2022 Conference

and Member Awards

5 and 6 September 2022 · 10+ CPD units

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The Law Society is pleased to launch our inaugural Law Society Conference and Member Awards, a two-day immersive hybrid experience, in person and online, focusing on professional development and engagement uniting the legal profession.

The Conference will be a highlight in the legal calendar and one of the Law Society’s flagship events providing practitioners from across the entire profession with opportunities to learn, network and gain insights into must-know content to improve their practice. The informative and innovative program will explore issues and trends impacting today’s legal professional and will provide upskilling opportunities to ensure continued excellence in the delivery of legal services. The awards evening will recognise members and their valuable contribution to the profession and the community.

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Gain your 10 CPD + units at one flagship event
Design your day around what matters most to you by mixing and matching sessions from the concurrent streams across two days. The sessions will be available on-demand post-conference for all registered attendees, ensuring you don’t miss out on anything.

MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2022

8.00am - 6.00pm Conference

 

Highlights

The trusted legal profession
Tell me why I don’t like Mondays – preparing for the unexpected
Leadership and trust

THE LEGAL PROFESSIONAL
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Gain personal and professional development capabilities to ensure you and the legal community thrives. Sessions will cover:

  • Thriving as high-performance hybrid professional and teams
  • Client engagement: building trust online 
  • Staying Well in the Law – Perfectionists and Imposter Syndrome
  • Cultivating leadership skills at every stage of your career 
 

THE LEGAL PROFESSION
 

Issues and trends impacting today's legal profession will be debated and discussed to help pave the way now and in the future. Sessions will cover:

  • Emerging areas of law
  • Emerging markets, growth opportunities and client engagement strategies
  • Current and future landscape of legal service delivery
  • Online dispute resolution and remote hearings
  • Turning the uncertainty and disruption into an opportunity
 

SHOWCASE

An in person and virtual experience where our partners and exhibitors will showcase the latest solutions shaping the practice and business of law. During the breaks, at the Legal Technology Hub, you can discover technologies that are making a difference to legal practices.

 

MEMBER AWARDS NIGHT

6.00pm for 7.00pm start

Unwind with a relaxed evening of networking and entertainment, followed by an awards ceremony recognising our members and their valuable contribution to the profession and the community.

 

Programs subject to change.

TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2022

8.00am - 6.00pm Conference

GOVERNMENT SOLICITORS
 

Brings together leading experts in the legal profession to discuss important and topical aspects of government practice.

Sessions will cover:

  • Maintaining and building trust in the government-legal profession
  • Internal investigations
  • Legislating in times of crisis
  • Secret trials
  • Can government lawyers ever be ethical whistleblowers?
  • Public interest immunity
 

RURAL AND PRIVATE PRACTICE
 

A program filled with relevant substantive law topics across tax law, family law, employment law, family provisions, conveyancing and more. 

Sessions will cover:

  • Rural conveyancing update
  • Tax law update for rural practitioners
  • Land use planning: solar developments, windfarms, biodiversity, and compulsory acquisition
  • Judicial settlement conferences in family provision claims
  • Drugs and drug testing in parenting matters
  • Employment law: wage theft and payment issues in rural businesses and farms
 

WORKSHOPS
 

 

In our post-pandemic digital world, the concept of trust - internally within an organisation and externally in our interactions with clients - is at the forefront of discussion.

During five interactive workshops featuring case studies and experimental learning, you will acquire the practical skills required to thrive in this new digital era. The workshops will include:

  • Successful client engagement 
  • Risk management and cyber security
  • Legal process improvement
  • Artificial intelligence tools 
  • Online dispute resolution
 

SHOWCASE

An in person and virtual experience where our partners and exhibitors will showcase the latest solutions shaping the practice and business of law. During the breaks, at the Legal Technology Hub, you can discover technologies that are making a difference to legal practices.

 

Programs subject to change.