Forum 2020

Forum 2020
Register for up to 10 sessions from a selection of over 30 topics over a 2 day period. Complete or top up your 10 MCPD units required before the 31 March deadline.

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When
13/02/2020 9:00 AM - 14/02/2020 4:30 PM
Where
Adelaide Convention Centre North Terrace ADELAIDE SA 5000 AUSTRALIA

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Program

   

Thursday, 13 February 2020

 
Presenters: Amy Nikolovski, Duncan Basheer Hannon
Chair: Name, Company 
Description 
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

Presenters: Rachael Gray QC , Victoria Square Chambers
Chair: The Hon. Justice Stanley, Supreme Court of South Australia 
Description This session will discuss the time limitations and ethical considerations when dealing in Estate and Commercial Law Matters.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

Presenters: Mark Jordan, Carpenter & Associates, Rosemary Caruso,Tindall Gask Bentley
Chair: Bree Burns, Douglas Hoskins Legal 
Description This session is designed to provide practical guidance and tips by practitioners for practitioners when dealing with the CourtSA system for grants of representation and general dealings with the Probate Registry. Ways to deal with practical issues both generally and in relation to particular types of applications will be discussed and shared.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:15 AM

Presenters: Laura Paulus, National Rail Safety Regulator, Dr Steven Churches, Elliott Johnston Chambers & Todd Golding,Crown Solicitor's Office
Chair: Ben Garnaut , Crown Solicitors Office 
Description A regulator alleges that a mid-sized company contravened the Australian Consumer Law by reason of misleading and deceptive advertising.Ê From those simple facts, many and different ethical issues arise for the public sector lawyer acting for the regulator and the in-house counsel of the company.Ê The Panel will be asked to address those issues.
Time
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM

Presenters: Master Norman, District Court of South Australia & Master Olsson, District Court of South Australia
Chair: Alex Ward, Edmund Barton Chambers 
Description 
Time
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM

Presenters: Ruth Beach, Mediation Unit Manager - Adelaide Magistrates Court
Chair: Magistrate Jack Fahey, Magistrates Court of South Australia 
Description 
Time
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM

Presenters: David Riggall, Anthony Mason Chambers
Chair: Name, Company 
Description 
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Presenters: Rebecca Sandford, HWL Ebsworth & Greg Hacket, ASIC
Chair: Mun Lai, Legal Sector, Bridgestone Australia 
Description Whistleblowers play an important role to identify and call out misconduct and harm to the community. Yet they may face difficulties or risk their careers for speaking out. Recent reforms have strengthened the legal rights and protections for whistleblowers in both the public and private sector. The reforms also place strict rules on public and private sector entities when they receive and investigate whistleblower disclosures. This session will explore the whistleblower protection regimes in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (SA) as well as the regulatory arrangements at the Commonwealth and state level
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Presenters: Her Honour Judge Chapman, District Court of South Australia
Chair: Emily Telfer SC, Director of Public Prosecutions 
Description Etiquette is essential for making a good impression; this is especially true in the courtroom, where there are many stated, and unstated, rules of conduct for litigants, attorneys, jurors, and other attendees. Attend this seminar to hear insights into courtroom etiquette from experienced practitioners.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenters: Julian Morrow, The Chaser and The Checkout
Chair: Nadine Lambert, Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner 
Description (Legal) OPERATION is an interactive CPD legal quiz, hosted by former lawyer and former Julian Morrow (The Chaser, The Checkout), lovingly crafted to fulfill the mandatory ProfessionalÊSkills CPD activity. This session will include questions on subjects including, Procedures in the legal system, e-filing and use of court portals, use of interpreters, legal research and Plain English drafting.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Presenters: Jerome Doraisamy, The Wellness Doctrines
Chair: Name, Company 
Description This lecture inspires individuals to take proactive individual responsibility for managing one’s health and wellbeing. It will outline the personal and professional experience of Jerome Doraisamy’s mental health issues and subsequent recovery; extrapolate relevant topics from his book and wider research for discussion; and offer practical solutions and strategies for audience members to counter and manage those issues.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Presenters: Justin Sharman, DMAW Lawyers
Chair: Peter Koutsoukos, Bridgestone Australia 
Description This session explores the ramifications of the High Court of Australia's recent decision in Glencore International AG v Commissioner of Taxation, that held legal professional privilege operates “only defensively, as a means of resisting compulsory production, and does not confer a positive right to restrain the use of privileged material disclosed without authorisation
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM

Presenters: Julian Morrow, The Chaser and The Checkout
Chair: Nadine Lambert, Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner 
Description Ethical Pursuit? is a CPD trivia game show about a subject that’s not at all trivial. Trivia and ethics may seem an unlikely fit, but the quiz format makes for a clear and effective way to raise a wide range of topics within Practical Legal Ethics.Ê Legal Ethics has never been this fun ... which isn't saying much. And yes, host Julian Morrow does realise the irony of anyone from The Chaser being involved in something to do with ethics.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Presenters: Tim O’Callaghan, Piper Alderman, Katherine Dellit,Crown Solicitor’s Office & Carolyn Mitchell, Cowell Clarke
Chair: Paul Gordon, Wallmans Lawyers 
Description Panellists will discuss the ways that young lawyers, senior lawyers, practice managers, employers, and the profession as a whole, can work towards ensuring healthy, supported workplaces for young lawyers. The Seminar will present data collected from the LSSA Young Lawyers’ Salary and Wellbeing Survey conducted in 2018, highlight the primary topics and trends, and discuss challenges and solutions with experienced panellists. The Survey was conducted to gain a greater understanding of stress levels, workplace bullying, remuneration and salary, performance appraisals, working arrangements, and job seeking behaviours.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Presenters: Daniel Roesler, Pexa
Chair: Con Costi, Costi & Co 
Description Since 2016, PEXA in partnership with industry stakeholders in SA have made available to lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions the ability to lodge documents electronically at the Land Titles Office. Additionally, full electronic settlement of residential and commercial property can now be completed on the PEXA platform. PEXA, the LTO and Land Services SA have collaboratively deployed nearly 95% of all lodgement cases, facilitating the lodgement of nearly 1 in 5 of all transfers and 50% of all documents. With the ability to prepare a caveat, Transmission Application or Application to Note Death and have it lodged as an unregistered dealing within 5 minutes is revolutionising the legal services industry. PEXA can also facilitate the automation of large scale development preparation, saving countless hours of billable time on preparation and signing of documents. PEXA is your trusted partner in the digitisation of how property is exchanged in SA.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Friday, 14 February 2020

 
Presenters: Judge Rossi, South Australian Employment Tribunal & Dr Nicholas Ford
Chair: Name, Company 
Description This session will look at the interests of the parties to proceedings and doctors, particularly psychiatrists in cases of the mentally unwell when a court is asked to order the production of the doctor’s clinical record. Judge Rossi will address the legal principles involved and Dr Ford will address the issue from the perspective of the treating psychiatrist.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

Presenters: Michael Rizzuto, Sedsman Legal
Chair: Christina Flourentzou, Courts Administration Authority 
Description Willmakers occasionally include declarations about other people in their will which the subject might find offensive.Ê Sometimes this is done to explain unequal distribution or lack of provision, but it might also be done to simply have the final say about the character or lifestyle of the person in question.Ê The Court is generally reluctant to interfere with a will but words may be struck out if they are deemed to be adequately offensive.Ê This presentation will explore how and where the Court draws the line to declare such statements so offensive that they must be excluded from the probate copy of the will.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

Presenters: Hon. Justice Blue, Supreme Court of South Australia
Chair: Hon. Chief Justice Kourakis, Supreme Court of South Australia 
Description His Honour will discuss the changes to the Court Rules necessitated by the introduction of CourtSA and how the rules will simplify and unify the current regimes across the Supreme, District and Magistrates Court.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM

Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:15 AM

Presenters: Jonathan Wells QC, Hanson Chambers
Chair: Name, Company 
Description Jonathan will lead delegates through a series of scenarios that a lawyer may face in order to consider ethical issues that arise. Participation in this seminar meets the requirements of practical legal ethics under the MCPD scheme for legal practitioners in South Australia.
Time
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM

Presenters: Grant Feary, Law Claims, Jane Miller,Elizabeth Evatt Chambers & Mark Jordan, Carpenter and Associates
 
Description In 2019 the Society launched two important packages of documents •one concerning Wills and Estates and one concerning Family Law Financial Agreements- which are designed to assist practitioners in these areas in their everyday practice. These documents are available to practitioners who are insured under the SA Legal Practitioners Professional Indemnity Scheme and are based on similar packages available in Queensland produced by Lexon, the Queensland professional indemnity insurer. The documents have been adapted and updated for SA law and practice by practitioners expert in the relevant areas, Mark Jordan in respect of the Wills and Estates package and Jane Miller in respect of the Family Law Financial Agreement package. This session will explain how to get the best out of these documents, which will save you time and ensure that mistakes and claims are kept to a minimum.
Time
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM

Presenters: Jeffrey Goldberger, Norton Rose Fullbright
Chair: Philip Adams, Murray Chambers 
Description ·Ê The ascertainment of meaning: core principles ·Ê The nature of ambiguity ·Ê The use of extrinsic evidence or factual matrix as an aid to interpretation: the ambiguity gateway ·Ê Text, context and purpose: the approach of the High Court ·Ê Words crossed out ·Ê The use of template contracts ·Ê Rectification by construction: mistakes in contractual language ·Ê The equitable remedy of rectification
Time
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM

Presenters: Clarissa Rayward, The Happy Family Lawyer
Chair: Name, Company 
Description Clarissa Rayward, ÊLawyer and host of the popular Podcast, Happy Lawyer Happy Life will tackle the question of ´what’s next’ in the conversation about Lawyer Wellness- we know the challenges, we have the research so what do we now need to do to effect change to finally reduce the unnecessarily high rates of psychological ill health and dissatisfaction in our profession.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Presenters: Jonathan Wells QC, Hanson Chambers
Chair: Chad Jacobi, Edmund Barton Chambers 
Description Jonathan and Chad will lead delegates through a series of scenarios that a lawyer may face in order to consider ethical issues that arise.Ê Participation in this seminar meets the requirements of practical legal ethics under the MCPD scheme for legal practitioners in South Australia.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Presenters: Jeffrey Goldberger , Norton Rose Fullbright
Chair: Philip Adams, Murray Chambers 
Description - Losing contractual rights by conduct - Estoppel, waiver and election - The foundation of estoppel: reliance and detriment - Common law estoppel - Estoppel by representation - Estoppel by convention - Equitable Estoppel - Proprietary estoppel - Promissory estoppel - The scope of equitable promissory estoppel in Australian Law: an ongoing controversy - Promissory estoppel and estoppel by convention in the Supreme Court of South Australia: Manassen Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v Commercial & General Corporation Pty Ltd [2019] SASC 171 (Doyle J) (30 September 2019)
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

Presenters: Craig Caldicott, Caldicott Lawyers
Chair: Name, Company 
Description 
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Presenters: Peter Crump, AMP Advice
Chair: Siobhan Parker, David Burrell & Co 
Description In this session Peter Crump, an actuary and financial adviser, will provide participants with a continuation of his insight into the treatment of superannuation for the purpose of agreements or orders. What to do after the superannuation has been divided and how the parties can move on financially are important considerations for your clients. Case studies will be used to illustrate superannuation splitting and moving on.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Presenters: Bill Ericson, Ericson Legal
Chair: Tim Cogan, Costs Law 
Description The end of the ability of lawyers to recover party/party costs for acting for themselves: Bell Lawyers v Pentelow (2019)HCA 29. This session examines the impact of the recent High Court decision that a lawyer acting for themselves cannot in the event of success in litigation recover party/party costs for their own time spent in the litigation. It briefly examines the history of the previous rule that such costs were recoverable, and considers the impact of the decision on barristers, in house lawyers, disbursements, charging for clerk time, and incorporated practices. It also considers the commercial ramifications of the decision for recovering disputed solicitors costs.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM

Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM

Presenters: Eloise Burge, Online Services & Practitioner Engagement Manager
Chair: Name, Company 
Description Practice managers and sole practitioners are encouraged to the attend ´CourtSA: How to prepare for practice managers and sole practitioners’ on 30 January and 18 February which will demonstrate CourtSA and provide information on how firms can prepare for its launch.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Presenters: Barbara Johns, SACAT
Chair: Name, Company 
Description 
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Presenters: Mark Ferraretto, Flinders University & Jeremy Duffy, Duffy Legal
Chair: Diana Thomas, Legal Services Commission 
Description This session will consider some topical cyber security considerations with a small practice focus through the framework of a legal practice technology 'audit', identifying and addressing a number of common risks arising from the use of technology in legal practice (including artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology tools), and offering mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate some of those risks.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Terms and Conditions:

Cancellations: Payment in full of the registration fee is required to be made at least five working days prior to the event.  Previously paid registrations are transferable subject to the alternate attendee being eligible to register at the same registration fee (that is a practitioner who is not a Society member is not eligible to attend in place of a member without the price differential having been paid. Any person who has registered and paid to attend an event but is subsequently unable to do so and does not wish to transfer the registration is able to apply to the Society for a refund, however such refunds (in whole or in part) will be at the discretion of the Law Society subject to the circumstances and any external costs paid by the Society which cannot be recovered by us.
MCPD Units: Any MCPD Units listed are only provided as a guide and attendees must satisfy themselves about the nature and quantity of MCPD Units they can claim for the activity. Please refer to the MCPD Guidelines for details at www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/mcpd
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Webinar Cost: Unless otherwise stated, the cost to attend events via webinar is the same as attending in person or $80, whichever is greater.  The cost for students to attend via webinar is the same as attending in person or $35, whichever is greater. Country Practitioners (as defined by the Law Society of South Australia) are exempt from the minimum webinar charges and will be charged the same rate as attending in person.