Discipline of lawyers under the Uniform Law – 1 CPD Unit

$99.00

This one hour course, Discipline of lawyers under the Uniform Law, is designed to make sure you are aware of the key sections of the new Uniform Law, with a focus on complaints and any disciplinary action that the Legal Services Commissioner and the Legal Services Board is empowered to undertake.

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Who is this course for?

All Lawyers.

What will you learn?

This one hour course, Discipline of lawyers under the Uniform Law, is designed to make sure you are aware of the key sections of the new Uniform Law, with a focus on complaints and any disciplinary action that the Legal Services Commissioner and the Legal Services Board is empowered to undertake.

Often the easiest way to explain the provisions is to paraphrase them and link the section as we have done throughout. We have broken this up with some activities and cases that have already been heard under the new laws.

Course Features

  • To become familiar with the new Uniform Laws with a focus on disciplinary actions available;
  • To know what behaviors could amount to misconduct;
  • To know what penalties are available; and
  • To understand the complaint and disciplinary process.

How long is it going to take?

This is a 60 minute course in easy to consume sections, giving you the flexibility to learn when it fits your schedule.

Course Author: Megan Fitzgerald

Megan practices in inquests, inquiries, regulatory prosecutions and damages proceedings. She has a particular interest in medical and legal professional obligations and public administration.

Since joining the bar Megan has appeared alone and as junior counsel in disciplinary prosecutions and negligence actions relating to medical and legal professionals; inquests and public inquiries acting for bereaved family members, public interest groups and medical professionals; and personal injury actions arising out of industrial, motor vehicle and medical incidents. Along with appearance work, Megan has a strong practice in drafting and advice work.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Megan practised as a solicitor in the insurance litigation department of Lander & Rogers, primarily in professional negligence and personal injuries.

Megan is undertaking a Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on public administration and health law.