"Nobody told me there'd be days like these!" - Stress, Pressure & Ethical Decision-Making in the Practice of Law

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$199.00

CPD Points 2

Competency
  • C2: Professional Skills (1)
  • C3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1)

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This seminar looks at recent and important High Court commercial law cases. It will do so in seven sections. This module will cover developments in proportionate liability, contract damages, and the law of penalties, by reference to 3 cases: - Paciocco v Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and changes to the accepted approach to penalty clauses - Limitations of statutory proportionate liability regimes and Selig v Wealthsure - Clark v Macourt and the High Court’s approach to the assessment of damages in contract - Concluding summary and Q&A

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"Nobody told me there'd be days like these!" - Stress, Pressure & Ethical Decision-Making in the Practice of Law

The Law Society of Western Australia is the professional association for Western Australian barristers and solicitors

 

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It’s not rocket science, and yet it happens, a lot, even to our own friends and colleagues

This engaging, highly interactive seminar provides a fresh and practical perspective on the fundamental question, “Why do ‘good’ lawyers ‘go bad’?”

Most serious legal malpractice claims and successful disciplinary actions are brought not for debatable violations of arcane, ambiguous, provisions of the Professional Conduct Rules, but in fact for clear breaches of obvious, well-defined ethical obligations (don’t take money from the client trust account, don’t sleep with the client you are representing in an ongoing divorce proceeding, be candid with the court).

Based on an original short film, written and co-produced by Michael Kahn and Chris Osborn, this seminar explores the intersection of ethical decision-making and the manifold sources of stress encountered by lawyers in day-to-day practice.

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