2019 New Lawyer Summit

Course ID CN190803_PSK1

  • Face to Face
  • 9.25
  • Foundation
  • 6.5 CPD POINTS

As a new lawyer, we understand that there’s a lot to learn. The critical skills you develop in the early stages of your career will help lay the foundation for your future. 

Give yourself every advantage by attending the 2019 New Lawyer Summit. By attending, you will learn essential skills and tools to thrive in legal practice whilst making new connections with your peers and prominent members of the profession. 

Why should ALL new lawyers should attend? You will:

  • Learn essential courtroom advocacy skills and etiquette direct from the Bench
  • Understand how to build your personal brand and presence in the legal world
  • Ensure you are providing effective management to your current and future clients 
  • Gain vital legal document drafting skills with a 1.5hr practical workshop
  • Expand your network and make new connections 
  • Hear about technological capabilities available to legal profession and how they can help you succeed in your practice 
  • Grow confidence in yourself and in your legal and inter-personal skills
  • Earn 6.5 CPD units by attending

If you are in your first three years of legal practice and want to gain an edge, the New Lawyers Summit is for you!

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Full Price $199.00

Alumni/Member Price $179.10


Start date:

09 August 2019

End date:

10 August 2019


The College of Law,
Level 16, 111 Elizabeth Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000


About This Course




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 including pace and tone of speech
  • Dressing for success: - Enclothed cognition and 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
  • Learn essential courtroom procedures
  • Learn the importance of advocacy
  • Understand expectations from the bench
The Honourable Justice Derek Price AM, Chief Judge, District Court NSW

10.00am: Morning tea and Networking Opportunity

10.15am: Effective Client Management
  • The client lifecycle
  • Controlling client expectations
  • Effective client communication and confidentiality
  • How to ensure ongoing relationships
Speaker: Ian Bennett, Senior Associate, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

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
  • 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
Zile Yu, Head of Innovation and Technology, Meridian Lawyers

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


Designed for

If you are in your first three years of legal practice and want to gain an edge, the New Lawyers Summit is for you!


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirements of Professional Skills.


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