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Essential Skills – Improving Efficiency & Cybersecurity

Essential Skills – Improving Efficiency & Cybersecurity

Date & TimeWednesday 29 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

In the first hour, Dr Craig Hassed will discuss the science behind mindfulness techniques and explain their specific application...

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Essential Skills Half Day - Wednesday 29 Mar
    • 1:00 PM The Science of a Pause: Improving your focus and efficiency

      Over the past few years, mindfulness has become a catchcry among high pressure professions, including those in the law. But what does “mindfulness” really mean, and is it backed by scientific research? Dr Craig Hassed will discuss the science behind mindfulness techniques and explain their specific application for lawyers, including how mindfulness can enhance both your practice and your home life.

      Presenter: Dr Craig Hassed, Senior Lecturer, Monash University

    • 2:00 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 2:15 PM Beat the Hacker: Cybersecurity for your firm

      Law firms are an attractive target for hackers and information thieves. This session will provide you insights into real life security breaches, helping you understand the key threats being faced by law firms today and how you can bolster cybersecurity at your own firm.

      Presenter: Ian Bloomfield, Managing Director, Ignite Systems

    • 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

    In the first hour, Dr Craig Hassed will discuss the science behind mindfulness techniques and explain their specific application for lawyers.

    The second session will provide you insights into real life security breaches, helping you understand the key threats being faced by law firms today and how you can bolster cybersecurity at your own firm. 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 Foreign Investment Primer, so if you need more CPD to fulfil your requirement, you can complete six units all in one day at the LIV.

  • Presenters

    Dr Craig Hassed, Mindfulness Coordinator, Monash University, Department of General Practice

    Dr Hassed works at the Department of General Practice and is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics. Dr Hassed was the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association and is a regular media commentator. He writes regularly for medical journals and has published 11 books. He also featured in the documentary, The Connection.

    Ian Bloomfield, Managing Director, Ignite Systems

    Ian is the Managing Director of Ignite Systems. He is an affiliate member of the LIV and sits on the Technology & the Law Committee. He has more than 40 years’ experience working with IT, and in conjunction with IT services provided by Ignite Systems, Ian advises legal and other professional services firms on technology strategy and cybersecurity. Ian’s work with both the LIV and the Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee has included keynote presentations, feature articles and training material on technology and cybersecurity.

    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.