Mandatory CPD bundle

Course ID CN170340_MAN1

  • Face to Face
  • 4
  • Foundation

This seminar will satisfy your mandatory CPD obligations to complete at least one CPD unit in each of the following fields:

  • ethics and professional responsibility
  • practice management and business skills
  • professional skills, and
  • substantive law.


Full Price $480.00

Alumni/Member Price $432.00



8am - 12.15pm


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

About This Course


8.00am - 9.00am

Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Effective and ethical negotiations

Speaker: Campbell Bridge SC (FCIArb), Barrister, 7 Wentworth Selborne

Ethical issues arise constantly in negotiations, litigation and mediation. This session will examine in particular how to ethically best achieve resolution of a dispute during litigation or mediation. Particular emphasis will be placed on both effective and ethical negotiations, the apparent tension between obligations of frankness and disclosure on the one hand and the necessity of secrecy in relation to some aspects of negotiation on the other, and the professional and other consequences of misrepresentation in such circumstances. 


9.00am - 10.00am

Professional Skills: The Mindful Lawyer: Towards a Smarter, Saner Practice

Speaker: Jodie Gien, Mindful Future Project

In the fast-paced, conflict driven world of the law, stress, anxiety, depression and burnout are all too common, impacting not only the health of legal professionals but their clients, outcomes, performance and career satisfaction.  Many are struggling to keep their heads above water, suffering silently without recourse to support. Based in neuroscience, the internationally recognised and widely utilised practice of mindfulness offers an innovative and insightful approach to managing stress at work and developing the strong self-awareness underlying healthy and effective legal professional practice. Top-tier law schools and firms around the world are now training legal professionals in mindfulness to help regulate the effects of anxiety and burnout while at the same time improving focus, memory, resilience, innovation, empathy and performance. This is an essential professional skill needed by partners and young guns alike. 


10.00am - 10.15am  Morning tea 


10.15am - 11.15am

Substantive Law: Developments in Discrimination and Employment Law and the Implications for Rule 42

Speaker: Penny Thew, Barrister, 8th Floor Wentworth Chambers

This session will cover:

  1. Legislative and judicial developments in discrimination and employment law and the implications of those developments for Rule 42 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2015.
  2. Bullying under the Fair Work Act and bullying under Rule 42 - do you need to comply with two different standards?
  3. How to manage your legal practice so that you comply with these legal developments.


11.15am - 12.15pm

Practice Management and Business Skills: Managing client expectations – How to communicate more effectively with your potential and existing clients

Speaker: Susan Marie Hill, Director, SMH Inspire

Have you ever experienced the frustration of missing out on new clients?  Or lost an existing client to a competitor’s practice?  That can be extremely disheartening, especially when there doesn’t seem to be any rational reason for their choice to go elsewhere.  Which means that it could be about how you’re communicating.  When it comes to creating an effective connection that’s going to attract new clients and keep existing ones, there’s so much more to it than using Plain English! Find out what you might be missing in this workshop with coach and Accredited Specialist Susan Marie Hill.


Designed for

This seminar complies with the mandatory areas of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Business Skills, Professionals Skills and Substantive Law.



Campbell Bridge SC (FCIArb)
Barrister, 7 Wentworth Selborne

Campbell Bridge SC FCIArb carries on practice as a Senior Counsel, Mediator and Arbitrator based in Sydney. He acts as Senior Counsel in major court matters and coronal inquests, including most recently as lead counsel for the State of New South Wales in the Fairbridge and McAlister class actions.  

He has acted for many years as counsel, mediator or arbitrator in disputes involving professional and medical indemnity, commercial law, building and construction, mining, public liability, banking law and general common law.

Over the last few years much or his practice as a barrister has involved acting as a Mediator in several hundred major disputes in Australia, Singapore and Indonesia in professional negligence matters and particularly in areas of mining and infrastructure disputes in Indonesia. 


Jodie Gien
Mindful Future Project

Jodie Gien, the founder of Mindful Future Project, is a committed mindfulness teacher with a longstanding personal practice of her own. Jodie is a qualified lawyer, mindfulness trainer, and experienced consultant. Jodie works with teams, schools, and legal and corporate organisations to teach the skills of mindfulness and develop the self-awareness underpinning the qualities of mindful leadership. As well as conducting training in local government and schools, she is currently running mindfulness for innovation workshops across Australia for the Commonwealth Bank and mindfulness training for the community organisation Dress for Success, helping women in need to find employment. Having previously worked for many years as a human rights lawyer and mediator, leading a team of lawyers and conciliators at the Australian Human Rights Commission, and then as an executive coach specialising in mindfulness, she is committed to fostering potential and bringing out the best in people. Jodie is a qualified meditation teacher, and accredited mindfulness trainer with both Oxford University’s Mindfulness in Schools Project in England and the esteemed Gawler Foundation in Australia. Jodie writes the blog on mindfulness for the well-known Wellbeing Magazine as well as articles on mindfulness for local magazines and papers. She has also recently been invited to join some of the world’s best meditation and mindfulness teachers on the popular app Insight Timer.

Penny Thew
Barrister, 8th Floor, Wentworth Chambers

Penny is a New South Wales barrister, whose practice includes employment, industrial, discrimination and commercial law. Penny acts for corporate, government and individual clients across a range of industries in federal and state courts and tribunals and gives seminars and publishes papers on matters relating to employment and discrimination law. Before being called to the Bar in 2005, Penny worked for six years as a solicitor as well as with the International Labour Office in Geneva. 


Susan Marie Hill
Director, SMH Inspire 

After 30 years as a lawyer and accredited specialist, Susan Marie realised that much of the pressure of legal practice often related more to managing unreasonable expectations, stress and deadlines than the work itself.

She believes that there’s not much point in heading into your office each day if you’re feeling miserable about it.

So Susan Marie got her qualifications in Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programing and Extended DISC behavioural profiling so that she could set about structuring sensible solutions that would resonate with solicitors to give them back control of their professional and personal lives.

With a focus on practical outcomes, you’re always guaranteed to leave Susan Marie’s seminars with new strategies that you can use as soon as you’re back at your desk.  Which means you’ll be able to give yourself more opportunities for rediscovering your sense of satisfaction with being a solicitor.