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Transform your CPD from obligation to opportunity with a CPD Digital Subscription for just $499/year.

The Digital Subscription is where CPD counts for more than just compliance, unlocking a legal bank of short-form online on-demand content, including interactive courses, podcasts and video-based programs.
 
In today's ever-changing legal landscape, being prepared isn't just about staying informed—it's about knowing ‘What’s next’.

Enjoy 120+ hours of expertly curated content by the College of Law and our partners like the Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI), Hearsay, CPD Interactive and On the Run, ensuring every moment spent is a step towards fulfilling not just your CPD needs, but your career aspirations.
 
With 24/7 access for 12 months, our CPD Digital Subscription offers the flexibility to learn what you want, when you want, whether you're an individual seeking personal development or a firm looking to enhance your team's skills.

Do you want access for more people in your firm? Take a look at our firm subscription options. 

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Practice management and business skills module overview:

Want to gain tangible skills to give your practice, people and processes an edge? Unpack real-world scenarios. And cultivate strategies to build your brand, manage challenging clients, provide constructive feedback and foster safe work environments. Listen, watch and browse our library of engaging modules. And learn how to run, manage and elevate your practice.

Practice management and business skills courses:

1 CPD point
1 hour 20 minutes
Interactive

Get ready to take a deep dive on a matter level. What best practice and risk management steps do you take? Think about this notion; from client intake, to the retainer, to crafting a legal strategy, to using practice management software, to implementing daily tactics. Principal and Director, Malcolm Campbell explores all the points above and so much more. 

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Malcolm Campbell

Facilitator

Malcolm Campbell

Principal/Director, Coleman Greig Lawyers

Malcolm has over two decades of experience across business, commercial, workplace and estate planning law.

He has successfully represented a diverse and growing list of businesses, associations and organisations.

Malcolm’s wide-reaching experience allows him to quickly develop a strong understanding of his clients’ needs, get to the core issues and put in place well thought out and effective strategies. This helps them achieve their objectives in a timely, effective, and commercially sound manner.

Malcolm is also an engaging speaker, regularly presenting webinars, seminars and workshops to a wide range of audiences. These include not-for-profit organisations and charities through to top tier firms and peak body groups such as LawCover, the College of Law and Legalwise CPD seminars. 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

Safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment and a basic knowledge of the impact of stress on the brain and body. These are the prerequisites to a trauma-informed approach. Are you across these notions? Having a firm understanding of dealing with an alarmed brain will help you manage distressing and challenging conversations.

 

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Robyn Brady

Facilitator

Robyn Brady
Mental Health Accredited Social Worker

Robyn is a leading Australian Mental Health Accredited Social Worker and an internationally renowned consultant with over 43 years’ experience. She is currently the Mental Health Consultant and trainer for the Law Society of NSW. Legal Aid, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, tribunals and Ombudsmen and law firms. Robyn specialises in educating professionals to communicate and effectively deal with situations relating to mental health issues. 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

The knowledge of basic bookkeeping is important for every Australian lawyer. For lawyers, whether as principals or employees, this knowledge assists in the effective and proper conduct of matters, including the preparation of bills of costs and trust account statements.

Moreover, every lawyer who contemplates entering into practice as a principal, whether as a sole practitioner, partner, or director of an incorporated legal practice, must accept the fact that carrying on a practice involves the carrying on of a business.

 

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Frances Moffitt

Facilitator

Frances Moffitt
Australian Legal Practitioner

Fran has Professional qualifications in Accountancy and Law. She has considerable experience both as a solicitor and trust account investigator. Her professional knowledge and experience include taxation; insolvency; proceeds of crime and 8 years as a trust account investigator.

Fran was employed as a Regulatory Compliance Solicitor in the Professional Standards Department at the Law Society of NSW for over 16 years where she assisted practitioners with all regulatory aspects of legal practice. During this time, Fran developed a detailed knowledge of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015 and the Legal Profession Uniform Legal Practice (Solicitors’ Rules) 2015.

Her professional skills include a strong consultative and education focus in the areas of trust accounts; practising certificates, practice structures and in particular the establishment of new and merging partnerships and incorporated legal practices.

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

Today it is not about what you know, but what you do with what you know. We’re all required to work faster than ever, in increasingly complex environments and a failure to keep up can lead to individuals and companies being left behind. This course is the time management guru. 

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

How can AI assist your career capabilities, your firm practices and what roles is this technology “generating” and shaping future career in both legal and non-legal markets. This course explores what all the fuss is about, the impact of AI in the legal world/business contexts and what to do today. 

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CLI

 

Terri Mottershead

Facilitator

Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre of Legal Innovation

As the Executive Director of the Centre, Terri works internationally with leaders and managers of law firms, legal departments, community legal centres, alternative legal service/product providers, legal associations, legal incubators and accelerators, legaltech entrepreneurs, law schools, business schools, business professionals and lawyers, supporting their contribution to the transformation of legal practice. She has been a thought leader in people centred legal practice innovation for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the Centre, Terri was a practising lawyer and subsequently led the in-house talent management departments for global firms and associations. She has also led or taught on practical legal education initiatives in law schools in Asia, Australia and the US. In 2010, Terri founded Mottershead Consulting in the US, and later expanded it to Australasia, to focus on supporting lawyers, legal business specialists and law firms in identifying, developing and transforming their capabilities and practices to a new way of delivering legal services/products to the market.

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

Strategic networking is a powerful tool. Learn how to cultivate a strong personal brand and reputation in your industry. You’ll learn the 101 basics, getting the best bang for your buck, strategies to network and what to do before, during and after a networking event.

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CPDI

 

Cathryn Urquhart

Facilitator

Cathryn Urquhart, Facilitator, Legal Practice Management Course, WA

Cathryn Urquhart studied law at the University of Western Australia and was admitted in 1988. She has a diverse career working for national law firms mainly in insurance and construction litigation, as well as time spent as a Claims Solicitor at Law Mutual, the professional indemnity insurance section of the Law Society of WA. Cathryn is the Facilitator of the Legal Practice Management Course at the College of Law in WA. She also has her own business and works for a range of law firms and other businesses as a Professional Skills Trainer and Coach.

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

Looking to go from legal technician to leading the charge? To help you secure new business, you’ll learn 10 building blocks to build your practice – and how to build your profile through thought leadership and word-of-mouth marketing.

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Shelley Dunstone

Facilitator

Shelley Dunstone

Shelley is an Australian lawyer who also holds qualifications in Marketing.

She founded Legal Circles in 2001, to help lawyers achieve their business and career aspirations. Her passion is to help lawyers make the most of their unique skills and qualities, so they can develop a practice and a career they truly enjoy.

Shelley was admitted as a lawyer in 1981 and practised in a variety of legal fields before specializing in commercial litigation. She has been a partner of a mid-sized Australian commercial law firm, and has also worked as a freelance lawyer, helping small firms and sole practitioners to deal with large litigious matters.

Shelley is an Adjunct Lecturer with the College of Law, and is the author of A Practical Guide to Drafting Pleadings (published by Thomson Reuters).

She is a life member of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association, and Co-Chair of the Senior Lawyers Committee of the International Bar Association.

She is a regular presenter at conferences around Australia and internationally.

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

Effective client management is at the heart of effective practice management. You’ll explore client engagement theories and unpack the SACRED model – style, awareness, clarity, reliability, excellence, dynamic – to manage clients with ease.

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Ian Bennett

Facilitator

Ian Bennett

Ian (Special Counsel, Sparke Helmore Lawyers) is an experienced workplace lawyer specialising in employee relations, work health and safety (WHS) and coronial inquests. He provides practical and pragmatic advice to help employers effectively manage complex legal issues arising in the workplace.

Ian assists clients to effectively manage issues and develop strategies that look at the bigger picture and mitigate potential flow-on effects (such as public relations, commercial arrangements, insurance and regulatory compliance). He commonly advises on matters involving discrimination, long-term absenteeism, bullying and harassment, fitness for duties, dismissal disputes, industrial instrument interpretation, restraint of trade, policy and procedure development and WHS investigation, prosecution and enforceable undertakings.

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

Whether you’re a partner, principal or sole practitioner, basic bookkeeping is an essential skill in your legal toolkit. Learn about types of trust money, common pitfalls and managing cash in a legal practice.

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Frances Moffitt

Facilitator

Frances Moffitt

Frances Moffitt is a solicitor in the Professional Standards Department at the Law Society of NSW and adjunct lecturer at the College of Law. Fran’s professional experience includes insolvency and bankruptcy law; criminal law (proceeds of crime), administrative law; taxation law; and statutory investigations.

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Interactive

Grow your understanding of the causes and effects of regulatory risk to better advise your clients. Learn about the relevance of regulatory risk management, and contrast compliance and regulatory risk management.

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Karen Lee

Facilitator

Karen Lee

Karen is the Principal of Legal Know-How and she provides expert advice to firms and businesses on risk management, legal and business process improvement, legal documentation, regulatory compliance and knowledge management.

 

0.75 CPD points
50 minutes
Listen

Want to explore and examine what’s in store for law firms? Gain business development insights and discover how to plan for the dynamic legal world of tomorrow – so you can help your firm get ahead, today.

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Facilitator

Silvia Coulter

Silvia Coulter, Mark Medice

Silvia Coulter is a Co-founding Principal of LawVision. Silvia is widely regarded as one of the legal industry’s most experienced sales, key client planning, and leadership experts. Her experience includes working as a former strategic account executive and sales leader at a Fortune 50 company, a chief marketing and business development officer at two global law firms, and consultant and facilitator to firms across the globe.

Law firm leaders rely on Silvia’s experience and assistance with leadership development, strategic account analysis and planning, and business development strategy. She is a co-founder of the Legal Sales and Service Organization (Legalsales.org), a Past Elected President of the Legal Marketing Association, and an elected Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

Silvia is the co-founder of BizDevGals, a certified business woman enterprise, to help women in professional services to achieve their revenue goals. She is a frequent speaker and facilitator at law firm retreats and legal industry meetings.

Mark Medice is a Principal at LawVision and leads the Financial Performance and Data Science Practice. He has over 20 years of leadership experience providing and applying data solutions to the most pressing challenges facing law firm leaders. Mark spent over 10 years at Thomson Reuters, where he launched and led the Peer Monitor program. During that time, he created the Peer Monitor Index (PMI), which is widely used throughout the legal industry. Immediately prior to LawVision, Mark led new initiatives around analytics and metrics at Intapp.

Law firm leaders rely on Mark’s unparalleled experience in financial competitive intelligence and benchmarking, predictive analytics, industry performance, rates, pricing trends and strategy, profitability, and other critical issues facing firms today.

 

1 CPD point
62 minutes
Watch

This video explores how effective legal operations can benefit your people. You’ll examine the growth and future of legal operations, unpack the legal operations toolkit, and analyse real-world case studies.

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Mollie Tregillis

Facilitator

Mollie Tregillis

Mollie Tregillis leads Minter Ellison’s Legal Optimisation consultancy practice, which leverages MinterEllison’s award winning Legal Operations team to support clients in optimising their inhouse legal function to improve operational efficiency, develop high performing teams and provide strategic client service. This practice works with clients to achieve best practice across six domains: strategy, delivery, team, resources, technology and data.

With a depth of Legal Operations experience, Mollie is a people person with a passion for building strong relationships and influencing for change. As a ‘recovering’ lawyer, Mollie brings an empathetic yet strategic approach to all her engagements. She is also passionate about supporting up and coming Legal Operations talent and mentoring them to find their dream job just as she has.

She has an ongoing focus on further education and her certifications include Prince2, AgilePM, Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking and Service Design.

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
Watch

Be guided through the building blocks of legal automation. Learn what legal automation actually is, how it can benefit your business, and when to launch your own automation projects.

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Giles Thompson

Facilitator

Giles Thompson

Giles Thompson is the Head of Growth at Avvoka, a document automation, collaboration, negotiation, and analytics platform with a global client base that includes many CEE lawyers. Giles spearheads its revenue growth strategy, works with leading law firms, in-house legal teams, and businesses. Aside from this, he spends lots of his time designing and creating bespoke document automation solutions for clients.

Previously, Giles worked as a city lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills and Kirkland & Ellis. He also had in-house experience working for BP’s in-house legal team and in the regulatory division of PAX Labs.

 

Mark Ford

Facilitator

Mark Ford

Mark Ford is an Associate Partner and Global Law Knowledge Leader for E&Y based in London. He recently joined the firm from Echo Legal, a document automation specialist, to lead the legal knowledge management function and support the organization in its goal to create the world’s leading enterprise legal services business. With more than 3,500 legal professionals in 94 countries, there is much for Mark and the team to do. At a strategic level, his focus is on three primary areas:

content – to create, collect and curate market-leading content for legal professionals to use in serving clients
systems – to build powerful yet user-friendly repositories to put this knowhow at users’ fingertips as and when they need it, and
culture – to create a strong knowledge culture to ensure that every member of the organization is participating in the program.

 

0 CPD point
22 minutes
Watch

Time to transition from time billing to value-based pricing? In this instructive video, you’ll learn crucial tips and traps, and why value-based pricing isn’t just a billing model change – it’s a business model change.

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John Chisholm

Facilitator

John Chisholm

John (Director and Co-founder, The Innovim Group) describes himself as a third generation recovering lawyer who has been coaching professionals on the implementation of aligned pricing into their practices since 2006.

His experience both at the helm of, and consulting to, numerous professional firms nationally and internationally, over many years gives him rare insight as to what firms do well and where the hiccups are as they journey away from time-based billing.

Coastal living, drawing and grandfatherhood sit well with John.

 

1 CPD point
57 minutes
Watch

All clients expect quality legal advice. So to stand out in today’s legal landscape, you need to deliver delightful service experiences. Learn what clients value, how to use CX tools – and how to be a CX champion.

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Carl White

Facilitator

Carl White

Carl (Director, NewLaw, PwC Australia and Founding Director, CXINLAW) is a recognised expert in Client Experience, service culture and legal transformation. He is the founder of CXINLAW, an international law firm advisory service, which in 2021 was absorbed by PwC Australia.

He studied theatre arts and practice at the Royal Academy of Dramatic (RADA) before forging a unique career path in law. Carl has authored market leading research supported by the College of Law (UK). He became a faculty member and Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Legal Innovation in 2019.

 

1 CPD point
57 minutes
Watch

Drawing on human-centred design, how can – and should – we reimagine the legal ecosystem? You’ll cover the need for Design Thinking, review practical examples, and learn how to enable it in virtual environments.

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Melissa Lyon

Facilitator

Melissa Lyon

Melissa (Executive Director & Experience Designer, Hive Legal) brings design thinking and a human-centred approach to everything at Hive. She consults to clients by assisting them to identify, develop and implement innovative processes, systems, strategies and ways of working.

This includes working collaboratively with clients to identify ‘pain points’ and matching them with a truly multi-disciplinary set of skills (not just legal) to resolve those challenges. At Hive we use our purpose driven design thinking framework, HiveThink to do this.

 

 

0.75 CPD points
54 minutes
Listen

With the exodus of Baby Boomer lawyers, are you prepared for the knowledge gaps they’ll leave? Hear how firms are adapting to a changing workforce and about the value of mentoring – for experienced and junior practitioners.

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ida abbott

Facilitator

Ida Abbott

Ida Abbott is the President of Ida Abbott Consulting, a consulting firm that has served employers, individuals, partners, and law firms since 1995. Most of her current work focuses on three areas: supporting retirement transitions by helping firms create dignified retirement processes and helping individuals design happy, fulfilling futures; promoting mentoring and sponsorship; and advancing women into leadership.

Due to 40-plus years of valuable contributions as a lawyer and consultant, Ida was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, among so many other leadership positions she holds.

Ida’s best-selling book, Retirement by Design, was named one of the six best books on retirement and aging by the Wall Street Journal in 2020. Ida Abbot has been recognised nationally and internationally as a thought leader and innovator in developing, retaining, and managing legal talent.

 

1 CPD point
61 minutes
Listen

Recorded at the start of the pandemic, this podcast provides a glimpse into the minds of legal leaders as they navigated extreme change. Hear how they created a pathway forward for their clients, employees and firms.

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Catriona MacLeod

Facilitator

Catriona MacLeod

As a business owner and property investor as well as a lawyer, Catriona (Director, Cullen MacLeod Lawyers) is able to understand your issues from more than a legal perspective. From a background that has included working in mining camps in the Pilbara to managing bars and restaurants, Catriona brings a depth of practical, as well as legal, experience to assist you.

Catriona is actively involved in issues affecting the business and legal community, sitting on various boards including the Western Suburbs Business Association, the Piddington Society, the Subiaco Justice Centre and as co-chair of the inaugural Advisory Board of the College of Law’s AustralAsia Centre for Legal Innovation. Her practical involvement in the local business community is assisted by an academic background and experience including two first class honours degrees, working for the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, the Chief Justice of Western Australia, and teaching at Murdoch Law School.

In 2021, Catriona was awarded the Women Lawyers of Western Australia Inc. 'Woman Lawyer of the Year'. This award recognises women who have made recent and significant contributions to the promotion of justice for all women, and the participation of women in the legal profession.

Catriona has a particular interest in finding new ways to increase efficiency of client services in the legal profession, to redesign how legal services are provided to clients in a better, more efficient and cost-effective way. As part of this interest, Catriona is the founding co-chair of the national College of Law’s Asia Pacific Centre for Legal Innovation, which brings together thought leaders throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States to implement national and international trends in innovation.

 

Marcus McCarthy

Facilitator

Marcus McCarthy

Marcus (Consulting Principal, Arch Law (formerly Nexus Law Group)) has acted for significant corporate, government and private clients in all aspects of commercial law & litigation for over 22 years, with a particular focus on the construction/ infrastructure, mining and property development sectors. He is experienced in all forms of complex commercial litigation and transactional work, including mergers & acquisitions, procurement, major property transactions and dispute resolution. With significant business experience beyond the law and broad knowledge of multiple practice areas, Marcus brings a rare level of commercial acumen and practical skill to legal practice and business advisory.

With over 25 years’ experience of leading, transforming and growing professional service firms within the accounting, medical and legal sectors, Warrick's high-level interpersonal skills allow him to genuinely engage with stakeholders at all levels. A visionary leader, Warrick enjoys engaging in thought leadership, challenging the status quo and networking with industry and community peers.

 

Warrick McLean

Facilitator

Warrick McLean

Warrick has demonstrated skills in exploring and implementing technology as an enabler, improving client experience and lifting the financial performance and ongoing sustainability of the firms he has led.

Warrick is a regular MC at legal industry events in Australia and New Zealand and a Past President and Life Member of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA).

Warrick is currently Non-Executive Director, NSW Business Chamber; appointed Community Representative, City of Parramatta Local Planning Panel; Co-Chair, Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI) Advisory Board and Member, Parramatta Powerhouse Community Reference Group.

 

Katherine Thomas

Facilitator

Katherine Thomas

Katherine is CEO of Free Range Lawyers and Managing Director of Katherine Thomas Consulting. Her 20-year career in the legal sector couldn't be more perfectly aligned to creating Free Range Lawyers. Having chosen the legal business rather than legal practice path, she held a number of roles at major U.K. firms covering marketing, sales, learning & development and knowledge management. More recently, through her own consulting business run from Australia, she has advised law firms from Canada and the U.K. to New Zealand and a lot in-between on strategy and sales.

Most relevant to Free Range Lawyers is her work in establishing and growing the flexible resourcing service Vario for Pinsent Masons, taking it from an idea to a thriving business in under three years. She remains one of few people with a deep, global insight into flexible resourcing in the law.
Katherine is Teaching Fellow on the Master of Legal Business course provided by The College of Law, Australia. She is a lecturer for the College of Law in Western Australia, a member of the Law Consultancy Network, a panel member for the College of Law Centre for Legal Innovation in Western Australia, a regular contributor to publications such as LegalBusinessWorld and Remaking Law Firms and speaks at events worldwide.

 

0.75 CPD points
52 minutes
Listen

What tech is the right fit for your firm? This podcast provides a framework for implementing legaltech projects, discusses common adoption challenges – and shares tips on how to kickstart your projects today.

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Fiona McLay

Facilitator

Fiona McLay is Principal Lawyer & Consultant at McLay Legal

I have over 20 years' experience running a range of commercial litigation in Sydney (and recently in Melbourne) including large multi-party claims to small contract disputes. I actively look for opportunities to achieve a commercial resolution for the parties from the very beginning of a dispute. I have a special interest in business breakups involving separation of business interests including disputes over valuation of shares, minority shareholder oppression, breach of restraint, misuse of confidential information and dissolution of a partnership. I also have significant experience in complex family and deceased estate disputes involving high net worth individuals.

I have over 10 years experience advising insurers on policy coverage and professional indemnity claims (medical negligence and Lawcover). More recently I advise businesses on coverage disputes with insurers and negligence claims against professional advisers. I have a commercial approach to mediation, and I am always focused on containing the parties' costs to reach a resolution as soon as possible that the parties can both live with.

I am a member of the NSW Law Society, Geeky Guru at the Centre for Legal Innovation Legalpreneurs Lab, Australian Legal Technology Association, Australian Legal Practice Management Association.

 

1 CPD point
61 minutes
Listen

Leverage automation and create value across your business. Hear about the broader benefits you can reap, identify ripe opportunities, and discover how to link internal and external processes through automation.

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Gene Turner

Facilitator

Gene Turner

Gene founded LawHawk with Allen Li in 2016, after a 17-year career as a corporate and finance lawyer.

Before founding LawHawk, he was a corporate and finance partner at Buddle Findlay for six years. He has previously also worked at Chapman Tripp, Westpac, and CMS Cameron McKenna in London. He has acted on many significant corporate and finance transactions, and been ranked by IFLR as a leading lawyer in both Corporate and Banking.

Gene has a long-standing interest in precedents and document automation, and first implemented document automation for Westpac in 2000, reducing preparation time for business banking and property finance loan documents from an hour to 3 minutes. Document automation has been a career-long goal.

By 2012 Gene realised that high-quality legal document automation could be done only by someone with legal and automation skills, and with specialist document automation software. So he learned HotDocs automation, and the idea for LawHawk came from there.

Gene also has an MBA (Dist) from Victoria University (graduating first in class), which helps him understand and design effective business processes and strategies.

Gene is on the Advisory Board of the Australasian College of Law’s Centre for Legal Innovation.

 

Mark Tyndall

Facilitator

Mark Tyndall

Mark is Neota Logic’s VP, Markets & Growth (Asia Pacific). He works with law firms and corporate legal teams to identify opportunities for service improvement, explore automation use cases, and design and deliver process and technology solutions. He was previously a commercial lawyer, working on regulatory investigations, commissions of inquiry, class actions and automation strategy and delivery.

 

1 CPD point
62 minutes
Listen

Is your firm keeping up when it comes to knowledge capture, management and deployment? You’ll cover the business case for knowledge management and gain implementation tips to fuel your innovation strategy.

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Katrina Gowans

Facilitator

Katrina Gowans

Since 2018, Katrina has been the National Legal Operations Lead for Origin Energy, a role she describes as helping the Origin Legal team manage change. One of her highlights was to successfully lead the Legal team in implementing a fully integrated matter management and document management system, underpinned by a transformation program to change the way the team worked. Katrina has also just been appointed to the Advisory Board on the College of Law’s Centre for Innovation, a legal innovation think tank established by the College in 2016.

Prior to stepping into Legal operations, Katrina was a lawyer at Origin and before that worked in private practice at King & Wood Mallesons.

Katrina is passionate about working with lawyers to use technology to change the way we work.

Carolyn Austin

Facilitator

Carolyn Austin

Carolyn is the Director of Knowledge and Practice Support at K&L Gates in Australia, with a passion for legal innovation and knowledge management.

Carolyn started her legal career as a commercial litigation lawyer, and went on to hold various senior Knowledge and Innovation roles in global law firms, and on the original Legal Knowledge Management Forum (LKMF). She was a Sessional Lecturer in Knowledge Management Strategies for the Master of Digital Information Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, for many years, and served on the Information and Knowledge Management Advisory Committee at UTS.

At K&L Gates, Carolyn leads a team of Australian legal practitioners and specialist technicians focused on creating innovative approaches to client service delivery through sustainable knowledge management, process improvement and digital adoption. Carolyn co leads K&L Gates' Australian Innovation Committee and is a member of the global IDEA Group.

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
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Are users at the centre of your innovation projects? Hear about the importance of user-centred principles, and gain the mindset, processes and tools you need to design projects that deliver value for your users.

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Kathryn Kearley

Facilitator

Melissa Lyon

Melissa (Executive Director & Experience Designer, Hive Legal) brings design thinking and a human-centred approach to everything at Hive. She consults to clients by assisting them to identify, develop and implement innovative processes, systems, strategies and ways of working.

This includes working collaboratively with clients to identify ‘pain points’ and matching them with a truly multi-disciplinary set of skills (not just legal) to resolve those challenges. At Hive we use our purpose driven design thinking framework, HiveThinkP to do this.

 

3 CPD points
180 minutes
Interactive & watch

Wish you had more time each day to get your work done? Examine time management techniques, gain practical tips to boost your productivity and retake control of your life – professionally and personally.

2 CPD points
120 minutes
Interactive & Watch

Want to communicate more clearly with your clients? Learn how to lead client meetings with confidence, write clear emails and manage challenging clients. And gain the skills you need to nurture richer client relationships.

1 CPD point
68 minutes
Watch

Gain step-by-step guidance on Australian Consumer Law to review marketing copy and recognise red flags. Examine online and social media advertising. And find out how you can balance compliance with creativity.

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Laura Hartley

Facilitator

Laura Hartley

Laura Hartley (Partner, Addisons) specialises in corporate, commercial and competition and consumer law, with particular expertise in advertising and marketing in the consumer goods industry. Laura’s clients include The a2 Milk Company Limited, Bega Cheese Limited, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Mitsubishi Electric and SC Johnson. She provides her clients with day-to-day clearance on their advertising campaigns from concept to execution, as well as strategic advice on the advertising and marketing challenges they wish to launch against their competitors and defence strategies against those launched against them.

Laura also has an intimate knowledge of the various voluntary codes that affect advertising and marketing having been Company Secretary of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and its self-regulatory body, AdStandards, for almost ten years.

 

1.5 CPD points
90 minutes
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Review the Australian mandatory data breach notification scheme from a commercial perspective. Examine remediation options. And develop a robust process to identify, assess and notify data breaches with the OAIC.

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 On the Run

 

Alec Christie

Facilitator

Alec Christie

Alec was the founding Partner of the Digital Law (including Data Privacy) team at Mills Oakley with over 29 years' experience.

He has a national and cross-border Asia Pacific practice with an emphasis on data privacy and cybersecurity, multi-jurisdictional privacy compliance, information (including Big Data analytics), digital transformations (including RPA, AI, IoT, Cloud computing and sourcing) and Blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrency.

Alec (Partner, Clyde & Co) has significant expertise in providing practical legal solutions across a range of sectors, including the financial services, Government, higher education, online/e-commerce, technology, health and life sciences and entertainment/media.

 

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24 minutes
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To coach well, you need to believe in the capabilities of the person and let go of your need for control. Enhance your leadership skills and know how to coach others effectively to foster better outcomes.

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On the Run

 

Mandy Holloway

Facilitator

Mandy Holloway

As a leadership trailblazer who put courage into action to achieve significant "firsts" in her career, Mandy (Co-Founder, Courageous Leaders) now inspires people to be courageous in the way they lead themselves, others and the organisation.

Starting her career as an audit junior she blazed a trail to become the first female partner in Australia at PKF (now BDO) followed by admittance as a partner at KPMG, Sydney. She was the first partner to take paid maternity leave in KPMG Sydney - blazing the trail for the many female partners who now both take maternity leave AND return to a part-time partner role.

This career success was anchored in her strong business skills, ability to develop trusted relationships and the courage she brought when expressing her leadership mastery while consistently challenging the status quo.

Mandy is a passionate, energetic and inspiring presenter who captivates participants with her style of delivering intriguing and practical content with enthusiasm and realism. Her empathetic style and ability to intimately understand the ongoing pressure faced by business leaders is clear and grounded in her personal leadership experiences and her design capability.

 

1 CPD point
60 minutes
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Explore a case study on whistleblowing – from receiving a report through to resolution. Know what happens during the investigation process. And learn the steps you need to take to ensure your organisation is compliant.

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On the Run

 

Elizabeth Ticehurst

Facilitator

Elizabeth Ticehurst

Elizabeth is the founding principal of Activate Workplace Law. She is an accredited specialist in Employment and Industrial Law and is an expert in the emerging area of whistleblowing. With two decades of experience working in the legal industry in the Asia Pacific Region, Elizabeth has first-hand knowledge of the complexities of managing a diverse workforce across several jurisdictions.

An expert in Whistleblowing Law, Elizabeth has a special interest in advising managers of in-house whistleblowing programs on both compliance and practical issues. She has conducted whistleblower response training for more than 50 groups, including Boards, executive teams and senior management in industries ranging from finance and banking to resources and retail.

 

Scott McLintock

Facilitator

Scott McLintock

Scott is a Partner at CurbyMcLintock, a forensic investigation and risk management practice, with 18 years’ of forensic experience specialising in the areas of investigations, fraud and corruption risk, hotline implementation and management both in Australia and abroad including the US, Europe and Asia. Scott has held roles in law enforcement, regulatory, corporate and consulting with one of Australia’s largest forensic practices. His industry experience includes financial services, racing, oil and gas, liquor and gaming, mining, healthcare and government.

He is passionate about the importance of having a well run whistleblower program as part of an organisation’s corporate governance framework that encourages people to speak up in good faith and protects those who have the courage to come forward from retaliation.

 

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42 minutes
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While robots won’t replace lawyers anytime soon, AI is undoubtedly a powerful tool for legal professionals. Examine its practical benefits – and challenges in areas like ethics and bias. Plus, hear about the potential and promise of ChatGPT.

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Kathryn Kearley

Facilitator

Uwais Iqbal

Uwais (Founder, Simplexicio) has over 5 years of experience designing, building and delivering Machine Learning and NLP solutions across leading legal tech start-ups and a corporate innovation lab. He has held roles as a Machine Learning Engineer at Eigen Technologies, and as a Senior NLP Data Scientist at Thomson Reuters Labs and ThoughtRiver. Uwais also holds a BSc and MSc in Physics from Imperial College London and an MA in Islamic Studies from SOAS.

 

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60 minutes
Interactive

Recap and review the year in legal innovation and tech. Explore the differences between platforms and point solutions, the outlook for legaltech start-ups, what’s new in NewLaw careers and a few 2023 predictions.

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CLI

Caryn Sandler

Facilitator

Caryn Sandler

Caryn leads the Gilbert + Tobin Legal Service Innovation team and G+T Innovate. These teams provide specialised services to support our legal services delivery; and innovate to deliver new tools and services benefiting Gilbert + Tobin’s practice and clients.

Caryn’s role encompasses responsibility for over 80 lawyers and business professionals working across Transformation, Legal Informatics, Legal Project Management, Knowledge Management and GTDocs.
Caryn won Most Innovative Legal Changemaker in Asia-Pacific in the Financial Times Most Innovative Lawyers Awards 2022, “Innovator of the Year” at the Australian Law Awards 2022 and ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the Partner of the Year Awards 2021, as well as at the Lawyer’s Weekly Women in Law Awards in both 2020 and 2019. Under Caryn’s leadership, Gilbert + Tobin was named Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia-Pacific 2019 at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards and Most Innovative Firm for the 4th year in a row at the Australian Financial Review Client Choice 2021 Awards, researched by Beaton.

Caryn is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board to the Centre for Legal Innovation and is a director for various not-for-profit organisations. Caryn has a passion for expanding the focus and content of legal education to enable lawyers to succeed and thrive in the changing legal environment.

 

Graeme Grovum

Facilitator

Graeme Grovum

Graeme Grovum is a legal technologist who leverages deep understanding of legal process and love of new technologies to deliver exceptional results in novel ways.

Graeme leads Allens' Managed Data Services, providing clients with direct access to cutting-edge technology, expertise, and training to improve internal workflows and reduce costs. During his 20 years in the legal and financial services industries Graeme has worked with 100s of local and international clients on large-scale discovery matters and digital transformation projects, focused on improving client outcomes through process improvement and the thoughtful application of technology. For example, to address an issue routinely confronting many of his ediscovery clients, Graeme devised and patented a computer implemented method of assessing the searchability of an electronic document.

Graeme regularly speaks about digital transformation for the legal industry at conferences such as the IBA Annual Conference, the ACC Annual Conference, and the Law Society of NSW FLIP Conference. His work has been recognised in the Legal Innovation Index and by the Financial Times’ Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyer Awards.

 

Tessa van Duyn

Facilitator

Tessa van Duyn

Tessa (CEO and Practice Leader, Moores) is a leading human rights and public law expert with over 15 years’ experience providing expert legal and strategic solutions.

Previously head of the legal team at the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission, Tessa joined Moores to continue her commitment to social justice, equality and inclusion.

Tessa brings to Moores a strong record in governance support, developing collaborative partners and leading innovative projects to be impactful and effect social change.

As a skilled litigator Tessa enjoys advocating for her clients in a variety of tribunal and court settings. She helps resolve complex discrimination and administrative law disputes - but she adds the most value by helping her clients to avoid litigation in the first place.

Tessa van Duyn thrives on building successful relationships. She is known for being a talented leader and people manager, with a focus on enabling people to bring their best to work.

 

Substantive law module overview:

Gain practical skills and strengthen your command of several substantive law domains. Delve into our interactive modules to learn about your reporting obligations, examine the fundamentals of consumer law, unpack privacy laws, and clarify the law of caveats. Expand your legal toolkit and acquire new insights – to support your clients with competence and confidence.

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49 minutes
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Marsha Bassily joins David Turner in the studio to cover the shape of things to come in the migration arena, with a look back at the removal of the dual registration requirement and that Novak Djokovic deportation.

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Hearsay

Marsha Bassily

Marsha Bassily 

Principal, MB Lawyers 

I am the Founder and Principal Immigration Lawyer at MB Lawyers. My main interest is corporate immigration: assisting corporates and their staff, with their Australian visa requirements, compliance, and strategy.

I was admitted to practice in Law in 2005 (NSW), after completing a BArts/Law (Sydney University). I am Notary Public (2018 to present) and a Barrister Solicitor to New Zealand High Court (2023 to present). I thoroughly support mentoring, and have had the privilege to a be a Senior Lawyer Mentor to young lawyers.

 

Damien Mahon

David Turner,

Host 

David Turner has a gift for teasing out people’s stories, so it’s no wonder he is Hearsay’s host. With a double Bachelor of Arts and Laws from Macquarie University, he is also an MBA candidate at UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management. When he isn’t interviewing people on Hearsay, David is a lawyer at Assured Legal Solutions, a boutique financial services law firm located in Sydney’s CBD. Prior to joining Assured, he was called to the NSW Bar, and is a former President of NSW Young Lawyers and a former Councillor of the Law Society of NSW. David spends the little downtime that he has left reading historical fiction and tinkering on home improvement projects. You can access David’s bio on the Assured Legal Solutions website here.

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50 minutes
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Founder and principal of Justice Family Lawyers and expert family law practitioner Hayder Shkara joins David Turner to resume Hearsay's exploration of family violence and coercive control.

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Hearsay

Hayder Shkara

Hayder Shkara
Principal, Justice Family Lawyers

Hayder Shkara is the principal of Justice Family Lawyers. He founded the firm in 2017 after returning from the Rio Olympic Games, where he competed for Australia in Taekwondo.

Hayder has vast experience in family law, including financial and property settlements, divorce, custody matters, wills and estate, consent orders and binding financial agreements. He is excellent communicator and holds well before a Judge and Magistrate in legal proceedings. He is also great with clients, able to build close connections with them.

Hayder has a double degree from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and Communication (Journalism).

He is committed to Justice Family Lawyers and the team, overlooking all the matters and providing detailed support to his staff and clients. He values hard work and dedication, as an athlete, and will provide endless guidance to his team and clients.

When Hayder isn’t demonstrating his dedication to the firm, he is playing soccer with friends or coaching sports on the weekends.

 

Damien Mahon

David Turner, Host 

David Turner has a gift for teasing out people’s stories, so it’s no wonder he is Hearsay’s host. With a double Bachelor of Arts and Laws from Macquarie University, he is also an MBA candidate at UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management. When he isn’t interviewing people on Hearsay, David is a lawyer at Assured Legal Solutions, a boutique financial services law firm located in Sydney’s CBD. Prior to joining Assured, he was called to the NSW Bar, and is a former President of NSW Young Lawyers and a former Councillor of the Law Society of NSW. David spends the little downtime that he has left reading historical fiction and tinkering on home improvement projects. 

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49 minutes
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Criminal defence lawyers Helen Christinson and Damien Mahon join the podcast to discuss the use and abuse of evidence in criminal proceedings, touching on that famous Blackstone evidence maxim and section 138 of the Evidence Act.

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Hearsay

Helen Christinson

Helen Christinson

Senior Associate, Hugo Law Group 

Helen is an experienced advocate who brings compassion, positivity and a sharp legal mind to every matter. In 2022 Helen was recognised by members of the profession as a Criminal Law Rising Star in the 2022 Doyle’s Guide – Sydney. Whether appearing in bail applications, sentence matters, defended hearings or other applications in the Children’s Court or Local Court, conviction and severity appeals in the District Court, or high-profile trial and sentence matters for State and Commonwealth offences, Helen is a detail-focused, empathetic, energised and tenacious advocate. She has a wide range of legal experience from Local Court traffic matters to complex murder trials in the Supreme Court. Helen ensures her clients understand the nature of their charges, providing them with clear information to help them make informed choices about how to progress their matter. She is known for her succinct and effective advocacy, common-sense approach to analysing evidence and thorough preparation in support of each and every case.

 

Damien Mahon