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 Recorded Webinar: Commercial Law - 3 CPD Compulsory Topics

Date: Tuesday 8th February 2022
Duration: 3 Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Session 1 Ethics topic has been updated

This webinar comprises 3 one-hour sessions covering each of the compulsory CPD subjects for commercial lawyers for the CPD year ending 31 March 2022.

Session 1: Legal Ethics

Meeting Ethical Standards in Written Communication

This session examines ethics obligations for practitioners in written communication. Whether by letter, email or other medium they each present ethical risk. This session looks at the main issues to remain compliant, including:

  • Solicitor conduct rules and ethical communication
  • Civility professionalism and courtesy in written communication
  • Duty to establish client’s case factually
  • Writing clearly and concisely – when lack of clarity represents an ethics risk
  • Letters of advice – the ethical parameters
  • Communicating to third parties
  • Inappropriate language and phraseology in written communication
  • When communication breaches can amount to professional misconduct
  • Case study – examples of do’s and don’ts in written communication

 Session 2: Professional Skills

Zooming Into the Digital Age: A Guide for Lawyers

The pandemic has seen a massive cultural shift in the way we practice law. Like it or loathe it, the digital age is well and truly upon us. This session looks at practical ways to improve your online presence and the digital skills you need to master, including:

  • Technology preparation – don’t be caught short
  • Presentation skills to maximise your online presence
  • Key tips and traps when conducting internal and external meetings online
  • Preparing for a virtual hearing – the key essentials and protocols
  • Handling privacy, confidentiality, interpreters, inter-party communications
  • Maintaining visibility and relationships with clients and colleagues in a virtual setting

Session 3:  Practice Management & Business Skills

Incorporating Mindfulness into Legal Practice

Practitioners may have razor-sharp insights into client needs, but may not always be the best at recognising their own personal needs. This practical session examines how lawyers can stay focussed and boost performance, by prioritising their own mental health and wellbeing through mindfulness. It includes:

  • Stress and pressures in legal practice – navigating the realities of being a lawyer
  • Understanding what mindfulness is and how it can assist professionals in practice
  • Mindfulness in the workday – some practical strategies for incorporating it into practice
  • Using mindfulness to aid decision making, difficult negotiations, or urgent client needs
  • Mindfulness and return to work anxiety post COVID-19
  • The role of mindfulness in overcoming digital distractions 
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David Bailey, Barrister, Melbourne

David is a member of the Victorian Bar, and has been in legal practice for over 40 years. He has a strong interest in dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation. He was a founding member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration board and served on it from 1985 to 2010; he is a fellow of ACICA and a fellow of the Resolution Institute and the first Chair of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. David is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Victoria University where he teaches Commercial Arbitration.

He regularly presents papers on civil litigation and dispute resolution for the Law Institute, Leo Cussen Institute, Legalwise and other bodies. He is the senior author of Civil Procedure Victoria and the author of Discovery and Interrogatories, Australia published by Lexis Nexis.

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Noric Dilanchian, Managing Partner, Dilanchian Lawyers & Consultants, Sydney

Noric excels in helping clients integrate legal, business, design and technology strategy. Far more effectively than law applied on its own, this approach protects, documents, manages and commercialises intellectual property, innovation, content, digital assets and technology.

Throughout his 38 years of experience as a lawyer he has been a specialist in content, contracts and intellectual property law and commercialisation. This extended from the early 1990s to information technology law and digital assets. His business law expertise is recognised in deal making and contract drafting, and product export/import and distribution. Regarding content his experience is extensive in multiple entertainment sectors (including artworks, music, events, film and TV), web services, and print and online publishing.

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Sally Arnold, Director, Creating Encores, Melbourne

Sally is an award winning international Author and Speaker who specialises in coaching executives who are stuck in their careers. Sally inspires them to move from “Stuckness” into Standout careers and personal life.

Sally began her Impressive global professional life as a Flautist, in the original show of Jesus Christ Superstar, to the Sydney Opera House with Dame Joan Sutherland, before hearing problems stopped a promising career. She was headhunted by a Melbourne department store, Buckley and Nunn, to reinvigorate their home-wares department after having launched and run her own successful cookware shop.

Combining this business experience with her passion for the performing arts, she then sought and won the coveted role of Head of Business Development for The Australian Ballet. Here she became aware of the intersection between business and creative thinking to help unlock the mind and bring forward creative solutions to business challenges. After leaving the ballet and studying psychotherapy in Australia and the USA, Sally set up her business Creating Encores. She specialises in helping businesses and individuals use creative inspired high-performance techniques to produce personal and business problem-solving solutions and fast results.


This webinar is suitable for commercial lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the 3 compulsory subject CPD units for the CPD year ending 31st March 2022.


Lawyers can claim 3 CPD units – compulsory subjects.  1 unit each for Ethics, Practice Management and Professional Skills.

WA lawyers – From 1/4/2021, due to changes to your CPD requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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 Price:  $396.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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