Ethics and PR breakfast seminar

Course ID CN170302_MAN1

  • Face to Face
  • 1
  • All
  • 1 CPD POINTS

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.

Price

Full Price $120.00

Alumni/Member Price $108.00

Dates

Time:

7.30am - 8.45am

Location:

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

About This Course

Outline

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.

 

Designed for

All NSW based practitioners who need to fulfil their mandatory CPD component of ethics and professional responsibility.

 

Presenters

John McKenzie
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

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