Skilled negotiators don't always know the outcome of the session when they begin. However, they come to the room with a series of skills and tools that give them the ability to drive the situation to a successful outcome. We spoke with award-winning family dispute resolution practitioner Lisanne Iriks to hear her perspective on what it takes to be a great negotiator as well as do’s and don’ts in a negotiation.
Did you know the ATO has simplified the way you can claim working from home expenses during COVID-19? Ahead of the June 30 deadline, here are some tips for what you should, and shouldn’t, claim this financial year.
According to the latest statistics from the legal CPD year of 2020/2021, there's a clear trend on what lawyers are focusing on developing: soft skills. Lawyers need to deal effectively with people, establish strong relationships, and overcome challenges to succeed. We've collected some statistics to help you plan upcoming legal CPD activities and future proof your legal career.
Since the mandatory CPD scheme was first introduced it has not seen many significant changes. But the legal profession and the demands on lawyers are rapidly evolving. This raises the question, what is the future of legal CPD? And why is it still important for lawyers to do mandatory CPD? In this blog article we’ll explore the value of continuing professional development and look ahead to give you three predictions for the future.
With the legal CPD deadline fast approaching, you might be looking for ideas on what topics you should prioritise with your next CPD course. That’s why we have put together a list of the 10 most popular courses so far in 2021. We hope it will help you to quickly choose your next interactive course and get CPD compliant online before March 31!
LawCPD has unveiled its new learner dashboard - MyCPD - which enables lawyers to get real-time updates on their CPD compliance, receive personalised recommendations and rapidly share a summary of the CPD activities with external stakeholders.
Law is a stressful occupation. And in an already pressuring environment, it can be challenging to prioritise your continuing professional development. It's not a secret that many lawyers believe that mandatory legal CPD often causes more stress than it's worth. But there are plenty of reasons - besides renewing your practicing certificate - why you should take your CPD more seriously.
Completing your CPD can be an overwhelming process and especially if you're at the beginning of your career. What rules do you have to comply with? What are the best courses for me? Don't worry, we've put together a few tips to help you get even more out of your CPD.
Every day lawyers spend hours writing a variety of legal documents - appeals, briefs, letters of advice, and emails - with the goal to persuade or inform. There is no doubt that being able to communicate effectively in writing is one of the most vital professional skills a lawyer can have. Luckily, effective legal writing is a skill lawyers can constantly refine and improve. Read our favourite tips to help you hone your legal writing skills.
Reflecting on your year is a powerful and rewarding exercise that can help set your course for the coming year. But where to start? We have selected our favourite questions to help you start the New Year with a bang.