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Essential Skills: Returning to work after a period of leave

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Essential Skills: Returning to work after a period of leave

Date & TimeTBC
Format Webcast, Workshop
Price

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$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Taking positive steps to manage your career is essential when returning to work in the legal profession. Discover the key steps and skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive market at this informative session.

Not only will you take care of your CPD requirements, you'll also gain useful skills across a range of areas that will support your practice and increase efficiencies in your work.

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Program Overview

  • Essential Skills: Returning to work after period of leave - Wednesday 27 Feb
    • 9:30 AM Registration
    • 10:00 AM Welcome and Opening
    • 10:05 AM LIVing Ethics

      Ethical dilemmas often arise in legal practice and knowing how to deal with tricky situations is essential for all lawyers. Practitioners can expect an in-depth session focused on the ethical responsibilities of engaging in communications with the court, colleagues and clients.

      Speaker: Monika Paszkiewicz, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    • 11:05 AM Morning Tea
    • 11:15 AM Backing Yourself: Knowing (and getting) what you are worth

      In an increasingly competitive market place, taking positive steps to manage your career is essential. In order to successfully transition back into law – whether that means a partnership, moving in-house or specialising – you need to be clear about what it is you have to offer, learn how to negotiate effectively for what you want, and understand your areas for development.

      Topics will include:

      • Understanding the value that you offer an employer – where does your credibility come from and how?
      • Understanding the importance of ‘presence’ and how to enhance your impact in interviews, meetings and interactions
      • How to use presence to rebuild previous client relationships, develop new relationships while complementing your firm’s brand
      • How to negotiate assertively for your work needs and get paid what you are worth

      Speaker: Carla Kurzbock, Senior Facilitator, Leadership Australia

    • 12:15 PM New Regulatory Policies and How They Can Help You

      Stay abreast of key changes and updates to policies and discover how they can facilitate your daily practice.

      Speakers:
      Kinta Riches, Assitant Manager, Dispute Resolution & Review, VLSB+C
      Mark Bellamy, Conciliator, Assessment & Resolutions, VLSB+C

    • 1:15 PM Close

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  • Full Description

    Taking positive steps to manage your career is essential when returning to work in the legal profession. Discover the key steps and skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive market at this informative session.

    Not only will you take care of your CPD requirements, you'll also gain useful skills across a range of areas that will support your practice and increase efficiencies in your work.

    Main topics:

    • Practical advice on how to re-establish your professional profile and manage your career
    • New and updated regulatory policies
    • Ethics and best practice
  • Presenters

    Monika Paszkiewicz, Barrister, Victorian Bar Monika has a broad commercial law practice with a particular focus on employment law and industrial relations. Monika has been briefed by employers and employees to advise and appear before the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court and the Fair Work Commission in matters regarding adverse action, unfair dismissal, breach of contract and industrial action. She also regularly appears in a broad range of commercial matters in the Ste courts.

    Carla Kurzbock, Senior Facilitator, Leadership Australia Carla is a Leadership Development Facilitator and Coach who enjoys encouraging and enabling people to reach their potential. Her 18 years’ experience in learning and development include international roles as a Senior Manager in Organisational Development at Ernst and Young (in France and Australia) from 2000 to 2011. She has broad-based industry experience, having worked in the corporate, manufacturing, community, not for profit and public sectors. Returning to work after a career break in 2013, she has held Leadership Development specialist roles, firstly with the Australian Industry Group from 2013-to 2016, and currently at Leadership Victoria. In her current role at Leadership Victoria, Carla works with leaders in the  the public sector (predominately government agencies and Health) to create the kind of culture that drives engaged teams and a high performing organisations. 

    Kinta Riches, Assitant Manager, Dispute Resolution & Review, VLSB+C Kinta joined the VLSB+C in 2016. Her primary focus is the investigation and resolution of consumer claims. Prior to joining the VLSB+C, Kinta worked for the Financial Ombudsman Service as a disputes analyst where she sought resolutions for disputes arising between consumers and banks, as well as consumers and other financial institutions.

    Mark Bellamy, Conciliator, Assessment & Resolutions, VLSB+C Mark joined VLSB+C in 2016 and his main focus is Assessments and resolutions of complaints. He is also an LIV Accredited Specialist in Costs Law and member of the LIV Costs Law Exec Committee and the Costs Court User Group. His previous roles have included Senior Legal Manager – Costs & Persecutions at the TAC, Prosecutor for Commonwealth DPP and Solicitor at OPP (Victoria). He is also an accredited mediator.

  • Learning Outcomes

    • Discover the importance of self-advocacy and learn techniques to help you develop new relationships, negotiate effectively and assert your professional value
    • Acquire updated knowledge of regulatory policies and a better understanding of how they can be of benefit
    • Obtain effective strategies to improve how you manage common ethical dilemmas facing practitioners