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Essential Skills –  Social Media Wars & Recognising Risk

Essential Skills – Social Media Wars & Recognising Risk

Date & TimeWednesday 22 March 2017 1–4.15pm
Format Seminar, Webcast
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 3
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
Venue LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

The constantly increasing use of social media across people of all ages and demographics continues to present legal issues...

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Essential Skills Half Day - Wednesday 22 Mar
    • 1:00 PM Social Media Wars: Resolving crises and protecting your brand

      The constantly increasing use of social media across people of all ages and demographics continues to present legal issues. Find out the common issues faced by law firms and strategies for managing crises when they occur.

      Presenter: Steve Wright, Senior Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting

    • 2:00 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 2:15 PM Recognising and Managing Risk in Your Practice

      People are the most important part of any legal practice. This session looks at how each person in a practice has a risk management role. Our presenter will consider the importance of effective delegation and supervision, as well as ways of increasing risk awareness throughout your practice.

      Topics will include:

      • key points for effective delegation and supervision
      • risk awareness and feedback
      • using checklists as a risk management tool.

      Presenter: Matthew Rose, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee

    • 3:15 PM Ethics and Best Practice

      Daily legal practice brings with it a host of ethical challenges for solicitors. As an officer of the court, a solicitor’s duty to the court and the administration of justice is paramount and prevails to the extent of inconsistency with any other duty, including those duties owed to a client.

      By engaging in this highly interactive seminar with an experienced solicitor-facilitator, you will be faced with working through a range of structured real life ethical scenarios to assist you in identifying key ethical issues and how to resolve them.

      By the end of the one hour session you will be able to answer the following questions:

      • My client has lied to the court in an affidavit – what should I do?
      • My client tells me that he committed the crime, but wants to plead not guilty – can I act for him?
      • My opinion is that my client does not have a proper basis for a negligence claim, but she instructs me to issue a summons to get a settlement – can I do so?
      • I have a very difficult client in a complicated property matter and want to cease acting – can I do so?
      • Can I still exercise a lien over a client-matter file if the former client pays the funds into his new solicitor’s trust account pending resolution of the costs dispute?
      • “Loose talk sinks ships” – the boundaries of a solicitor’s duty of confidentiality

      Presenter: Michael Dolan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Institute of Victoria

Further Details

  • Full Description

    The constantly increasing use of social media across people of all ages and demographics continues to present legal issues. Find out the common problems faced by law firms in this area and strategies for managing crises when they occur.

    You will then learn the importance of effective delegation and supervision, as well as ways of increasing risk awareness throughout your practice. Finally, a senior ethics solicitor will take you through a range of structured real life ethical scenarios to assist you in identifying key ethical issues and how to resolve them.

    This session is conveniently scheduled around the Sports Law Half Day, so if you need more CPD to fulfil your requirement, you can complete six units all in one day at the LIV.

  • Presenters

    Steve Wright, Senior Director, Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting

    Matthew Rose, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioner's Liability Committee

    Matthew is a Risk Manager with the LPLC, which is the professional indemnity insurer to Victorian legal practices and the insurer to many national law firms. He joined the LPLC in 2010 after working in risk management roles with the London offices of global law firms Clifford Chance and Mayer Brown. Previously, he practised as a senior associate in Minter Ellison’s commercial litigation group.

    Michael Dolan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Institute of Victoria

    Michael has gained extensive experience as a country and city solicitor, as well as in-house counsel for both a major statutory corporation in Victoria and an Australian electricity supply industry association. Michael provides advice to solicitors on ethics issues and supports the work of the LIV Ethics Committee.

  • Learning Outcomes

    At this Essential Skills session, you will:

    • learn practical strategies to improve your everyday practice
    • earn compulsory CPD units in ethics and professional responsibility, practice management and business skills, and professional skills
    • receive expert guidance and advice across a range of topics.