SOLD OUT - Mandatory Rule 6.1 Half Day Seminar - Afternoon Session (31 March 2017) (Code: 2160)
SOLD OUT - Mandatory Rule 6.1 Half Day Seminar - Afternoon Session (31 March 2017) (Code: 2160)

Member: $ 175.00      Non-Member: $ 203.00

Prices include GST

CPD Units: 3

Duncan Young
, Director, Duncan Young Consulting
Angus Macinnis, Solicitor, StevensVuaran Lawyers
John Fleming, Costs Solicitor, The Law Society of NSW

This program complies with the Rule 6.1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (formerly known as Rule 57) requirements of Practice Management, Ethics and Professional Skills (3 CPD units).

Please note: this seminar does not include the Substantive Law unit (6.1.4).


1.00pm - 2.00pm - Engaging Clients

In this seminar Duncan Young will cover the following, to cover Rule 6.1.3, Professional Skills

  • Creating a strong first impression
  • Building rapport
  • Establishing credibility and trust
  • Identifying and adapting to different personalities
  • Creating empathy and connection
  • Creating open conversations about scope and fees

2.00pm - 2.15pm - Afternoon Tea

2.15pm - 3.15pm - Ethical compliance and social media

The use by lawyers of social media engages the ethical obligations owed by lawyers to the Court, to their clients, and to their opponents. The use of social media in litigation also raises issues as diverse as whether it is appropriate to “friend” an opponent’s witness and whether social media postings need to be preserved for discovery.

Angus Macinnis will use cautionary tales of lawyers behaving badly from around the planet in order to assist you to identify, and resolve, the ethical issues for NSW solicitors in their use of social media.

This session will cover Rule 6.1.1, Ethics and Professional Responsibility

3.15pm - 4.15pm - How to charge a client?

In this seminar John Fleming will discuss the common causes of cost disputes with clients, steps to avoid bill shock, liens and file transfers and finally communicating with your client and agreements settling cost disputes.

This session will cover Rule 6.1.2, Practice Management and Business Skills

About the Presenters:

Duncan Young has been working with organisations for the past 15 years as an organisational development consultant, facilitator and executive coach. He has implemented training programs throughout Asia Pacific and Europe across a broad range of industries and clients from both the private and public sector. One of his great strengths is being able to work effortlessly at any level of an organisation from CEO to frontline staff.

Duncan is accredited in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the L-Map Leadership Coaching Tool and the DISC Diagnostic System and has won numerous awards for his work. His credentials combine a diversity of education and training with practical experience. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Drama and a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). He has worked as a professional actor since 1995 appearing in film, theatre and TV productions in Australia and Overseas.

Angus Macinnis is a senior lawyer at boutique commercial firm StevensVuaran Lawyers. He has been providing advice, training, and dispute resolution assistance to employers across all facets of workplace law for more than 15 years.

He has published widely on the law of social media in publications including the Law Society Journal, The New Lawyer, and the Internet Law Bulletin; and perhaps even more impressively, he was once retweeted by Annabel Crabb".

John Fleming was admitted as a solicitor in 2000. Prior to joining the law society he worked as a lawyer predominately in the areas of commercial litigation and taxation. John currently works in the Legal Costs Unit of the Law Society of New South Wales where he provides advice to practitioners in NSW and elsewhere on costs and deals with policy issues and presents papers at seminars.

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Venue The Law Society of NSW, Level 3, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Start Date 31/03/2017
Start Time 01:00 PM
End Date 31/03/2017
End Time 04:30 PM


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