Fundamentals Series - June 2024

Fundamentals Series

Discover the essential building blocks of various legal practice areas and skills with the ACT Law Society's Fundamental Series. Designed for both new and experienced lawyers, our monthly sessions offer insights into key issues and practice areas. Whether you're looking to expand your expertise or stay updated on legal developments, there's something for everyone. Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for practical knowledge and professional growth.

 

Tuesday 25 June 2024

 

Tips and Tricks in application for a grant of representation and administration of estates

Join us for a practical session on applying for grants of representation and managing estate administration. We'll cover the basics of probate, letters of administration, and touch on specialised grants. This session is designed to provide helpful tips and insights for legal professionals looking to improve their knowledge and efficiency in handling estate matters

Timothy Morton

Tim is passionate about estates, covering planning, probate, administration, and dispute resolution. His deep understanding simplifies complex issues for clients, aiming to ease burdens during grief, mitigate tax implications, and prevent legal disputes. Tim, experienced in will-related matters, handles family provision claims, informal will applications, and challenges to will validity.

Active in tribunals like the Guardianship Tribunal, Tim holds a Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Wills & Estates. He taught at the Australian National University and is part of the ACT Law Society’s Elder Law & Succession Committee.

Details

  • When: Tuesday 25 June, 10:30am - 11:30am 
  • Where: In person at the ACT Law Society or Online Live Streaming Webinars - a zoom link will be sent the day of the event
  • Cost: Members - $50, New Lawyers and Students - $25, Non-members $70
  • CPD: Members will receive 1 point in Core Area 4

An Introduction to Using the ACT Human Rights Act in Advocacy and Litigation

This session provides an overview of the ACT Human Rights Act, covering who has rights and obligations, practical usage for lawyers, available remedies, and the new human rights complaints mechanism. Ideal for legal professionals seeking to effectively apply human rights law in their practice.

Naomi Reiner Gould

Naomi Reiner Gould is Senior Director, Human Rights Law and Policy, at the ACT Human Rights Commission. Her role at the Commission includes oversight of interventions in court proceedings raising human rights. Prior to working with the Commission, Naomi had many years experience working as a community lawyer and in Legal Aid, both in Australia and the USA. She has previously been on the Executive Committee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and is a past convenor of Amnesty International Australia’s Legal Network.

Jane McCosker

Jane McCosker (LLM (International Law), Master of Diplomacy, LLB, BA) is a Human Rights Legal Adviser at the ACT Human Rights Commission. She has wide-ranging experience in human rights law; related fields of international law, particularly international criminal and humanitarian law; and litigation, both domestic and international. Before joining the Commission in 2024, Jane practised in Europe, Australia and Africa, in roles with international criminal tribunals, non-profit organisations, law firms, a university, the Australian Government and a United Nations Human Rights Council-mandated fact-finding mission

Details

  • When: Tuesday 25 June, 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
  • Where: In person at the ACT Law Society or Online Live Streaming Webinars - a zoom link will be sent the day of the event
  • Cost: Members - $50, New Lawyers and Students - $25, Non-members $70
  • CPD: Members will receive 1 point in Core Area 4

Reduced rates may be available to some of our members to ensure equal training opportunities. Please make contact to discuss your eligibility.

Event registration terms and conditions

ACT Law Society invoices have payment terms of 14 days. Fees are payable upon registration. A 1.2% surcharge may be incurred on payments processed via credit/debit card. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email. 

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. 'New 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 any member holding a student membership.

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 up to two working days prior to 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. For cancellations within two working days of the event, no refunds or credits will be applicable. 

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.

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Registration

Tips and Tricks in application for a grant of representation and administration of estates registration - Member (Online live-streaming webinar) $50.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
Tips and Tricks in application for a grant of representation and administration of estates registration - New Lawyers + Student Member (Online live-streaming webinar) $25.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
Tips and Tricks in application for a grant of representation and administration of estates registration - Non-Member (Online live-streaming webinar) $70.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
Tips and Tricks in application for a grant of representation and administration of estates registration - Member (In-person registration) $50.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
Tips and Tricks in application for a grant of representation and administration of estates registration - New Lawyer and Student Member (In-person registration) $25.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
An Introduction to Using the ACT Human Rights Act in Advocacy and Litigation Registration - Member (Online live-streaming webinar) $50.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
An Introduction to Using the ACT Human Rights Act in Advocacy and Litigation Registration - New Lawyer and Student Member (Online live-streaming webinar) $25.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
An Introduction to Using the ACT Human Rights Act in Advocacy and Litigation Registration - Non-Member (Online live-streaming webinar) $70.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
An Introduction to Using the ACT Human Rights Act in Advocacy and Litigation Registration - Member (In-person Registration) $50.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
An Introduction to Using the ACT Human Rights Act in Advocacy and Litigation Registration - New Lawyer or Student Member (In-person Registration) $25.00(GST incl.) Add to Cart
 

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