Mandatory Rule 6.1 - Ethics, Leadership and Communications in Legal Practice

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

CLE/CPD Points:    Three (3)

1.30pm    Welcome and Introduction
Chair:    Angus Macinnis, Consultant, Stevens Vuaran Lawyers

Topic 1    Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Preparing for mediation – What should a client disclose?
Speaker    Gregory BURTON SC, Barrister, 5 Wentworth Chambers
•    What the mediator will be doing at the mediation
•    Steps and processes involved
•    How foreknowledge of the process by the lawyer can assist the client
•    To what extent do parties have an obligation to disclose information in a mediation?
•    Will the failure to do so render them open to an action for misleading and deceptive conduct?    


Topic 2: Technology tools for dynamic delivery of legal services Business Skills and Practice Management

Adrian Agius, Analyst, Forensic & technology services , Clayton Utz

•    Litigation tools and document analytics


•    Using technology to widen the offering at your firm
•    Case study of an online business – meeting untapped markets for legal services.

3.15pm    Afternoon  Tea

Topic 3: Leadership Communications – Change management Professional Skills and Knowledge        
Speaker: Carolyn Watts, Principal, All About People.
•    harnessing the softer skills that bind clients
•    ensuring all your team are committed and engaged
•    Communicating your vision to colleagues and clients
•    Hearing the client

4.30pm    Q&A Panel discussion      

4.45pm     Close   


Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000