Balancing family and clients while working from home

How do you do it? Balancing family and clients while working from home

"How do you do it?" The realities of home schooling and working from home can be overwhelming. This session will help you find some useful strategies to manage your matters, family, and clients, and achieve great results.

Criminal Law Mums is a well-being a professional development support group for criminal lawyer mums and all other people in the legal profession. Our members understand the unique pressures of being a lawyer and a mum. We are here to create great opportunities for women in the law and related professions to boost their professional connections and presence, and to support you on your personal and professional journey through fun and inspirational development sessions. We all experience those conflicting and fluctuating feelings of guilt, self-doubt, love, joy and determination. So if you want to vent, laugh, or seek guidance, join our safe and caring community at


  • This is a webinar. When you register, you will be sent details of how to log in to the session.
  • Length: 1 hour
  • CPD points: Members will earn 1 CPD unit in Core Area 2 (CPD points will accrue to the purchaser only)
  • Cost (incl GST): $88 per person
  •  This webinar was originally presented on 7 May 2020. Access will expire on 7 May 2021.

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.3% surcharge may be incurred on online payments. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. CPD Events — In the case of CPD events held at an venue other than the Law Society, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. In the case of CPD events held at the Law Society, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.

Definitions: 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'Young Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means a full time student studying law at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.

The Law Society is enforcing social distancing and spacing measures as set out by ACT Health at all our face-to-face events. 

If you are sick, have recently visited a COVID hot-spot, or are in close contact with someone in either situation, please stay at home.

Many of our upcoming CPD sessions will now be available either online or in-person and some have the offer of live streaming. Each CPD event advertised on our website will provide details about the online options available in that session. 

If sessions offer recordings, when you register, please let us know if you'd prefer to watch the CPD online (either live, or at a later date). If you choose the live-stream option you can still interact, ask questions, and be a meaningful participant at the seminar.

For more information about online CPD, please contact Carissa on




Single ticket $88.00(GST incl.) Register



Lauren Cassimatis, Criminal Mums Founder

Lauren Cassimatis, Director of Gallant Law is known as one of Victoria’s leading criminal lawyers and a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. In 2018 Lauren founded Criminal Law Mums, a community group designed to help women in the law achieve and sustain their dual ambition of being a successful lawyer and mum.⁠ In over a year the sisterhood of Criminal Law Mums grew from 30 to 600 members Australia-wide, including Judges, Magistrates, law students and lawyers from all areas of law! Through its regular events, resources and private chat forum, Criminal Law Mums remains committed to boosting the well-being, confidence and careers of women in the law. Our members have demonstrated that you can be a great mum and have a stellar career!

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