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3 Core CPD Workshop - Understanding the Business of doing Law well
Wednesday 31 May 2017, 09:00am - 12:30pm

This practical workshop will assist you in improving your procedures and survive in ways that will assure your continued capacity to serve your clients efficiently and profitably. 

Venue: Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Price: $297 incl. GST
Level: Suitable for all levels of legal practice

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This 3 Core CPD workshop will cover the topics of:
• Surviving in the Law: Practical Strategies for a modern day practice
• Balance or Integration - Living Life your Way
• The Lawyers Compass: your ethics starting point

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Merran Short

Merran Short completed her Bachelor of Laws at Northern Territory University (now CDU) and was admitted to the Supreme Court Northern Territory in 1994. Merran has worked in private law firms as well as in Government; she is currently an Associate at Withnalls Lawyers.

She has in the past held the following positions: President of the Law Society Northern Territory, a founding member and Treasurer of Australian Women Lawyers, President of NT Women Lawyers Association, Director of the Law Council of Australia and member and volunteer of Top End Women’s Legal Service.


Annette Gillanders

A sought‐after coach and specialist in organisational change, Annette Gillanders has assisted thousands of clients to clarify and achieve their business, professional and personal goals. Annette gets results thanks to her honesty, authenticity and no‐nonsense approach. These qualities are underpinned by her extensive experience in a range of fields, and the impressive growth of her own business, Biznorth, since its inception in 2001. Annette holds qualifications in teaching, marketing, management and training, and is a Master Practitioner of both Neuro‐Linguistics Programming and Time Line Therapy™. Her skills and unique perspective have garnered her a number of accolades, including 2008 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year.

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Melissa Yates

Melissa is an Associate with De Silva Hebron, with a focus on Wills and Estate and Construction and Civil Litigation. Originally admitted in Queensland and possessing both Law and Accounting qualifications, Melissa has undertaken the Queensland Law Society Practice Management course and has a keen interest in practice management and the business of law. Melissa has also been actively involved in numerous board positions in other not-for-profit organisations and businesses since she was 18 years old and has developed keen business skills and an awareness of the many ethical and business challenges which lawyers may face.


Earn 3 core CPD points in CA, CB and CC.

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Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801


Phone: 08 8981 5104
Fax: 08 8941 1623