Bringing the right answers with you

7th ACT Wills and Estates Conference

“The ACT Law Society Wills & Estates Conference was amazing! Insightful, very interesting and relevant!”

On 18 September 2020 the ACT Law Society hosted the very first hybrid version of our annual ACT Wills & Estates Conference. To accommodate guests and speakers within Covid-19 restrictions, we included both face to face and hybrid tickets to this very popular, sell-out conference.

Individual sessions of the conference are now available for purchase.

Bringing the right answers with you

Graeme will discuss how to prepare for court or mediation when involved in estate litigation and outline a framework for having the information you need to prove your point.


  • This is an online recording. You will be sent the recording once registered. 
  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in core area 3 (professional skills)
  • Online tickets: $88 inc GST 

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.




Webinar ticket $88.00(GST incl.) Register



Graeme Blank, Barrister and Mediator, Blackburn Chambers

Graeme has been a barrister since 2001 and a nationally accredited mediator since 2015.  Graeme has a diverse but interconnected practice including commercial disputes, estates litigation, property/ equity and family law.  This diversity of experience has been valuable both in providing advice and also acting as mediator.  He advises liquidators and trustees as well as directors, creditors, SMEs and individuals. 

Graeme has since 2001 been involved with coaching advocacy and other communication skills.  He has been teaching advocacy in the USA since 2001, is a coach with the Australian Bar Association Advocacy courses, and for 12 years convened the ANU Masters of Legal Practice advocacy course as well as masters courses related to litigation and insolvency law.

Each year since 2016 Graeme has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading barrister in the three areas Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Family Law, and Wills & Estates Litigation.

Graeme is a keen cyclist and photographer. He enjoys a round of golf and is a long suffering but now very happy supporter of Liverpool Football Club (soccer) and Richmond FC (AFL).

Sponsors & Supporters

The Law Society is proud to recognise legalsuper as the sponsor of the Law Society CPD Program.

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