"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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Ethical standards of conduct represent an important professional obligation which we each have as lawyers. The session will focus upon the duties owed by family lawyers to the Court and the relevant Professional Conduct Rules. It will address some ethical dilemmas, in fact scenarios, making reference to case law along the way.

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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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The Law Society of Western Australia is offering 50% off our eLearning health and wellbeing related seminars throughout WA Mental Health Week 6-12 October 2019.

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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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