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Guide to professional conduct & discipline for lawyers (NSW, VIC, WA) -On-demand

Course ID ID22043_MAN1

  • Online
  • 2
  • Foundation

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

The legal profession and lawyers are responsible to the community for upholding the law and the administration of justice. Lawyers must have both the technical knowledge and skills necessary to practise law and also the necessary professional values and attitude.

Victoria, New South Wales and, most recently, Western Australia have a uniform scheme that creates a common legal services market across the three jurisdictions. This course will explore key concepts of legal practice, including acting ethically and consistently within the relevant legal rules and jurisdictions, as well the complaints and disciplinary regime.

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

  • Acting ethically in practice
  • Professional conduct
  • Practising certificates
  • Complaints against lawyers and resolving disciplinary matters

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Advise on practising ethically in practice
  • Evaluate the statutory disciplinary scheme and identify potential professional misconduct
  • Carrying out the steps in applying and maintaining a practising certificate
  • Examine the complaints and discipline regime under the LPUL

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.


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