Litigation Fundamentals: A Lunchtime Series: Preparing a Case for Trial

Delve into three fundamental litigation skills all over lunch: briefing counsel, case preparation for trial, and optimising litigation practice through key project management skills. Learn when and how to brief counsel, how you can prepare your case for trial and finally, takeaway how to streamline your litigation practice with essential project management skills. A must attend series for all aspiring litigators. WEB242N61Z

Description

Attend the full series and earn 3 CPD units including:
1 unit in Practice Management & Business Skills
2 units in Professional Skills

 

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.

Litigation Fundamentals: A Lunchtime Series: ‘How to’ Guide to Briefing Counsel

Thursday, 22 February 2024

A comprehensive guide on briefing legal counsel, addressing the timing for briefing, the preparation of the brief, and ways to aid your counsel in getting ready for court.

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Professional Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Chair:

Lisa Gooneratne, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth

Professional Skills
12.00pm to 1.15pm Briefing Counsel: Getting the Most Out of Your Barristers
  • When to brief
  • Preparing the brief: what should go in and what shouldn’t
  • Electronic briefs
  • How to best assist Counsel in preparing for Court
  • Instructing in Court
  • Developing good working relationships with Counsel

Presented by Jane Muir, Barrister, Gerard Brennan Chambers

Presenters

Ms. Jane Muir, Barrister, Gerard Brennan Chambers
Jane accepts briefs in all areas of commercial law. Her experience includes acting for clients in banking, bankruptcy, building and construction, commercial contracts, consumer protection, corporate, employment and industrial, equity, insolvency, insurance, real property and trade practices, matters. Jane regularly appears in State and Federal courts and tribunals, in Queensland and New South Wales, and represents clients in mediations and arbitrations.

Ms. Lisa Gooneratne, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Lisa has extensive experience in personal injury insurance law, in a variety of areas. Lisa acts for both private insurers and Government agencies, in the areas of public liability, workers compensation, medical negligence, coronial inquests, medical disciplinary matters and motor vehicle accidents. Lisa also acts for a self-insurers, including a national airline and national banks, in relation to personal injury claims. Lisa is actively involved in the ACT legal community, being a former chair of the Young Lawyers Committee and currently a Commissioner and Board member of the ACT Legal Aid Commission.

 

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Litigation Fundamentals: Preparing a Case for Trial

Thursday, 7 March 2024

A practical introduction in preparing a case and managing a civil case at trial, including steps to take and aspects of conducting a trial, including opening & closing addresses and presentation of documentary evidence. 

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Professional Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Chair:

Lisa Gooneratne, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth

Professional Skills
12.00pm to 1.15pm Preparing a Case and Conducting a Civil Case at Trial
  • Introduction to the steps needed to be taken by Solicitors and Counsel in preparing a case for trial
  • Evidence collection
  • Key aspects of conducting the hearing at trial, including opening and closing addresses
  • Techniques of persuasion
  • Objections to evidence
  • Presentation of documentary exhibits at trial

Presented by Stephen Owen-Conway KC, Sir Lawrence Jackson Chambers


Presenters

Professor Stephen Owen-Conway KC, Barrister, Sir Lawrence Jackson Chambers
Stephen Owen-Conway QC specialises in commercial litigation and practices in the fields of competition Law, taxation, intellectual property; corporations law; maritime law and sports law. He appears in the Federal Court of Australia and other Commonwealth Courts and Tribunals. He also appears in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and in the Court of Appeal. Stephen was first called to the English Bar in 1973, then joining the Queensland Bar in 1975 and the Western Australian Bar in 1977 and was appointed a Queen's Counsel in the states of Queensland and Western Australia in 1992. He has held a number of academic positions throughout his career including visiting lecturer at Nottingham University, senior teaching fellow at the University of Western Australia and was a lecturer at the universities of Plymouth, Queensland and Western Australia. Stephen currently holds the position of adjunct professor of law at Murdoch University in Perth. Stephen has a particular interest in professional football and most recently was a director of Cardiff City Football Club in 2012. Stephen’s List Clerks are Svenson Barristers who are located in Melbourne

Ms. Lisa Gooneratne, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Lisa has extensive experience in personal injury insurance law, in a variety of areas. Lisa acts for both private insurers and Government agencies, in the areas of public liability, workers compensation, medical negligence, coronial inquests, medical disciplinary matters and motor vehicle accidents. Lisa also acts for a self-insurers, including a national airline and national banks, in relation to personal injury claims. Lisa is actively involved in the ACT legal community, being a former chair of the Young Lawyers Committee and currently a Commissioner and Board member of the ACT Legal Aid Commission.

 

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Litigation Fundamentals: A Lunchtime Series: Legal Project Management: Key Skills for your Litigation Practice

Tuesday, 26 March 2024

Acquire essential practical project management skills to enhance your litigation practice, elevating it to the next level and surpassing your clients' expectations. WEB243N61CZ

Chair:

Lisa Gooneratne, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth

Practice Management & Business Skills
12.00pm to 1.15pm Legal Project Management: Key Skills for Your Litigation Practice
  • Understanding how Legal Project Management can benefit litigation
  • Fundamentals of Legal Project Management
    • Matter scoping
    • Matter scheduling
    • Matter costing
  • Managing variations and client expectations

Presented by Therese Linton, Founder and Principal, Basalt Group

Description

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Practice Management & Business Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Presenters

Ms Therese Linton, Founder and Principal,
Therese Linton is a global leader in legal project management and legal process improvement. Over the last decade she’s worked with thousands of lawyers to introduce innovative ways of working that delights clients, reduces stress, improves work-life balance and leads to better legal outcomes. Check out www.basaltgroup.global. Being one of the founders of the field of Legal Project Management and literally wrote the book in 2014, Therese has the practical experience and academic credentials to support you to adopt new ways of working. As part of the work Therese does training and coaching lawyers in Legal Project Management, she discovered that most lawyers have not been introduced to personal productivity concepts that many other professionals take for granted. So, she gathered her selection of the ’best of the best’ personal productivity tools and now the Personality Productivity Skills session is one of the most popular that she delivers. Her latest coaching program The POSITIVE Lawyer is now under development. Find out more about the groundbreaking POSITIVE Lawyer Online learning and coaching program by booking in a FREE initial coaching session with Therese. Therese is uniquely positioned with extensive academic credentials and a project delivery career spanning more than 3 decades. She was a Lecturer for Sydney University’s prestigious Master of Project Management for 7 years and also lectured in Legal Project Management for the College of Law for 3 years. She has written three books – Project Management Essentials, Cengage 2014, Legal Project Management, LexisNexis 2014., and the new Amazon best seller The POSITIVE Lawyer Mindset https://www.amazon.com/POSITIVE-Lawyer%C2%AE-MINDSET-Inspiring-transform/dp/B0B2TW64HT.

Ms. Lisa Gooneratne, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Lisa has extensive experience in personal injury insurance law, in a variety of areas. Lisa acts for both private insurers and Government agencies, in the areas of public liability, workers compensation, medical negligence, coronial inquests, medical disciplinary matters and motor vehicle accidents. Lisa also acts for a self-insurers, including a national airline and national banks, in relation to personal injury claims. Lisa is actively involved in the ACT legal community, being a former chair of the Young Lawyers Committee and currently a Commissioner and Board member of the ACT Legal Aid Commission.

 

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