Mandatory CLE 2017
Halfday seminar 24 March, 2017
Professor Gerard Ryan, School of Law Sydney, University of Notre Dame Australia (Chair); Professor Sandra Lynch, Director, Institute of Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame Australia; Dunstan de Souza, Managing Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley; Prasan Ulluwishewa, Assistant Dean, School of Law Sydney, University of Notre Dame Australia; Glenda Carry, Regulatory Compliance Solicitor, Professional Support Unit, Law Society of NSW
The Gallery Room, Mitchell Wing, NSW State Library
08:30AM to 12:30PM
8.30am Registration opens
Professor Gerard Ryan (Chair)
9.05am Ethical issues arising in the intersection of personal and professional life
(Relevant to the Ethics and Professional Responsibility requirement in the Legal Profession Uniform CPD (Solicitors) Rules 2015)
Professor Sandra Lynch
10.05am Issues arising in law firm management
(Relevant to the Practice Management and Business Skills requirement in the Legal Profession Uniform CPD (Solicitors) Rules 2015)
Dunstan de Souza and Prasan Ulluwishewa
11.05am Morning tea
11.20am When is a promise an undertaking?
• What constitutes an undertaking?
• The importance of having an 'undertakings policy'
• Suggestions for effectively managing undertakings
Client retainers — oral or written?
• The importance of understanding the scope of the retainer
(Relevant to the Professional Skills requirement in the Legal Profession Uniform CPD (Solicitors) Rules 2015)
In association with the University of Notre Dame Australia