Legal Accreditation

WA Legal Practice Board

We are an approved QA provider for the WA Legal Practice Board, so that all our legal conferences attract points for WA solicitors & barristers (to a limit of 6 CPD points per legal conference). After each legal conference you will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance and the academic agenda for your CPD records. Of the 4 core competency areas we cover Substantive Law and at least one of the remaining three (Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management and Professional Skills).

Hong Kong Law Society & International Law Societies

The Hong Kong Law Society has approved our legal conferences on a case by case basis which gives lawyers from many parts of the USA continuing education points via reciprocal arrangements


Self Assessment & CPD

On our reading of the rules all our legal conferences attract CPD points, not necessarily in every strand but we aim to do at least one ethics point, one practice skills point and one mediation point at each legal conference. Thousands of barristers and solicitors over the years have obtained a portion of their CPD points at our legal conferences. Each legal conference has a minimum of 16 hours of academic content, as such delegates and speakers may choose the sessions that are most relevant to their practice and professional development. After each legal conference you will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance and the academic agenda for your CPD records. Please see information below specific to each Australian Law Society (excluding WA) and information for Barristers and Solicitors from New Zealand.

For Barristers

Qld Bar Association

According to our reading of the Bar Association of Queensland's 'Administration Rules', Queensland Barristers must earn 10 legal CPD points annually and one CPD point is earned for each completed hour of engagement in a CPD activity. (Calendar year runs from April until the end of March).  We aim to cover at least one topic on 'Ethics and Professional Responsibility' and 'Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure and Evidence'. .Some legal conferences include topics on 'Practice Management and 'Barrister Skills'. Speakers can claim up to 3CPD per hour for their presentation.

NSW Bar Association

According to our reading of the 'Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Rules 2015 provided by the New South Wales Bar Association, one CPD point is earned for each completed hour of engagement in a CPD activity. We aim to cover at least one topic on 'Ethics and Professional Responsibility' and 'Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure and Evidence'. Some legal conferences include topics on 'Practice Management and 'Barrister Skills'.

 ACT Bar Association

According to our reading of ACT Bar Association's Continuing Professional Development Program Protocol, ACT Barristers must earn 10 legal CPD points annually and one CPD point is earned for each completed hour of engagement in a CPD activity (Calendar year runs from April until the end of March).  We aim to cover at least one topic on 'Ethics and Professional Responsibility' and 'Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure and Evidence'. Some conferences include topics on 'Practice Management and 'Barrister Skills'. In addition to this, Speakers may also claim up one point per hour of preparation (maximum of 2 points). 

Victorian Bar Association

According to our reading of 'The Victorian Bar Continuing Professional Development Policy 2016', Victorian Barristers must earn 10 legal CPD points annually and one CPD point is earned for each completed hour of engagement in a CPD activity (Calendar year runs from April until the end of March).  We aim to cover at least one topic on 'Ethics and Professional Responsibility' and 'Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure and Evidence'. Some conferences include topics on 'Practice Management and 'Barrister Skills'. In addition to this, Speakers may also claim up one point per hour of preparation (maximum of 2 points). 

National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).

There will be at least one session on mediation at each conference for the purpose of the CPD regime in the NMAS.

For Solicitors

Qld Law Society

Based on our reading of Queensland Law Society's Guidelines on CPD compliance for Queensland solicitors most sessions attract 1 CPD point per hour. In addition to this, each legal conference covers content under the mandatory core areas of  'Practical Legal Ethics' and 'Professional Skills' and some conferences have content on 'Practice Management and Business Skills'.  Each conference has a minimum of 16 hours of academic content, as such delegates and speakers may choose the sessions that are most relevant to their practice and professional development.  

 

The Law Society of NSW

Based on our reading of the Law Society of New South Wales' Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015  all our legal conferences attract CPD points at a rate of 1 CPD point per hour. We aim to cover at least one topic on each of the following compulsory fields 'Ethics and Professional Responsibility', 'Professional Skills' and 'Substantive Law'. Some legal conference include topics on 'Practice Management and Business skills'. Each legal conference has a minimum of 16 hours of academic content, as such delegates and speakers may choose the sessions that are most relevant to their practice and professional development.  

ACT Law Society

Based on our reading of the ACT Law Society's A continuing professional development scheme for Canberra’s legal practitioners all our conferences attract CPD points at a rate of 1 CPD point per hour. We aim to cover at least one topic on each of the following compulsory fields 'Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility', 'Professional Skills' and 'Substantive Law and Procedural Law'. Some legal conference include topics on 'Practice Management and Business skills'. Each conference has a minimum of 16 hours of academic content, as such delegates and speakers may choose the sessions that are most relevant to their practice and professional development.  

 Law Society SA

Based on our reading of the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development rules all our legal conferences attract one point per hour and we aim to cover at least one topic of the mandatory activities of: “practical legal ethics”, “practice management or business skills” and “professional skills”.

Law Society NT

Based on our reading of the Law Society NT's CPD Guide for Practitioners, all our legal conferences attract a rate of 0.5 CPD points per 30 minutes.  We aim to cover at least one topic on each of the following compulsory fields 'Professional ethics and Responsibility' and 'Professional Skills in Legal Practice'. Some conferences include topics on 'Practice Management and Business Skills'.

New Zealand Lawyers and Barristers

On our reading of the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Ongoing Legal Education—Continuing Professional Development) Rules 2013,our legal conferences meet those rules’ CPD requirements on the basis of a legal practitioner applying attendance at each session of the legal conference in accordance with that practitioner’s Continuing Professional Development Plan and Record (CPDPR) [Rules 4, 5 6 & 7]


Migration Law CPD

From 19 November 2017, all lawyers in Australia will be able to undertake work in migration law including dealing with all aspects of visas such as visa applications, visa cancellations, appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and anything to do with employers and engaging overseas staff.

These workshops are conducted by Lorenzo Boccabella, Barrister-at-law and migration specialist. You will receive 10 legal CPD points in three areas – Substantial law, Professional Skills and Ethics.

It is a whole new field of law and potentially a new set of clients. However it is not an area one can easily parachute into. Topics include

  • The visa system

  • Employer sponsorship

  • Specific visas such as partner visas, skilled visas and work visas

  • Compliance issues with Immigration

  • Merit review to the Administrative Appeals

  • Judicial review in the federal court system plus appeals to the High Court

  • All topics earn CPD points in substantive law.

Further questions?

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