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Online CPD - General Package (2) - 10 CPD Hrs

NZ $958.00

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $716 - NZLS members and Associate members (usually $878)
  • $958 - Non-members (usually $1,200)

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Online CPD Modules

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Domain Name Commission - advising clients - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: November 2018
  • Authors: Brent Carey, Dylan Connolly

The Domain Name Commission regulates the .nz domain name space with the aim of assisting people, businesses and communities to have a trusted and distinctively New Zealand online presence.

This module will take a practical approach aimed at ensuring you are able to provide your clients with robust advice in respect of domain name policy issues, complaints, and the dispute resolution process if this proves necessary.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is the role of the Domain Name Commission and how .nz domain names work as an intellectual property asset
  • The WHOIS data query service for checking .nz domain name availability and Registration records
  • How the free Mediation and the fee bearing Dispute Resolution Services operate as a legal avenue for you and your clients including: timeframes, submitting information in support, and other remedies that are available.
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Land Transfer Act - practical tips - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: March 2018
  • Authors: Thomas Gibbons, Robert Metcalf

The Land Transfer Act 2017 (LTA) received Royal Assent on 10 July 2017 and is expected to come into force by November 2018. The new LTA will replace the outdated 1952 Act.

Virtually all private land transactions rest on the framework of the LTA, and the new legislation modernises and updates this framework.

This module is an introductory guide, picking up on the key implications for property lawyers, conveyancers, and legal executives arising from the Land Transfer Act 2017. It will help you understand the practical issues, and provide guidance on how to effectively advise clients in this new environment.

Covered in this module will be:

  • New terminology
  • Covenants in gross
  • Covenant instruments
  • Manifest injustice
  • Registrar-General of Land powers
  • Compensation
  • Fraud
  • Guaranteed search timeframes
  • Using Landonline under the new Act.
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Regulatory Roadblocks - dealing with the Public Sector - 1 CPD hours

  • Publication date: March 2018
  • Author: Setareh Masoud-Ansari

Primary industry clients are faced with more complex economic and regulatory issues on a regular basis and the need to engage effectively with public sector agencies is essential for progress and growth.

The presenter will take a practical approach in outlining the way your clients may be impacted by public sector agencies, in particular in provincial, regional and rural New Zealand where primary industries are your key clients.

The presenter will cover:
  • Red tape – how to identify it and what to do with it
  • Practical approaches in responding to central and local government on behalf of your client
  • How to help your client overcome the red tape
  • Understand how to deal with the agencies that can help your clients unlock an impasse with central and local government agencies
  • Where to go when the issue is unable to be resolved.
  • You will walk away with a road map to assist you and your clients going forward.
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Speaking Your Clients' Language - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: March 2018
  • Author: Brenda Ratcliff

Many lawyers say that the purpose of communication is to encourage clients, juries, bosses, and direct reports to act in a certain way. Why is it that many of us are left wondering why our clear advice does not motivate others, when it is clearly the right thing to do? Why are we tongue-tied when travelling four floors in the elevator with our boss? The answers to these two questions lie in understanding the motivation of your audience. When you match your language to what motivates others, then you can achieve a winning combination.

This module will enable you to think on your feet by helping you to understand common forms of motivation, and how to match your language to these common forms. This will help you be more articulate, influential, and enable you to avoid conversational de-railers which block action on your message.

This is a fresh way to think about motivation so that you can make your point in a way that resonates with your audience whoever they are.

Topics covered will include:

  • Why thinking about motivation is important
  • Creating emotional meaning leads to motivation, which leads to action
  • How others see the world
  • A new tool for speaking to client’s motivations
  • The importance of getting “the nod”.
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Consumer & Financial Protection Legislation - 1.5 CPD hours

  • Publication date: October 2017
  • Authors: Jonathan Flaws, David Maclaurin

This practical update on the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and the Financial Services Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008 will ensure you are fully prepared to assist your clients.

Are you a practitioner reviewing bank and finance company documents for consumers, and providing advice to lenders, brokers and financial advisers? Or perhaps a litigator coming into the fray when things have gone wrong? This module will take a practical look at the lawyer’s role when your client comes to you after borrowing money.

The presenters will look at:

  • Practitioner’s obligations
  • Broker’s obligations
  • The possible implications stemming from your advice
  • Practitioner’s liability when giving a standard form certificate to a bank.

Understanding your obligations when drafting Credit Contracts Act contracts will also be discussed, including:

  • Financial Service Providers obligations
  • Dispute resolution schemes and how they operate
  • How the Courts’ approach oppression under the CCCFA
  • Other key issues to be alert to.
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Privacy in Practice - is your firm meeting its obligations? - 1 CPD hour

  • Publication date: August 2017
  • Author: Charlotte Walker

Recent high profile privacy issues, ‘near misses’ and technological advances have highlighted the need for increased viligence by organisations including law firms. Aside from legal compliance, having a practical understanding of privacy and robust information security processes is one of the best ways to gain the trust and confidence of your clients and customers. Your organisation will also minimise its legal and reputational risk.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is a privacy framework and why is it important
  • What are the strict legal obligations?
  • What kind of issues can arise for lawyers in relation to confidentiality and privacy?
  • Hear about some real-life case studies and how they unfolded
  • How do you establish your own privacy framework and draft a privacy policy?
  • What can go wrong and what do you do if it does?
  • Practical tips to minimise risk to your organisation.
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Marketing Your Law Firm - 1 CPD hour

  • Publication date: Septemberb 2017
  • Author: Sheldon Nesdale

Simply being in business for 10 years, 20, 50, 100 years or more used to be enough to secure the future of your law firm. Now consumers and clients have a growing number of choices with every purchasing decision they make, and loyalty can no longer be counted on.

Your law firm needs to have a strategy in place for reminding existing clients of the value you create, but just as important, you also need to ensure you are communicating that value to prospective clients so they choose you instead of the competition.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to review what you say on the phone, in person, on your website, in advertising
  • How to make it easier for prospects to reach out to you
  • How to reduce risk and improve trust with testimonials
  • How to prove you’re the experts (“we’ve been doing this for 50 years” is not enough anymore)
  • Why you should be collecting email addresses and the most common mistakes made with email newsletters
  • Advice for your social media activity
  • Advice on cost-per-click advertising
  • Why search engine rankings are important and how to select a search engine optimisation expert.
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Diversion - 1 CPD hour

  • Publication date: November 2016
  • Author: Mark Wilton

The New Zealand Police Adult Diversion Scheme provides an alternative means of processing some offenders through the criminal justice court system without the intervention of a full prosecution. Generally the scheme enables eligible offenders to complete a number of activities within a specified timeframe to avoid receiving a conviction for their offending.

In particular, this module will explain:

  • Police Adult Diversion Policy
  • The scheme and the process from start to finish including:
    - First court appearance
    - Diversion interview
    - Diversion conditions
    - Completion of diversion
  • Eligibility criteria:
    - Offender based
    - Offence based
  • Monitoring and auditing of diversion
  • Using and disclosing diversion information
  • The relationship between diversion and discharge without conviction (section 106 Sentencing Act 2002).

The module is aimed at general practitioners who may be faced with clients who wish to be considered for the scheme and for practitioners in the criminal field with up to five years’ experience.
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Online CPD - Family Package (1) - 6 CPD Hrs

Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

Authors: Various

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Publication Date: 08-Mar-2017

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