance of ongoing professional education and career development.

You are required to complete 10 hours of seminars (i.e. 10 units). 
You can choose units from two series – or you can select units from just one. It’s up to you.


  • Legal Business Skills Series
  • General Series


Developed in close consultation with employers, the Legal Business Skills Series is designed to give you the best chance of success as you begin your legal career.

Comprising of online video-based seminars, the series covers topics such as legal technology,  financial literacy, client service and communication, leadership and business development.
If you complete all 10 units, you will be awarded the Certificate of Legal Business Skills.
Legal Business Skills Series units
  1. Overview of legal technology and innovation
  2. Getting started in legal tech projects
  3. Legal tech basics: Office365
  4. Communicating effectively
  5. Facilitating good client service and effective relationships
  6. Developing a commercial mindset
  7. Creating your personal brand and networking
  8. Developing leadership skills
  9. Understanding financial information
  10. LegalTech and innovation


Recorded webinars

  • Commerciality in legal practice
  • Conducting a successful due diligence process
  • The role of skilful negotiation and drafting in the age of e-contracts
  • Social media and the workplace: When employees don’t behave online
  • IP Law update
  • Electronic evidence, digital signatures and record retention
  • Social media as evidence
  • Stress management in law
  • Enforcing judgments 1: Knowledge is power - cash is king
  • Property transactions: Tax and stamp duty
  • Will drafting tips and the complexities of a power of attorney

Interactive online series

  • How to write an effective letter of demand
  • How to most effectively instruct counsel: tips and traps
  • How to effectively manage the discovery process
  • How to undertake due diligence: the do's and don'ts
  • How to use boilerplate clauses in commercial contracts
  • How to draft affidavits in commercial matters
  • How to prepare effective file notes
  • How to conduct a first client interview
  • How to add value to your communication: plain language drafting