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Newcastle Law Society MCPD Seminar - Legal Ethics (Rule 6.1.1) Evidence Law (Rule 6.1.4) and Professional Skills (Rule 6.1.4)

Date: Mar 31 02:00 PM
Venue: Level 7 Seminar Room, Sparke Helmore, 28 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle

Presenters & Topics:

Peter Godkin, Barrister, Elizabeth Street Chambers
Topic: A Romp through the Evidence Act (Cth) – A quick overview of some of the more commonly used provisions

A life-long learner, Peter has degrees in music, education, theology and law. He taught High school music in Blacktown and Mt Druitt before becoming Head of Music at SCEGGS Darlinghurst. After leaving teaching he rode his bicycle around Europe for 12 months before studying theology and then completing a JD at UTS in February 2014. He was admitted as a lawyer in April 2014 and is founder of the ‘How to Pass The Bar Exam Course’, which prepares in excess of 50 candidates each year for the NSW Bar. Peter enjoys mostly a criminal practice but also accepts briefs in property, equity, contract and commercial disputes, wills and estates, family law and human rights. He recently enjoyed a successful District court appeal in an assault Police matter, which attracted a Jade alert (Pulitano v R [2016] NSWDC 207).

Dr Colin James – Solicitor, Senior Lecturer ANU College of Law
Topic: : Performance Hacks for Busy Lawyers: Managing time, stress, productivity and wellbeing - Lessons from Coaching Psychology

Colin has several qualifications in addition to law including a PhD in History from UWA and an MSc (Coaching Psychology) from Sydney University, and significant experience in the research and practice of professional supervision and mentoring, having taught at the UNLC for ten years until 2014. He has conducted empirical research on emotions, personality, clinical legal education, domestic violence, and academic integrity and authored and updated two chapters in the Legal Practice Manual (Thomson Reuters) since 2007. Colin has also convened CPD seminars for the NLS since 2006.

Linden Barnes – Ethics Solicitor, Law Society of New South Wales
Topic: : Latest and Greatest Ethical Errors (and how to avoid them)

Linden has been an Ethics Solicitor with the Law Society for nearly 7 years. She provides guidance to solicitors on their professional ethical obligations, and gives presentations on ethics. She previously worked in-house at financial institutions, advising on issues such as retail banking, privacy, IP, IT, customer relations and marketing, and also worked in insurance litigation.

Cost (GST not applicable):

  • Newcastle Law Society Member: $90
  • Non-members: $150
  • Students: $25
  • Includes refreshments

    Program and Registration Form or online

    SUGGESTIONS? If you have an idea for a CPD topic or potential speakers please contact Colin James.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that a refund will not be given to attendees who cancel within 24 hours prior to the event or fail to attend.