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Membership Consultation

Proposed Amendment to CPD Scheme –
Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession

The Call for Submissions in respect of the Membership Consultation Paper issued on 8 February 2022 closed on 11 March 2022 with 29 Submissions received. A copy of the Membership Consultation Paper can be viewed here.

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NTYL CPD - Raising the Bar

Please join us at William Forster Chambers on Thursday 5 May at 5pm for the Northern Territory Young Lawyer’s (NTYL) first CPD event for 2022; ‘Raising the Bar’.

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NT Local Court update

Directions Hearing List at the Darwin Local Court will be rostered on Mondays only from 9 May 2022

The Directions Hearing List has been rostered every Monday and Friday at the Darwin Local Court, Nichols Place. From week commencing 9 May 2022, the Directions Hearing List will only be heard every Monday.

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NTYL's Welcome Drinks

5.00 pm, Thursday 14 April 2022
@ Smith Street Social

The NTYL Committee invites you to join for some networking, food and drinks! 

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Have you got your CPD points?

The end of the CPD year is fast approaching. Now is an opportune time for you to check that you have complied with your CPD obligations for the year and start completing your Annual CPD Certificate which is due by Thursday 31 March 2022.

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Cyber security alert

Lawcover has released a notification urging law practices to review their cyber security due to the escalating crisis in Ukraine, with fears that malicious activity could impact Australian businesses. Please take a moment to read the notification which outlines what risk management steps can be taken to further strengthen protection.

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Use of Spit Hoods and Restraint Chairs for Children Must Stop

MEDIA RELEASE

The Law Society Northern Territory (Society) has long advocated against the use of restraints and spit hoods on children and young people by the police in the Northern Territory and has written on multiple occasions to the Northern Territory Government calling for these practices to cease immediately.

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#BreakTheBias on International Women’s Day

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, it is timely to review the barriers to superannuation equality for women and to look at what can be done to boost super for women.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is held on 8 March each year and the theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias.

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Free CPD Seminar

Working with Trauma Impacted Clients:
Managing Suicide Ideation within the Legal Process

A CPD-eligible seminar presented by Shine Lawyers

This seminar will equip you with the skills to better understand the risk associated with trauma impacted clients as well as breaking down the key identifiers of suicide ideation and risk of suicide.

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Call for Submissions

Proposed Amendment to the Continuing Professional Development Scheme in response to Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment within the Legal Profession.

Download the Consultation Paper.

The Society invites comments and submissions from members as to whether the Continuing Professional Development Scheme should be amended to incorporate an additional core competency for ‘bullying, discrimination and harassment’. Alternately, comments and submissions on other potential responses and/or approaches are invited.

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Law Society NT office closure

The Society advises that its office will be closed until at least Thursday 27 January 2022 as all Secretariat staff are home quarantining due to a Covid-19 related incident.

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LCA's RRR Digital Treechange Initiative

A program designed to bring more lawyers to the bush

Launched in at the Cairns Courthouse on 22 September, LCA’s ‘Digital Treechange’ initiative aims to overcome the ‘barrier of the unknown’ for lawyers considering rural, regional and remote practice.

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Tax Risk Management for Lawyers


Legal Education Program - FREE Zoom CPD

Presenter: Jim McMillan

Wednesday 17 November, 12 noon to 1.00 pm

There have been reports from other jurisdictions about a recent increase in professional indemnity claims against lawyers in respect of tax issues – with most claims relating to the failure of lawyers to advise on GST.

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Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893

Contact

Please note that the Society does not offer legal advice.

A list of lawyers can be found here.

Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au

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