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Essential Skills – Drafting Contract Clauses & Smart Leadership

Essential Skills – Drafting Contract Clauses & Smart Leadership

Date & TimeMonday 27 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 first practical, hands-on session will help you hone your skills in drafting key contract clauses – a critical skill for all lawyers...

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Essential Skills Half Day - Monday 27 Mar
    • 1:00 PM Drafting Key Contract Clauses

      Drafting is one of the most important practical skills a lawyer can possess, and there are specific techniques that can be used to ensure your contract clauses are written clearly and achieve your client’s intended outcome. This practical, hands-on session will help you hone your skills in drafting key contract clauses.

      Topics will include:

      • recitals
      • warranties
      • indemnities (and warranties v indemnities)
      • releases
      • confidentiality clauses.

      Presenter: Phillip Leaman, LIV Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Principal, Tisher Liner FC Law

    • 2:00 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 2:15 PM Smart Leadership: Managing and developing people effectively

      This session will cover current leadership theory and practice, including conversational intelligence: Judith Glaser’s C-IQ work, backed by neuroscience research, to take you from an “I” to a “we” in mindset, behaviour and outcomes. Our presenter will also discuss Flow Leadership – the ultimate in leadership effectiveness, adapting behaviours to best fit the context or current audience – to help you become a smart leader.

      Presenter: Katalin Howell, Director, Flow Leadership, Associate, Melbourne Business School

    • 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 first practical, hands-on session will help you hone your skills in drafting key contract clauses – a critical skill for all lawyers.

    The second hour will cover current leadership theory and practice, including conversational intelligence: Judith Glaser’s C-IQ work, backed by neuroscience research, to take you from an “I” to a “we” in mindset, behaviour and outcomes. 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 Administrative 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

    Phillip Leaman, LIV Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Principal, Tisher Liner FC Law

    Phillip is an accredited specialist in business law, chair of the LIV Business Law and Corporate Law Committee and chair of the LIV Advisory Committee for Business Law Specialisation. Phillip provides commercially focused legal advice and a high level of service. He knows that his clients want to get the deal done and start making money, and he takes a strategic approach to ensure an effective and expeditious outcome in contractual negotiations.

    Katalin Howell, Director, Flow Leadership, Associate, Melbourne Business School

    KatalinHowell Katalin is a leadership development professional with more than 20 years’ experience in psychology education, leadership development, board governance and executive education. Kat’s passion is to inspire individuals to empower self and others to make good choices to have a positive impact in achieving their leadership vision. Katalin is the Founder and Managing Director of Flow Leadership Centre Pty Ltd, a leadership development company. Her research has led to her development of the Flow Leadership Model to achieve Flow Leadership – the ideal or ultimate state of effectiveness, influence and success in leadership.

    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.