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June 2, 2022

Four Pillars to Legal Business Success

Date & time: Thursday 2 June 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point


Managing a successful law firm relies on a variety of key factors, but where should firm owners start? Join as at this live webinar as Garth Brown, Principal, Brown & Brown Conveyancers, breaks this down into four simple pillars that will position your firm for long-term success.

Garth will be providing an overview on the following key pillars to success:

  • Correct technology
  • Effective pricing strategies
  • Four proven ways to reduce overhead
  • Actionable methods to retain and gain business

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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Conference
June 7, 2022

Brisbane 2022 State of Family Law Conference

Date & time: Tuesday 7 June, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
​Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 3 CPD points​

The 2022 State of Family Law Conference will be taking place in Brisbane on Tuesday 7th June at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Join us at the 2016-2018 ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’ as we welcome leaders from the Family Law Sector to navigate the crucial changes that have come about due to the merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia. To support our guests in successfully undertaking the new FCFCOA pathway, we are pleased to welcome The Hon. Garry Watts AM and Senior Judicial Registrar, Anne-Marie Rice, Executive Director – Dispute Resolution.

We are also pleased to welcome our two special guests, Professor Patrick Parkinson AM, Professor of Law, University of Queensland and Clarissa Rayward, Director, Brisbane Family Law Centre. Clarissa will be joining Fiona Kirkman, CEO, FamilyProperty and Principal, Kirkman Family Law, to discuss the practical and theoretical implications of the FCFCOA merger. We look forward to welcoming you for a complimentary lunch as we bring together our nation’s leading legal minds to address the future of family law in Australia.

All guests will receive:

  • Complimentary working lunch
  • Complimentary FCFCOA 'Tips & Traps' summary
  • 3 CPD points under Practice Management and Business Skills*
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Conference
June 14, 2022

Sydney 2022 State of Family Law Conference

Date & time: Tuesday 14 June 2022, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
​Location: Hilton Sydney
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 3 CPD points​

The 2022 State of Family Law Conference will be taking place in Sydney on Tuesday 14th June at Hilton Sydney. Join us at this stunning, five-star hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD as we welcome leaders from the Family Law Sector to navigate the crucial changes that have come about due to the merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia. To support our guests in successfully undertaking the new FCFCOA pathway, we are pleased to welcome The Hon. Garry Watts AM and Senior Judicial Registrar, Anne-Marie Rice, Executive Director – Dispute Resolution.

We are also pleased to welcome our two special guests Anna Baltins, Solicitor in Charge, Domestic Violence Unit, Legal Aid NSW and Amanda Little, Principal Solicitor, Amanda Little & Associates. Amanda will be joining Fiona Kirkman, CEO, FamilyProperty and Principal, Kirkman Family Law, to discuss the practical and theoretical implications of the FCFCOA merger. Stay tuned as we announce more special guest speakers for our Sydney event. We look forward to welcoming you for lunch as we bring together our nation’s leading legal minds to address the future of family law in Australia.

All guests will receive:

  • Complimentary working lunch
  • Complimentary FCFCOA 'Tips & Traps' summary
  • 3 CPD points under Practice Management and Business Skills*
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Conference
June 16, 2022

Melbourne 2022 State of Family Law Conference

Date & time: Thursday 16 June 2022, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
​Location: The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 3 CPD points​

The 2022 State of Family Law Conference will be taking place on Thursday 16th June at the The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne. Join us beneath Melbourne’s iconic spire as we welcome leaders from the Family Law sector to navigate the crucial changes that have come about due to the merger of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. To support our guests in successfully undertaking the new FCFCOA pathway, we are pleased to welcome The Hon. Garry Watts AM and Senior Judicial Registrar, Anne-Marie Rice, Executive Director – Dispute Resolution.

We are also pleased to welcome our two special guests, Joanne Law, Director, Mediation Institute (Mi) & Co-Founder, Interact Support Inc. and Talya Faigenbaum, Principal Lawyer at Nest Legal. Talya will be joining Fiona Kirkman, CEO, FamilyProperty and Principal, Kirkman Family Law, to discuss the practical and theoretical implications of the FCFCOA merger. We look forward to welcoming you for lunch as we bring together our nation’s leading legal minds to address the future of family law in Australia.

All guests will receive:

  • Complimentary working lunch
  • Complimentary FCFCOA 'Tips & Traps' summary
  • 3 CPD points under Practice Management and Business Skills*
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Live Q&A Webinar
June 21, 2022

Be the Leader that you Would Follow. Authentic Leadership – The Key to the Future Success of Business in our Social World

Date & time: Tuesday 21 June 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

‘Leadership’. It is a word that is thrown around workplaces all the time but sometimes with so little thought. We hear a lot about the importance of leadership to succeed in business, but so little about leadership and success in our broader lives. We are often all leaders in some aspect of our lives, whether it is at work, at home or out in the community at large; a great leader is the one that we want to chase after, be like and follow to the top of that hill! They inspire those around them to bring their best in any situation and, in doing so, create high-performance environments that foster success.

This month we will revisit leadership in the context of law firms for the future.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre aka 'The Happy Family Lawyer

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Live Q&A Webinar
August 3, 2022

Legal Business Development - What Works

Date & time: Wednesday 3 August 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point


Has your law firm hit roadblocks in it's growth journey? Are you unsure of what steps you need to take to increase client acquisition and upscale your business?

Join us at this live webinar as Garth Brown, Principal, Brown & Brown Conveyancers, brings to focus a range of proven and actionable strategies that can help to drive the long-term growth of your law firm. During this webinar, Garth will cover:

  • Different simple, proven, cost effective actions lawyers can undertake now to develop, consolidate, and expand their business.
  • Real life case studies from Garth Brown's own experiences and insights into what has worked for him.

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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Live Q&A Webinar
November 2, 2022

How to Remain Positive and Upbeat About Your Work

Date & time: Wednesday 2 November 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point


It's no secret that the legal sector has a reputation for stress, burnout, and mental fatigue, but what if it didn't have to be this way? Join us this stress awareness week as we welcome Garth Brown, Principal, Brown & Brown Conveyancers, who will share his insights into how you can reclaim or maintain your mental wellbeing while practicing the profession you fell in love with.

During this webinar Garth will explore:

  • Reduce mental and emotional stress
  • Unclutter your life
  • Develop mindfulness and a resourceful mind
  • Regain your time, autonomy and life
  • Real life stories from Garth Brown and his legal journey

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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On-demand Webinar

Find Your Legal Practice Management Match

With so many legal practice management software tools now available on the market, how can you quickly identify the best fit for your law firm's needs and goals?

Watch this unique event, as eight legal technology industry experts showcase powerful software tools that will maximise your law firm's efficiency, revenue, and team collaboration.

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On-demand Webinar

State of Family Law Webinar: Practical and Theoretical Insights into the FCFCOA Merger

The 2022 State of Family Law Webinar will feature a collaborative discussion between key leaders in family law, who will provide an in-depth overview of the practical and theoretical implications of the FCFCOA Merger. The webinar will be CPD accredited and free to attend.

We are delighted to welcome to the 2022 State of Family Law Webinar:

  • Fiona Kirkman, CEO, FamilyProperty and Principal, Kirkman Family Law
  • Amanda Little, Principal Solicitor, Amanda Little & Associates
  • Anne-Marie Rice, Senior Judicial Registrar and Executive Director - Dispute Resolution, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
  • Therese Aroyan, Project Manager & Product Owner, FamilyProperty, (Host and Moderator)
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On-demand Webinar

Fixed Fee Pricing - Steps and Considerations When Valuing Your Services

So it’s time to figure out your fixed-fee pricing – where do you begin? One of the hardest parts of moving to fixed-fee billing is figuring out what your price should be. If you’re no longer charging an hourly rate, how do you value your time and services?

Join Clarissa Rayward, Director, Brisbane Family Law Centre, and learn the steps and considerations in pricing and valuing your services – including some ‘out of the box’ considerations that make all the difference to your fixed fee business.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre aka 'The Happy Family Lawyer

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On-demand Webinar

How to Market Your Law Firm with No Time and No Money

Most lawyers understand that marketing is an essential part of building a practice. The problem? When you’re running a law firm, finding the right time balance to allow you to actually “do some marketing” is seriously challenging. Inevitably, the never-ending string of client requests and demands take the bulk of your day and the majority of your energy.

So, is there a way that you can implement a marketing program for your practice without having to spend five hours a day having coffees with prospects? Yes!

Join us as we welcome Chris Hargreaves, who will provide a digital marketing masterclass with a specific focus on:

  • The foundation principles of effective digital marketing
  • The main roadblocks that prevent most lawyers from implementing successful digital marketing strategies, and how to get around them
  • A practical marketing strategy you can implement immediately, with only 15 minutes or less a day

Presented by Chris Hargreaves, Owner, Known, Liked and Trusted

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On-demand Webinar

New and Emerging Cyber Security Trends for Legal Practitioners

Join Garth Brown for this practical webinar as he provides an overview of new and emerging cyber security trends that today's legal practitioners need to stay aware of. During this webinar, Garth will cover:

  • Current and new ways cyber fraudsters are trying to divert funds
  • The best ways to defend law firms online digital platforms
  • Innovative and digitally secure avenues to update clients

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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On-demand Webinar
December 2, 2021

How to Scope - Building Project Plans for your Client Files

Scoping – a vital part of fixed-fee billing, but how do you do it right?

Scoping can seem daunting, especially in matters that surpass your initial fixed fee scope. Well, good news – this is totally in your control. In this webinar, Clarissa will take you through all the steps involved in scoping, including; how you can build project plans for your client files, how to make sure you can create detailed scopes that allow flexibility and transparency.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre

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On-demand Webinar
October 28, 2021

Fixed Fee Pricing 101 for Small Law Firms

Timesheets! Aren’t they just the best thing? * Said no lawyer, ever! Moving away from time-based billing can be an absolute game-changer for small law firms looking to streamline their billing processes.

Join Clarissa Rayward and learn the essential tactics and numbers involved in implementing Fixed and Value pricing successfully - so that you can toss those timesheets once and for all.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre

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On-demand Webinar

The Future for Family Lawyers- Best Practice When Working with Separating Families

Life as a Family Lawyer has always come with its own unique set of opportunities and challenges. Join Clarissa Rayward as we reconsider the role of a Family Lawyer in 2022, the skill set required and discuss some of the great tools available that can make lawyer’s jobs a little easier too.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre aka 'The Happy Family Lawyer

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On-demand Webinar

Personal Brand! The Key to Success in Today’s Professional Services Market

Your personal brand is your reputation but in our online world, lawyers have more opportunity than ever before to leverage their individual brand at scale.

Join Clarissa Rayward as she explores the power of curating your personal brand when it comes to your business and career as a lawyer.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre aka 'The Happy Family Lawyer

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On-demand Webinar

3 Things we can All Do Right Now to Make the World a Better Place

Join Clarissa Rayward as she shares three essential skills we can all call on that have a dual effect in bringing calm to what can often feel like chaos in our professional and personal worlds as lawyers but also have a bigger impact on the world we all live in.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre aka 'The Happy Family Lawyer

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On-demand Webinar

How to master Next Generation InfoTrack Integration

Next Generation Integration with InfoTrack and Smokeball takes your productivity to the next level. Transform the way you complete everyday tasks like verifying a client’s identity. Achieve even more efficiencies by reducing the need for repeat data entry. Create and complete matters with ease.

Join this masterclass for a deep dive into Next Generation Integration and discover how implementing the right practice management software and integrations can optimise firm efficiency, increase mobility and make the transition to a paperless office seamless.

Presented by Brendan Smart, InfoTrack Chief Revenue Officer and Michael Wong, Smokeball National Renewals Manager.

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On-demand Webinar

It’s All in the Mind! Changing How You See the World to Create a Happier You

In this webinar, Clarissa Rayward will show you why your mindset is a huge strength in managing lawyer life. From our individual wellness, to leading teams and building lasting client relationships, your mindset will play a significant role in your success. This workshop will explore the available tools to harness and improve your mindset - so you can lead a happier life in and outside of practising law.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre aka 'The Happy Family Lawyer

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On-demand Webinar
September 2, 2021

Shake it Off! Is Confetti the Answer to the Modern Lawyers Problems?

Two decades of research continues to show us that lawyers are struggling with elevated rates of psychological ill-health, burn out and stress. But, despite all the research, we still have a long way to go. Clarissa will tackle the question of "what’s next?" in the conversation about lawyer wellness. We know the challenges, we have the research, so what do we need to do to finally reduce the high rates of poor health and dissatisfaction. The answer might lie in confetti! Not in its actual form but rather in all that it stands for.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre aka 'The Happy Family Lawyer

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On-demand Webinar
August 4, 2021

The 5 traits of a Happy Lawyer in Law and in Life

Happiness and law are two concepts that are not readily seen together. For those practising law, we should be looking for ways to ensure that our careers allow us to enjoy a happy life. Drawing from research and work from her book of the same name, Clarissa Rayward will take you through the five key elements you need to successfully manage and build a fulfilling career in law and life outside of it.

Presented by Clarissa Rayward, Director Brisbane Family Law Centre aka 'The Happy Family Lawyer

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On-demand Webinar

Supercharge your Productivity with FamilyProperty

Join us as we showcase Smokeball and FamilyProperty's latest integration technology for family lawyers. Learn how you can complete intakes, populate balance sheets, model offers, manage two-way disclosure and generate documents in minutes instead of hours.

Presented by Shannel Fanous, Family Property Business Development Manager​

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On-demand Webinar

Bill More, Without Your Clients Paying More

Want to bill more without your clients paying more? Sounds impossible, but it's true! ​The combination of Smokeball's best in class productivity features with our unique automatic time tracking will increase your billings and your client's satisfaction - no matter how you bill.

During this webinar, learn how you can get your work done faster using Smokeball's powerful productivity tools. And discover how using our time tracking will help you know exactly where you make and lose money; to better optimise your profitability.

Presented by Hunter Steele, Smokeball Chief Executive Officer and Jane Oxley Smokeball Chief Revenue officer

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On-demand Webinar

Starting a Law Firm

Never before have law firms, courts, and clients been so reliant on technology and innovation to ensure success. ​When starting a new law firm, it is vital that you establish a clear strategy and implement the right technology to build a long-lasting foundation for the future.

During this live webinar, we will share practical tips and cutting edge software to help you kickstart and grow a thriving legal business.

Presented by Jane Oxley, Smokeball Chief Revenue Officer

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