Ethics, Professional Skills & Practice Management for All Lawyers

Take the opportunity to hone your mediation and negotiation skills with tips from a mediation expert. Consider your practices when dealing with ethical dilemmas that arise in your daily work. Learn more about burnout in the workplace and steps you can take to minimise the risks for you as well as wellbeing practices that you can adopt to minimise the impact of burnout.   
Thursday, 14 March 2024
Professional Skills
2.00pm to 3.00pm Mediation and Negotiation: Strategies to Maximise Positive Results

 

  • Preparation
  • At the table
  • Negotiation strategies:
    • Offers
    • Bottom line
    • When splitting the difference is the correct/wrong way to go
  • Utilising the mediator

Presented by Michael Lombard, Principal, Lombard Mediation; Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law

Ethics and Professional Responsibility
3.00pm to 4.00pm Ethical Dilemmas You May Face

 

  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Managing “unethical” or difficult clients
  • Taking on too much – when you need to step back
  • How to identify an ethical issue

Presented by Ines Kallweit, Principal Solicitor & Notary Public, KHQ Lawyers: Accredited Specialist (LIV)-Wills & Estates

Practice Management & Business Skills
4.15pm to 5.15pm Burnout: The Silent Risk Factor


The very nature of many lawyer's roles requires them to work on challenging matters, have relentless workloads driven by fast paced client needs, maintain peak performance, often lack work-life balance and undertake fast paced and focused work. Being deeply immersed in matters with clients has the potential to put lawyers at greater risk of experiencing psychological burnout and poor mental health. In this session, Rachel Clements provides insights and strategies on:

  • The definition of burnout and how it plays out in the workplace
  • Protective factors that can be implemented to minimise the risk of experiencing burnout
  • The neuroscience of burnout
  • Wellbeing practices that are specific to minimising the impact of burnout

Presented by Rachel Clements, Director of Psychological Services, Centre for Corporate Health

Chair:
Michael Lombard, Principal, Lombard Mediation: Accredited Secialist in Personal Injury Law  
4.00pm to 4.15pm Afternoon Break
Description
Attend and earn 3 CPD units including:

1 unit in Ethics & Professional Responsibility
1 unit in Practice Management & Business Skills
1 unit in Professional Skills

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Presenters


Ines Kallweit, Principal Solicitor, KHQ Lawyers
Ines Kallweit leads the Wills & Estates team at KHQ Lawyers. She is an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates (with the Law Institute of Victoria) and Notary Public. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners. Ines advises clients in all areas of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. Ines’ practice ranges from estate planning, the preparation of Wills and powers of attorney to complex estate administration and estate litigation. Her broad knowledge in this area and solutions-focused approach allows her to assist clients with the preparation of comprehensive estate plans and the administration of complex estates. Her estate litigation work involves both defending estates and representing individuals in resolution of disputes involving Wills, property, estate and guardianship matters. Ines’ expertise includes succession planning and asset structuring, advice in relation to and preparation of powers of attorney, appointment of medical treatment decision makers and advanced care directives. She also looks after applications for grants of probate and letters of administration, guardianship & administration matters (including VCAT appearances), will and trust disputes, family provision claims (seeking further provision from deceased estates) and resealing international & interstate grants of probate. Her expertise also includes charitable gifts & cy-prés applications, and complex estate administration (including as court appointed administrator). Ines also has a keen interest in promoting legal education. She has a Master of Teaching and is a former adjunct lecturer at the College of Law. She speaks for various professional development providers including the Law Institute of Victoria, Leo Cussen Institute and Television Education Network. Ines is a native German speaker. Ines is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading practitioners in this area of law, and has been recognised as a preeminent Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer for Victoria in Doyles Guide for seven consecutive years (2015-2022).


Michael Lombard, Principal, Lombard Mediation
Michael Lombard is a mediator specialising in personal injury claims at Lombard Mediation. Michael was formerly a Partner at Adviceline Injury lawyers when he was awarded Personal Injury Lawyer of the year 2019 by Best Lawyers in Australia. He was previously involved in high profile cases such as the Bourke street rampage and the Flinders street tram stop attack, as well as a variety of public liability and industrial accident cases. He attained accreditation in Mediation in 2013 and now practices exclusively as a mediator. Michael has also served as a director of the Law Institute and is a current member of the Law Institute ethics committee. He was a Trustee of Lawaid for 10 years, four of which he acted as chairman.


Ms Rachel Clements, Director of Psychological Assessments,
Rachel is the Director of Psychological Services at the Centre for Corporate Health , which she founded with Tony Bradford, Managing Director, in 1999. As the principal psychologist, Rachel is a sought after conference headliner, requested to speak on all things mental health, resilience and wellbeing. Rachel’s training programs and keynote’s offer a new lens through which employees and executives alike, can shift their attention inward and sharpen their focus on what they can do to create psychologically safe workplaces. On speed dial for many HR professionals, Rachel is a great support for navigating those difficult employee issues where mental illness, family and domestic violence or other factors are contributing to challenging circumstances in the workplace. Recognised for her expertise in the field of workplace mental health, mental toughness and wellbeing, Rachel has held a position as an expert panellist on the R U OK? Day Conversation Think Tank since 2014.


Ines Kallweit, Principal Solicitor, KHQ Lawyers
Ines Kallweit leads the Wills & Estates team at KHQ Lawyers. She is an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates (with the Law Institute of Victoria) and Notary Public. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners. Ines advises clients in all areas of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. Ines’ practice ranges from estate planning, the preparation of Wills and powers of attorney to complex estate administration and estate litigation. Her broad knowledge in this area and solutions-focused approach allows her to assist clients with the preparation of comprehensive estate plans and the administration of complex estates. Her estate litigation work involves both defending estates and representing individuals in resolution of disputes involving Wills, property, estate and guardianship matters. Ines’ expertise includes succession planning and asset structuring, advice in relation to and preparation of powers of attorney, appointment of medical treatment decision makers and advanced care directives. She also looks after applications for grants of probate and letters of administration, guardianship & administration matters (including VCAT appearances), will and trust disputes, family provision claims (seeking further provision from deceased estates) and resealing international & interstate grants of probate. Her expertise also includes charitable gifts & cy-prés applications, and complex estate administration (including as court appointed administrator). Ines also has a keen interest in promoting legal education. She has a Master of Teaching and is a former adjunct lecturer at the College of Law. She speaks for various professional development providers including the Law Institute of Victoria, Leo Cussen Institute and Television Education Network. Ines is a native German speaker. Ines is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading practitioners in this area of law, and has been recognised as a preeminent Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer for Victoria in Doyles Guide for seven consecutive years (2015-2022).

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InterContinental Melbourne

495 Collins Street, Melbourne 

Directions

Nearest Public Transport:

  • By train: Southern Cross Station (5-minute walk)
  • By subway: Southern Cross Station (5-minute walk)
  • By Tram: Trams on routes 12, 109, 11 and 48 all pass the hotel along Collins Street, get off at the William Street stop (3-minute walk). The hotel is located within the free tram zone which means travel within the CBD on the tram is free.
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