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Maximising Productivity & Minimising Stress

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Maximising Productivity & Minimising Stress

Date & TimeTBC
Format Practice Essentials, Webinar
Price

Member

$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

Business Essentials

This event is now running as a Webinar only. Access information will be sent to all registrants in advance of the Webinar.

Lawyers frequently cite ‘lack of time’ as their biggest challenge. While you may not be able to reduce your workload or commitments, effective time management can lead to greater job satisfaction, lower stress and better overall mental health. This in turn reduces the risk of complaints from clients and protects against burnout in your career. Attend this workshop to discover the correlation between successful time management and the perception of time. Learn strategies that maximise productivity and support wellbeing. This is followed by an interactive discussion on challenging ethical issues that can arise in practice. 

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Program Overview

  • Maximising Productivity & Minimising Stress - Tuesday 31 Mar
    • 12:30 PM Registration
      Light lunch provided upon arrival.
    • 1:00 PM Opening & Welcome
    • 1:05 PM Maximising Productivity & Minimising Stress

      Enhance your time management skills to maximise your productivity and support your wellbeing in practice.

      Presenter: Desi Vlahos, Legal Practitioner and Lecturer, College of Law

      Compliance Area: Professional Skills / Practice Management & Business Skills

    • 3:05 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 3:15 PM Ethics

      The LIV’s Special Counsel Ethics will facilitate a highly interactive workshop discussion with attendees considering a selection of challenging ethical issues which can arise in the course of daily work within a legal practice. These will be illustrated by the use of de-identified real-life scenarios. Topics for discussion will include the duty of honesty required from solicitors, the need for care in complying strictly with statutory formalities when witnessing signatures, what to do with money held in trust when there are competing claims to it, the need to avoid conflict of interest in all its forms, and what to do when confidential documents or information is inadvertently disclosed to you.

      Presenter: Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Ethics and Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria

      Compliance Area: Ethics & Professional Responsiblity

    • 4:15 PM Close

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    *Exempt from the Early Bird offer are CLC, YL and Accredited Specialist members. The registration fee for these membership categories is $270.

    Lawyers frequently cite ‘lack of time’ as their biggest challenge. While you may not be able to reduce your workload or commitments, effective time management can lead to greater job satisfaction, lower stress and better overall mental health. This in turn reduces the risk of complaints from clients and protects against burnout in your career.

    Attend this workshop to discover the correlation between successful time management and the perception of time. Learn strategies that maximise productivity and support wellbeing. This is followed by an interactive discussion on challenging ethical issues that can arise in practice. 

    Topics covered include:

    • Time management strategies in legal practice
    • The relationship between effective time management and wellbeing
    • Tips for protecting against burnout in careers
    • Duty of honesty required from solicitors
    • The need for care in complying strictly with statutory formalities when witnessing signatures
    • The need to avoid conflict of interest in all its forms
  • Presenters

    Desi Vlahos, Legal Practitioner and Lecturer, College of Law  

    Desi is an Australian Legal Practitioner and Lecturer at The College of Law (Vic). She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2005 and has practiced in mid-tier, suburban and private firms. In 2013 Desi completed a Graduate Diploma of Education with a focus on her passions in literature and drama and regularly draws upon these as mediums of class engagement. As a certified mental health first aid trainer, Desi is a strong advocate for mental health, the well-being of new lawyers and the profession as a whole.

    Michael Dolan, Special Counsel Ethics, Ethics and Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria

    Michael Dolan is Special Counsel Ethics with the Law Institute of Victoria. Michael has had a long legal career spanning over 45 years, including 20 years as a senior executive in the electricity supply and mobile telephone industries in Australia and the UK.

  • COVID-19

    LIV's Approach to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

    As this is an evolving situation, please see the latest updates from the LIV here.

    Remote (Webinar) access to CPD

    In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have put in place precautionary measures to keep our members and staff safe. As we all make sense of the changing situation, the LIV is guided by two priorities: ensuring safety and health while minimising disruption to our learners. 

    To the end of March, we will be offering our CPD activities remotely, working with all our presenters to minimise the impact on the learning experience.  We will seek to maintain the full schedule of activities and we will continue to monitor the situation and update you on an ongoing basis. 

    Recognising the end of the CPD year is looming our CPD program will now run in Webinar format. In addition, the LIV has a range of Education videos that you are able to access. New titles will continue to be added over the coming weeks.  If you have any questions regarding existing or future registrations for LIV CPD activities, please call  9607 9311  or email register@liv.asn.au.

    Information from the VLSB

    In these special circumstances, the Victorian Legal Services Board (VLSB) understands that solicitors may need to complete more than 5 of their CPD units through private study of audio/visual material. This means that for the 2019-20 CPD year only, the VLSB will not be enforcing the 5-unit cap on private study of audio/visual material as set out in the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 (CPD rules). 

    Details to note:

    • The audio/visual material used for private study must be specifically designed for the purpose of updating a solicitor’s knowledge and/or skills relevant to his/her practice (CPD rule 8.2). 
    • Solicitors are already permitted to complete an unlimited number of units of ‘web-based programming’ under the CPD rules. Web-based programming is different to private study of audio/visual material because it takes place in real time or involves an interactive element such as a discussion group.

    Please also refer to Rules and our website for further information about CPD requirements.