Core Areas CPD


Mon, 30 Mar, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Maroochy Surf Club, 34-36 Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore QLD

Queensland Law Society




Dear Members

As the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance, we have made the difficult decision to postpone SCLA CPD events for the foreseeable future as a result of the developing COVID-19 situation, including the upcoming Core Areas event on 30 March 2020.  All bookings for the Core Areas CPD event will now be cancelled and payments (where applicable) refunded.

We have been in contact with Queensland Law Society who have indicated that members will be able to apply for special exemption if they have been unable to meet CPD requirements this CPD year – a formal announcement is expected from QLS tomorrow.

We will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and will reschedule events in the future.


This popular core areas CPD event has been extended and registration will commence at 1.00pm for a 1.15pm start and a finish time of 7.30pm.

The CPD Event will provide presentations on the following topics covering Core Areas 1, 2 and 3.

Claims Risk on the Coast
Presenters: Robert Mackay and Cameron McCollum

Risk Management
AI EI & CX – A brief discussion of one client’s experience with a firm of the future and the skills lawyers need to develop to successfully compete with robots

Rebeca Niebler, Organisational Culture and Support Officer, QLS Ethics and Practice Centre, Queensland Law Society; and
Judy Hayward, Practice Support Solicitor, QLS Ethics and Practice Centre, Queensland Law Society

Trust Accounting 101
Presenter: Michael Drinkall, Team Leader, Trust Account Investigations, Queensland Law Society

Practice Management
Thriving Creatively – using creativity to face failure, build resilience (when we’d really just prefer to hide)
Presenter: Anita Hall, Lecturer, College of Law.

Dealing with witnesses
Presenter: David Bowles, Ethics Solicitor, QLS Ethics and Practice Centre, Queensland Law Society

Order Now – this is a very popular CPD event.

The event will be chaired by SCLA President Sam Bolton.  As usual, light refreshments and drinks will be available for all attendees.  There will also be have a raffle.


  • FREE to Members (Please log in before booking)
  • $120.00 to Non-Members – Alternatively, simply buy a yearly membership – join here.

Attendees may accrue 1 CPD point per hour so please ensure that you sign the register to record your attendance.


This CPD event is sponsored by the Queensland Law Society.