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Guide to professional conduct and discipline for lawyers (SA) - On-demand

Course ID ID22044_MAN1

  • Online
  • 2
  • Foundation
  • 2 CPD POINTS

You can purchase and access this content at any time for up to 6 (six) months from the date of purchase.

This course provides an outline of the professional obligations of lawyers in the delivery of legal services in South Australia, and details the standards of conduct expected of lawyers practising in South Australia. Lawyers should have both the technical knowledge and skills necessary to practise, and also bring to their work the necessary professional values and attitude to ensure compliance with professional obligations.

This course is divided into 4 modules where you will explore:

  • Acting ethically in practice
  • Fitness to practice
  • Misconduct
  • Complaints and discipline

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Advise on acting ethically in practice
  • Evaluate the statutory disciplinary scheme and inherent jurisdiction, and identify potential professional misconduct  
  • Carrying out the steps in determining fitness to practice
  • Examine the complaints and discipline regime

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 2 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your State/Territory to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.

Price

Full Price $198.00

Alumni/Member Price $178.20

Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

 

Mandatories covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of Ethics and professional responsibility