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Issue 72 - Mar 2015
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cpd_intro.jpgThe following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events.

 

25 MARCH 2015 

WORKSHOP - TELLING AND RETELLING YOUR STORY: IMPLICATIONS FOR WORKING WITH INDIGENOUS CLIENTS 

BAQ Gibbs Room 

Strand: Ethics 


25 MARCH 2015 

WORKSHOP - TELLING AND RETELLING YOUR STORY: IMPLICATIONS FOR WORKING WITH INDIGENOUS CLIENTS 

BAQ Gibbs Room 

Strand: Ethics 

Cost: Free 

This workshop will draw on findings of sociolinguistic research and discussions of participants’ experiences in a range of legal settings to explore: 

• how storytelling and retelling works in everyday contexts and in the law 

• relevance to evaluations of credibility and reliability in the law 

• specific cultural and communication issues in Indigenous societies 

• implications for lawyers working with Indigenous clients 


26 MARCH 2015 

WEBCAST ONLY REGISTRATION - WHEN THE ATO COMES KNOCKING - 1 CPD POINT 

BAQ Gibbs Room 

Strand: Practice Management 

Cost: Free 

As this event is fully booked for in person attendance, it has been opened to webcast only attendees which will attract the 1 CPD point for practice management for live viewing. Please tick webcast on the registration page. 

This event is an ATO initiative which is part of its program to inform and assist practitioners in dealing with tax issues faced by their clients. 

The seminar will cover the law and the "lore" of the Commissioner's powers: 

• What to expect when the ATO comes knocking. 

• What the Commissioner's powers mean to you in the possession of your own or your client's information. 

• How these powers apply to electronic communications and the storage of information on computer drives. 

• The meaning in this context of access to buildings or places. 

• Examples of particular situations the ATO has dealt with over a number of years. 

• Limits and exceptions to the powers. 

Proposed amendments to consolidate the powers. 


15 APRIL 2015 

BAQ1513A EFFECTIVE TRIAL SUBMISSIONS INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR PART 1 OF 2 

BAQ Gibbs Room 

Strand: Advocacy 

Cost: Free 

You must book BAQ1513B in conjunction with BAQ1513A 

Topics include: 

· What do judges really want to see in written submissions 

· How to be more persuasive on issues such as credit 

· Helpful drafting techniques to use and avoiding irritations 

The program faculty will include members of the Supreme Court of Queensland including The Hon. Justice Glenn Martin AM and senior members of the Bar. 

BAQ1513A - Part 1 will be an overview sessions outlining the course requirement and other guidance. 

In the next phase you will be required to submit a stale set of submissions for review by the judges and coaches. 

BAQ1513B - Part 2 will be Saturday workshop program and you will engage in small groups working on submissions, discussing and receiving feedback and coaching. 


17 APRIL 2015 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO “STANDING” 

This practical session will commence with an informative overview bringing you up to date with the latest principles and concepts on the law of standing. To illustrate key points, our presenters will role play a mock hearing in which practical and real problems will be analysed and applied. 

The session will be of particular use to government legal professionals and those at the private bar who wish to update their knowledge and hone their skills in this important area of practice. 

Topics to be covered include: 

• Recent decisions on the law of standing including: 

Australian Society of Ophthalmologists v Optometry Board of Australia — [2013] QSC 350 

Argos Pty Ltd v Corbell, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development — (2014) 315 ALR 44; [2014] HCA 50; 

• Gathering the evidence - the key evidentiary aspects relevant to addressing Considerations on standing; 

• Advocacy tips and traps for the unwary; and 

• Important ethical considerations will be illustrated and discussed 

• There will be opportunities for questions and discussion 

Please note that a light lunch will be provided prior to the session. 

Chair 

Sue Brown QC 

Presenter 

Kerri Mellifont QC 

Angus Scott 

Date 

Friday 17 April 2015 

Registration 

and Lunch 

12.00pm -12.30pm 

Time 

12.30pm -1.30pm 

Venue 

Gibbs Room, Bar Association of Queensland 

Ground Floor, Inns of Court, 107 North Quay, Brisbane 

1 CPD point 

Category: Substantive Law, Evidence Practice and Procedure 

 


30 APRIL 2015 

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COURT PART I (1 CPD POINT) 

A guide to assist barristers, including junior barristers, to expand opportunities for their practice into a busy and important jurisdiction. 


21 MAY 2015 

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH THE STATES? 

Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane 

Strand: Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure, and Evidence 

Cost: Free 

The Bar Association of Queensland, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Supreme Court of Queensland Library are pleased to announce the Current Legal Issues Seminar Series for 2015. 

Code: 

CLI1501 

Point(s): 

1.5 CPD points 

Presenter points: 

3 CPD points per hour 

Chair: 

The Hon. Justice Kiefel AC, High Court of Australia 

Presenters: 

David Jackson AM QC, Barrister 

Time: 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

Venue: 

Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane 

 


4 JUNE 2015 

HEALTH LAW: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THE LAW 

Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane 

Strand: Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure, and Evidence 

Cost: Free 

The Bar Association of Queensland, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Supreme Court of Queensland Library are pleased to announce the Current Legal Issues Seminar Series for 2015. 

Code: 

CLI1502 

Point(s): 

1.5 CPD points 

Presenter points: 

3 CPD points per hour 

Chair: 

Annette McMullan, Chief Legal Counsel, Legal and Governance Branch, Queensland Health 

Presenters: 

Professor Belinda Bennett, Queensland University of Technology 

Time: 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

Venue: 

Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane 

 


13 JUNE 2015 

BAQ1513B WORKSHOP - EFFECTIVE TRIAL SUBMISSIONS PART B 

BAQ Gibbs Room 

Strand: Advocacy 

Cost: Free 

You must book BAQ1513B in conjunction with BAQ1513A 

Topics include: 

· What do judges really want to see in written submissions 

· How to be more persuasive on issues such as credit 

· Helpful drafting techniques to use and avoiding irritations 

The program faculty will include members of the Supreme Court of Queensland including The Hon. Justice Glenn Martin AM and senior members of the Bar. 

BAQ1513A - Part 1 will be an overview sessions outlining the course requirement and other guidance. 

In the next phase you will be required to submit a stale set of submissions for review by the judges and coaches. 

BAQ1513B - Part 2 will be Saturday workshop program and you will engage in small groups working on submissions, discussing and receiving feedback and coaching. 


2 JULY 2015 (Tentative date) 

INTRODUCTION TO THE PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COURT PART II (1 CPD POINT) 

A guide to assist barristers, including junior barristers, to expand opportunities for their practice into a busy and important jurisdiction. 


6 AUGUST 2015 

CRIMINAL LAW: THE LIMITS OF MR BIG SCENARIO TECHNIQUES AND COVERT INTERVIEWING 

Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane 

Strand: Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure, and Evidence 

Cost: Free 

The Bar Association of Queensland, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Supreme Court of Queensland Library are pleased to announce the Current Legal Issues Seminar Series for 2015. 

Code: 

CLI1503 

Point(s): 

1.5 CPD points 

Presenter points: 

3 CPD points per hour 

Chair: 

The Hon. Justice Atkinson, Supreme Court of Queensland 

Presenters: 

Professor Simon Bronitt, University of Queensland 

Time: 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

Venue: 

Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane 

 


22 & 23 AUGUST 2015 

EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CONFERENCE 2015 

Sheraton Mirage, Gold Coast 

The program will provide opportunities to refresh your knowledge, analyse new developments and explore emerging areas of practice. Gain insights into this ever changing area of practice while enjoying a weekend of networking with colleagues and other professionals. 

The brochure will be available shortly and presenters will include senior members of the Bench and Bar who will address: 

· the latest developments in common law 

· updates on general protections and adverse action 

· attacking and defending Enterprise Agreements 

· managing misconduct 

· analysing Protected Industrial Action 

· safety prosecutions – the particulars game 

· recent developments around the jurisdictions, updating significant issues and key changes by members of the judiciary and tribunals 

· ethics in hypothetical and other topical sessions! 

Further details to come 


10 SEPTEMBER 2015 

COMMERCIAL LAW: AGENTS ACTING BADLY 

Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane 

Strand: Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure, and Evidence 

Cost: Free 

The Bar Association of Queensland, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Supreme Court of Queensland Library are pleased to announce the Current Legal Issues Seminar Series for 2015. 

Code: 

CLI1504 

Point(s): 

1.5 CPD points 

Presenter points: 

3 CPD points per hour 

Chair: 

The Hon. Justice McMurdo AC, President, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland 

Presenters: 

Dr Sarah Worthington, Downing Professor of the Law of England, University of Cambridge 

Time: 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

Venue: 

Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane 

 


17-18 OCTOBER 2015 

ADR CONFERENCE 2015 

Advocacy and Mediation: how can mediators and mediation advocates do their best for their clients? 

Sheraton Noosa Resort 

Keynote Presenter: John Sturrock QC 

Further details to come 

EXTERNAL EVENTS 

Provider 

Event Name 

Date 

Strand 

Venue 

Australian Bar Association 

2015 ABA Conference, Boston 

7-10.7.15 

Advocacy, Ethics, Practice Management and Non-allocated 

Boston, Massachusetts 

USA 

Lexis Nexis 

Introduction to LexisNexis Red 

17.6.15 

Practice Management 

Brisbane 

Lexis Nexis 

Introduction to Practical Guidance 

20.5.15 

Practice Management 

Brisbane 

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 

Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration 

18 - 26.4.15 

Non-allocated 

UNSW Sydney 

Lexis Nexis 

Introduction to Lexis for Microsoft Office 

16.4.15 

Practice Management 

Brisbane 

Australian Lawyers Surfing Association 

Annual conference 

9 – 16.8.15 

See footnote [1]

Resort Latitude Zero, Tel Islands, Indonesia 


[1] Subject to the CPD Rules and Guidelines of the Bar Association of Queensland if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term professional development and practice of the law as a barrister, then you may claim one CPD point per hour of attendance at educational sessions and allocate the appropriate category.


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