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Cocktail Function with Richard Bourke

It is proposed that the event will be recorded for broadcast on ABC Radio’s Big Ideas program. 

Richard was a leading talent of the Victorian Bar before joining the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in 2002. He has worked on numerous trials and appeals opposing the death penalty in the United States. As director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, Richard is a leading advocate for change to a system that inflicts its worst injustices on people who are poor and predominantly from disadvantaged backgrounds.

QLD Workers' Compensation Intensive Seminar

In just one afternoon, get a complete update on recent developments in workers’ compensation.

The program features prominent speakers addressing psychiatric injury claims, the NIIS/workers’ compensation interface, avenues to claim through the Anti-discrimination Commission and a practical guide to the most common of claims – lifting cases.

Ensure that you can provide your clients with the best practical knowledge for their cases and claims.

System Failure: The Over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in Prison

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women comprise 34 per cent of women behind bars but only 2 per cent of the adult female Australian population.

The majority of those incarcerated are mothers.

Implications are profound as trauma is embedded in communities through the separation of families, use of mandatory strip-searches and cycling of girls into the adult prison system as they mature.

Despite this, there have been limited solutions targeted at addressing the issue.

Introduction to Wills and Estates

Aimed at junior practitioners and legal support staff with less than three years’ experience, this introductory course develops delegates’ knowledge and skills, offering:

  • an overview of succession law;
  • practical guidance on estate planning, including preparing wills, general and enduring;
  • powers of attorney and deceased estate documentation;
  • an overview of estate administration and litigation, including probate, distribution to beneficiaries, and intestacy; and
  • an update on legislative changes.

Modern Advocate Lecture Series 2018: Lecture Three

Featuring notable members of the judiciary and legal profession, each presentation in our highly regarded Modern Advocate Lecture Series deals with practical advocacy relevant to the junior ranks of the profession.

The Honourable Justice Andrew Greenwood, Federal Court of Australia will be delivering the third presentation of 2018 on Some Practical Considerations on Advocacy.

Networking drinks and canapés will be held after the presentation.

River to Rooftop

River to Rooftop is your opportunity to have fun, get fit and snap the perfect rooftop selfie while making a difference for women and kids who experience domestic violence.

All climbers receive a finishers medallion – proof that you made it to the top!

Challenge The Legal System Seminar

The Red Rose Foundation is concerned that many victims of domestic violence and their children continue to be let down by systemic failures across our legal responses.

Guest Speaker
Magistrate Linda Bradford- Morgan

Panel of experts from domestic violence, sexual assault, family law, men’s behaviour change, law reform and criminal law discussing. 

“ What needs to change to change the ending”

Criminal law conference

Queensland Law Society’s Criminal law conference is the premier professional development event for criminal lawyers and other interested professionals in Queensland. We are honoured to welcome an impressive roster of judicial officers, QCs and accredited specialists to the 2018 program who will inform you on recent cases and legislative updates, arm you with valuable insights from the Bench, strengthen the way you practise, and future-proof your professional toolkit.

7 CPD points, 2018/2019 CPD year

Earlybird pricing closes 6 July.

Practice Management Course: Sole and small practice focus

The QLS Practice Management Course (PMC), allows you to develop the essential managerial skills and expert knowledge to manage a legal practice. Learn the art of attracting and retaining clients in the new law environment, managing business risk, trust accounting and ethics. Providing exclusive access to ongoing bespoke support, learning and networking opportunities and access to experts in trust accounting, ethics and risk management, the QLS PMC is a gilt edged investment in your future.

Why do your PMC with QLS?