Making your workplace more inclusive

The 2021 CPD Intensive Series

On 10 and 11 February 2021 the ACT Law Society hosted a hybrid version of our annual CPD Intensive Series. To accommodate guests and speakers within Covid-19 restrictions, we included both face to face and hybrid tickets to this very popular two-day conference. This 'watch when you want' webinar is an individual session from the 2021 Intensive. 

Panel session — Making your workplace more inclusive

Workplace diversity is now something most firms strive to achieve. The benefits include having access to a variety of different perspectives, more innovation, access to employees relatable to different clients, higher employee engagement, reduction in turnover, and a better firm reputation. These benefits come with responsibilities, including providing continual support to employees with special requirements, and making your workplace accessible to clients and staff.

This panel will talk about some of the recent issues and ongoing achievements as we work together to create a more inclusive legal industry.

  • When: This is an on-demand webinar. You will be sent log in details when you register 
  • Members will earn 1.5 CPD units in Core Area 2
  • Cost (incl GST): $88 members, $115 non-members, $25 students/CLCs 
  • You will need to record CPD in your tracker once viewed. 

Event registration terms and conditions

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. 

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.

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.

The Law Society is enforcing covid-safe 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.




Member rate $88.00(GST incl.) Register
Non-Member rate $115.00(GST incl.) Register
Student/CLC rate $25.00(GST incl.) Register



Facilitator: Farzana Choudhury

Farzana is the Disability Discrimination Law Senior Solicitor at Canberra Community Law. Farzana provides provide advice, casework and advocacy assistance to people facing disadvantage in relation to disability discrimination and related complaints. Farzana is passionate about access to justice for people experiencing disadvantage, which she has channelled through establishing a legal education and advice clinic for women in prison and a health justice partnership young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Farzana is Vice President of the ACT Law Society and is an active member of the Inclusion & Diversity Committee. Farzana was awarded a 2019 Churchill Fellowship to investigate the application of poverty based discrimination law frameworks overseas. She is also the 2020 ANU Young Alumna of the Year, and was awarded ACT Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019.

Alicia Albury

Alicia Albury is the Chair the NSW Diversity and Inclusion Committee and chair of Maddocks Pride and Maddocks Women, and also serves on the CALD and RAP committees. Alicia specialises in all aspects of commercial property transactions, including advising developers, fund managers, investors and government authorities on industrial, commercial, retail and hotel acquisitions, disposals and development, large scale residential and ‘mixed use’ developments, and major infrastructure projects.

Emma Towney

Emma is a Solicitor in the Dhurrawang Aboriginal Human Rights Program at Canberra Community Law. Her role consists of providing advice and representation to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the ACT on housing, Centrelink, and race discrimination. She is also the chair of Canberra Community Law’s RAP Working Group. Emma is a proud Wiradjuri woman who grew up on Wonnarua Country in the Hunter region of NSW, before moving to Ngunnawal Country in 2012 to take up a legal graduate position in a Commonwealth Department. Emma is the chair of the ACT Law Society’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice Committee, and a member of the Access to Justice & Human Rights Committee.

Natalie Wade

Natalie Wade is the Founder and Principal Lawyer of Equality Lawyers, providing legal services to people with disabilities, their families and supporters. As a recognised disability advocate and awardwinning lawyer, Natalie’s purpose is to advance the rights of people with disabilities in Australia, and she has been a leader on law reform for the participation of people with communication disabilities in courts, and ending violence against women and girls. Her disability gives her a personal insight into the issues faced by her clients.

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