Proctor : February 2019
43 PROCTOR | February 2019 Career pathways Your professional development 2019 QLS CPD in 2019 Our core CPD sessions help you to be a well- rounded practitioner and business leader. Set yourself up for success in 2019 by planning for the end of the CPD year. Our collection of professional development events and on-demand resources will ensure you can: • collect your CPD points with ease, including mandatory core areas • develop your legal and business knowledge and skills • access a range of different formats to collect your CPD including face to face, livecast and on-demand • access valuable networking opportunities. For a full listing of events and to register, go to events.qls.com.au, or visit the QLS Shop to purchase an on-demand resource. International Women’s Day: Panel discussion Celebrate and connect with your professional peers on 7 March at this International Woman’s Day panel discussion, jointly hosted by Queensland Law Society, the Bar Association of Queensland and Women Lawyers Association of Queensland. Register today to secure your seat at this engaging evening of discussion, of engaged panel reflecting on the experiences of women in the legal profession. Our esteemed panellists will address the challenges that confront female practitioners, share personal experiences and recognise the past and continued contributions of women in law. Afterwards, connect with your peers in the profession during the networking drinks. As inspired by the theme of #BalanceforBetter, the event will reinforce that, if we better the balance, we better the world. QLS Symposium 2019 QLS Symposium on 15-16 March, is the premier event for Queensland’s legal profession. Attend thought-provoking sessions from leading experts who will inspire new approaches to your practice. Our streamlined program features substantive streams in commercial (encompassing business law and commercial litigation), criminal, family, personal injuries, property and succession, plus a two-day core agenda. Join topical discussions and master common tax and revenue issues. Explore the crossover between two areas of law and get up to speed in our ever-popular key legislative and case law updates. Don’t miss our earlybird member pricing that closes on Friday 15 February. Visit symposium.qls.com.au to register. Solicitor Advocate Course – advocacy in family matters Increase your skill base for advocacy work in the courts and tribunals. The QLS Ethics and Practice Centre and the Australian Advocacy Institute are offering an intensive and practical workshop that specifically focuses on family law at the Federal Circuit Court. The workshop is valued at nine CPD points. It will be held on 22-23 February. If you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please note: QLS experiences high demand for this workshop. Registrations usually reach maximum capacity, early in the year. DELEGATE RATED 2017- 2018 CPD due diligence: Choosing value for money When it comes to your professional development and the quality of your advice for clients, your choice in CPD programs and program providers is vital. For leading legal professionals, the choice is not just about the dollars per CPD point; it’s also about quality of content, delivery and accessibility. At QLS, we survey delegates after every CPD event to ensure we collect quantitative and qualitative data that informs program content and future events. We ask our delegates to scrutinise content, presenters, venue, event organisation, catering and registration. In 2017/2018 delegates gave us an overall rating of 4.5 stars. With the CPD year fast approaching, now is the time to do your due diligence. When choosing your 2019 CPD options, consider asking for proof of rating and make the most of your investment.