Ethics and PR breakfast seminar
Course ID CN170302_MAN1
At this breakfast session, hear from NSW Legal Services Commissioner, John McKenzie as he discusses current ethical issues facing legal practitioners.
Registration will open at 7.30am, with a light breakfast being served until the session commences at 7.45am.
College of Law Alumni and Law Society Members receive a 10% discount on the price.
Full Price $120.00
Alumni/Member Price $108.00
02 March 2017
02 March 2017
7.30am - 8.45am
About This Course
The early bird gets the worm!
Attend this breakfast seminar and satisfy your mandatory CPD point of Ethics and professional responsibility.
NSW Legal Services Commissioner, John McKenzie, will lead a discussion of what constitutes ethical behaviour by lawyers, including compliance with the Conduct Rules and the Uniform Law. Particular reference will be made to the effect of the emerging digital technologies on the future ethical conduct of lawyers.
All NSW based practitioners who need to fulfil their mandatory CPD component of ethics and professional responsibility.
Legal Services Commissioner (NSW), Office of the Legal Services Commissioner, NSW Department of Justice
John Mckenzie was appointed as Legal Services Commissioner on 12 March 2015 for a period of four years. The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner receives complaints about solicitors and barristers practising in New South Wales and strives to improve the ethical and professional behaviour of legal practitioners in providing services to consumers of legal services.
John is a lawyer by profession and he is a respected senior criminal lawyer with more than 36 years’ experience, particularly for Aboriginal people and has shown outstanding achievements in improving access to justice.
Prior to taking up the position of Legal Services Commissioner, he was the Chief Legal Officer of the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) for the last nine years.
John has held senior positions in Legal Aid NSW and has worked in a suburban, generalist law practice.
He was a principal solicitor at the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody between 1987 and 1991 and in the years that followed he remained committed to ensuring its recommendations were implemented.
John continues to be a member of the Legal Information Access Centres Advisory Board (the State Library of NSW) and the Legal Aid NSW Board