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Cite as: Jan/Feb 2015 89 (1/2) LIJ, p.16

A free ethics CPD video featuring experts from the legal profession is to be released by the LIV in March.

It will be available to all practising and new solicitor members and can be viewed remotely.

The video is an ethics panel discussion moderated by acting manager of the LIV Ethics department Michael Dolan. The panel features Monash University adjunct professor and former Family Court judge the Hon Nahum Mushin, Clayton Utz special counsel Nicole Ryan-Green; Riordan Legal director and past LIV president Danny Barlow; and Galbally & Rolfe founding partner Bob Galbally.

Topics covered in the video are based on calls to the LIV ethics advice line, which receives more than 80 calls a week from lawyers seeking advice.

“Several typical real-life ethics scenarios such as conflict of interest, confidentiality, duty to the court and recording telephone conversations are covered. These are the very sorts of questions we receive from practitioners every day on the LIV ethics advice line.” Mr Dolan said.

He said the video is of particular use to rural, regional and remote (RRR) practitioners, and they would recognise the scenarios discussed.

“RRR members often find it difficult to travel long distances for face to face seminars. The video allows members of an office to watch it together and discuss among themselves what they think about the scenarios and how they would handle those situations.” Mr Dolan said.

The ethics video is worth 1 CPD point and can be streamed from your computer.


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