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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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October 12, 2021

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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October 21, 2021

2021 Firms of The Future 2-Stream Virtual Summit

Date & time: Thursday 21 October 2021, 11 AM - 2:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: Up to 6 CPD points

The legal landscape is rapidly evolving. Join the Smokeball Firms of the Future Virtual Summit as 13 industry experts share the most cutting-edge technology, strategies, and research - so you can remain ahead of the curve.

This is a "must-attend" event for legal professionals looking to drive new levels of success for their practice, career, and clients.

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October 28, 2021

Fixed Fee Pricing 101 for Small Law Firms

Date & time: Thursday 28 October 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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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November 3, 2021

Starting a Law Firm

Date & time: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT

​Cost: Complimentary

​CPD: 1 CPD point

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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November 5, 2021

2021 Happy Lawyer Happy Life Club Retreat

Date: Friday 5 & Saturday 6 November 2021

Smokeball's Chief Revenue Officer Jane Oxley will be sharing her expertise at the upcoming 2021 Happy Lawyer Happy life Retreat.

Join a stellar line-up of industry thought-leaders and a great group of legal professionals from all over the world for two packed days of business, law and life learning designed to help you be the best lawyer you can be.

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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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November 17, 2021

Three Things I Wish I Realised When I was 20 Not 40

Date & time: Wednesday 17  November 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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

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December 2, 2021

How to Scope - Building Project Plans for your Client Files

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

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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December 14, 2021

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

Date & time: Tuesday 14  December 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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

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January 31, 2022

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

Date & time: Monday 31  January 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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

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February 28, 2022

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

Date & time: Monday 28 February 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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

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March 31, 2022

How do you Juggle it All? What Has (and Hasn’t) Worked

Date & time: Thursday 31 March 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEDT
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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

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April 27, 2022

Why Work Life Balance Didn’t Bring Me Happiness - And Why it Won’t Work for you Too!

Date & time: Wednesday 27  April 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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

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May 24, 2022

Can you Really Find Happiness in Sadness?

Date & time: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM AEST
​Cost: Complimentary
​CPD: 1 CPD point

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

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On-demand

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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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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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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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 and Jane Oxley Smokeball Chief Revenue officer

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