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November 10, 2021

Costs Disputes and How to Prevent Them

Date & time: Thursday 10 November 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point


Join Garth Brown as he discusses:
- Real-life experiences and learnings from when Garth started his practice​
- What Garth undertakes now to prevent cost disputes
- Suggestions on how to improve charging clients

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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October 7, 2021

Contaminated Land Risk how to Manage

Date & time: Thursday 7 October 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

Join Garth Brown as he explores:
- The common types of land contamination
- Who is responsible for land contamination in NSW
- Innovative legislation from VIC: potential national model
- How can practitioners effectively manage contaminated land risk

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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September 2, 2021

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

Date & time: Thursday 2 September 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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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August 5, 2021

Legal Practice Cyber Risks: Updates on Real and Emerging Trends

Date & time: Thursday 5 August 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 AM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point


Join Garth Brown as he explores:
- Current and emerging trends in cyber-attacks
- How you can protect your firm's computer systems
- Why claims on cyber insurances are continuing

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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August 4, 2021

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

Date & time: Wednesday 4 August 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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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July 8, 2021

Fire Prone Cladding Risk

Date & time: Thursday 8 July 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point


During this webinar, Garth will cover:
- Consideration of combustible cladding history
- What the state government's risk assessment audit revealed
- The number of residential apartment buildings in Sydney that are affected
- How practitioners can effectively manage the fire-prone cladding risk

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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July 2, 2021

The 6 Superpowers of a High Performing Happy Lawyer

Date & time: Friday 2 July 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

It's well-known that lawyer life comes with a unique set of challenges. From stressful content, long hours and conflict. It can be easy to find ourselves feeling anything but happy. However, thanks to extensive research, we know there are things we can focus on to meet those challenges and build a fulfilling career in law. In this webinar, Clarissa will share what the research uncovered and what it takes to maintain high performance and happiness in the current legal landscape.

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

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May 9, 2021

Structural Building Defects Risk: What You Need to Know

Date & time: Thursday 9 September 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PMAEST​
Cost: Complimentary
CPD: 1 CPD point

Join Garth Brown as he explores:
- The background of Home Builders Warranties Insurance
- What HBA Insurance covers and the duration
- How practitioners can mange building defect risk
- Real world case studies: Mascot and Opal Towers

Presented by Garth Brown, Legal Consultancy

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

Date & time: Tuesday 12  October 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT (11:30 -12:30PM QLD time)
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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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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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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

On-demand
January 1, 2021

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 start your new business and achieve success in the wake of unprecedented disruption.​

Presented by Jane Oxley, Smokeball Chief Revenue Officer

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