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September - November 2008

September - November 2008

Wednesday 10 September — Wednesday 12 November 2008 (Wednesday evenings) Employment Relations and the Law Seminar Series - SydneyThe Sydney Law School and the

Wednesday 10 September — Wednesday 12 November 2008 (Wednesday evenings)

Employment Relations and the Law Seminar Series - Sydney

The Sydney Law School and the Faculty of Economics and Business jointly offer this popular seminar series. The seminars are presented by a range of qualified academics and lawyers with extensive knowledge and experience in the area of employment law, including the renowned Professor Ron McCallum and Professor Russell Lansbury.

Where: Sydney Law School, 173-175 Phillip St Sydney 2000 (Lecture Theatre 7)

Time: 6.15 - 8.15pm

Cost: $990

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Wednesday 17 September

Intellectual Property Law and Practice Conference — Sydney

This one day conference, presented by LexisNexis, will focus on protecting IP through strategic asset management. Topics will include conserving valuable assets with effective patent strategy, protection copyright and confidential information, and calculating IP damages.

Where: Crown Plaza Sydney, 150 Day Street, Sydney

Cost: $1045 For details and to register see click here

Thursday 18 September

A Good Death: Challenging Law and Medical Ethics

Sydney Law School’s Health Governance, Law and Ethics Oration 2008 will feature keynote speaker Dr Rodney Syme, author of A Good Death: An Argument for Voluntary Euthanasia and advocate of medically-assisted dying for nearly 20 years. Also speaking are Dr Roger Magnusson, Dr Bernadette Tobin, and Miriam Cosic.

Where: Assembly Hall, Sydney Law School. 173-175 Phillip St Sydney

Time: 5.15-7pm Cost: Free.

Places are limited and registration is required. For registration details click here

Tuesday 23 September — Thursday 25 September

Minimising contractual risks in property transactions workshops and masterclass - Queensland

Designed for property and construction lawyers, this two day conference features a property masterclass on day one, property and construction workshops on day two, and a construction masterclass on day three. Seminars will be held on topic including: increasing foreign investment as a counterweight to domestic funding issues, the forecast credit crunch and financial pressures on vendors and purchaser and hurdles for turning pre-sales into sales — getting in and out of contracts.

Where: Mariott Hotel Brisbane, 515 Queens Street, Brisbane

Cost: Ranging from $2530 (2 day conference and four workshops) to $495 (1 workshop)

For details and to register click here

Wednesday 24 September

Trust accounting seminar - Canberra

Presented by ALPMA, this lunchtime seminar will help you brush up on your knowledge of trust accounting. The seminar will include an overview of the role of the external examiner and how you can prepare for an examination, with time available for questions.

Where: ACT Law Society, Level 3, 11 London Circuit, Canberra

Time: 12.30 — 2.300pm (lunch served)

Cost: fee (ALPMA members), $49.50 (guest of ALPMA member), $77 (non members)

For details and to register click here

Wednesday 1 October — Friday 3 October

18th Annual Credit Law Conference — Gold Coast

Presented by LexisNexis, the 18th annual credit law conference will feature Senator Nick Sherry discussing the government’s national action plan on credit regulation. Other topics include insights into the recent privacy law recommendations, an analysis of the industry code of conduct in financial services and ASIC’s investigation priorities for 2009. Day one will feature interactive forums, with the conference continuing on days two and three.

Where: Hyatt Regency, Manor Circle Sanctuary Cove Resort, Gold Coast

Cost: $3100 (full conference)

For details and to register click here

Friday 10 October — Saturday 11 October

2008 Legal Management Summit — Refresh Your Law Firm — Sydney

Presented by ALPMA, this two day conference features topics such as ‘adopting a low carbon culture’, ‘revealing you law firm’, ‘the key to high performance’ and ‘rebrand — tips to refresh you firm’s image’.

Where: Star City, Sydney

Cost: $899 (full registration), $660 (additional delegate from the same firm). Gala dinner an additional $175

For details and to register click here

Thursday 16 October — Saturday 18 October

Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) National Conference — New Zealand

For the first time, the ALA’s national conference is being held offshore. Topics at this three day event include ‘news head of damange’, ‘practical strategies for working with clients with a brain injury, ‘a charter of rights for Australia’ and ‘excluding and disclaiming liability in negligence’.

Where: The Langham Hotel Auckland, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Cost: $1,350 (ALA members), $1,800 (non members) (accommodation and optional events extra, early bird rates available before 13 September 2008)

For details and to register click here

Friday 17 October — Saturday 18 October

North Queensland Regional Symposium — Cairns

The Law Society of Queensland (QLS)presents this two day event which is aimed to provide a timely and relevant educational opportunity for regional north Queensland lawyers. Sessions will include succession, mediation as an alternative to litigation, retail leases, trust accounting, conveyancing, taxation and summary offences. The conference dinner will also provide a valuable networking opportunity. Speakers include Queensland Law Society president Megan Mahon and Queensland Supreme Court Justice Stanley Jones.

Where: Novotel Rockford Palm Cove

Cost: $660 (QLS members), $880 (non members) (one day rates also available and conference dinner is additional)

For details and to register click here

Friday 31 October

Journal of Contract Law — 20th Anniversary Conference: Issues in Commercial Construction — Sydney

Presented by the Commercial Law Association of Australia (CLAA), this one day conference will cover topics such as contract formation, contract performance and litigation in the context of commercial construction. The opening address will be presented by Hon Sir Anthony Mason and the closing address by Hon Sir Gerard Brennan.

Where: Dixon Room, NSW State Library

Cost: $695 (CLAA members), $795 (non members)

For details and to register click here

Thursday 6 November — Friday 7 November

ACLA National Conference 2008 — Sydney

This annual conference of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA) will pull together a range of current topics relevant to in-house lawyers. The first day features optional pre-conference workshops, an interactive panel interview looking at how in-house counsel can retain privilege and independence, as well as a number of presentations. The second days sessions include OH&S liability and workplace surveillance risks for directors and officers, as well as “spotlights” on mining and contracts.

Where: Hilton Hotel Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney

Cost: $1800 (ALCA member), $2100 (non member) (full two days including workshop)

For details click here

Friday 14 — Saturday 15 November

National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference — Sydney

Themed “working together”, this biennale conference aims to encourage all those who strive to provide access to justice in Australia to work more closely together and collaborate in projects and programs that will better address the legal needs of Australians. It will offer numerous programming and networking opportunities available that are designed to connect you to new ideas and creative approaches to addressing key access to justice issues. It is presented by the Law Council of Australia and the National Pro Bono Resource Centre, in association with the Australian Legal Assistance Forum and the New South Wales Bar Association.

Where: Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney

Cost: CLC/ community organisation - $380, Non CLC/community organisation -$660 ($440 before 30 September)

For details and to register click here

Monday 17 — Tuesday 18 November

Carbon Trading Forum Seminar — Sydney

This two day seminar brings together experts from industry, government and legal markets to dissect, debate and act on climate change issues as we move towards a carbon constrained future for Australia. Key sessions include an assessment of the ramifications of the Gauraut Report, the Government Green and White papers and the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, safeguarding against penalties and how to capitalize on opportunities. It includes one full day conference and four interactive workshops.

Where: Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, 150 Day Street, Sydney

Cost: $1705 (early bird before 6 October), $1925 (standard) (options for one day only also available)

For details and to register click here

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