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This half-day seminar will provide key insights that will assist in navigating your professional life. This seminar provides a CPD point in relation to each of Ethics and Professional Responsibility (rule 6.1.1); Practice Management and Business Skills (rule 6.1.2); and Professional Skills (rule 6.1.3).
We will focus on ethics for legal practitioners; data analytics and artificial intelligence; and professional communications.
Three CPD units (one unit per hour)
1.00pm - Introduction
Chair: Lyn Nicholson, General Counsel, Holding Redlich
1.05pm - Ethics and Professional Responsibility (rule 6.1.1)
Speaker: John McKenzie, Legal Services Commissioner, OLSCNSW
2.05pm - Practice Management and Business Skills (rule 6.1.2): Data governance, data analytics, AI competencies for lawyers
Speaker: Peter Leonard, Principal, Data Synergies Pty Limited; Professor of Practice, University of NSW Business School
3.05pm - Afternoon tea
3.25pm - Professional Skills (rule 6.1.3)
Speaker: Lucy McGovern, Barrister, Tenth Floor Chambers
4.25pm - Concluding remarks
4.30pm – Close
A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you’re eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘A bit about you’).
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Lyn Nicholson is a General Counsel in the Corporate and Commercial group of Holding Redlich, with a broad wealth of corporate and commercial experience. Lyn has significant expertise advising on complex corporate transactions. Lyn’s commercial experience has focused on intellectual property and information assets which have involved various technologies and regulatory regimes.
Lyn’s experience includes developing and implementing privacy and information security policies and negotiating contracts for the exploitation of information assets. She has significant experience in privacy and spam regulation. Lyn advises on directors’ duties and a range of practical governance issues for both listed and unlisted companies.
John McKenzie was appointed as the Legal Services Commissioner for NSW from 12 March 2015. A solicitor for 34 years, he worked primarily as an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, largely for the Aboriginal Legal Service and on the staff of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. He also worked some years in private practice, Legal Aid and community legal centres.
He was appointed the NSW Legal Services Commissioner in 2015 to head the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner which has the statutory responsibility for all complaints against lawyers. Mr McKenzie was re-appointed as Legal Services Commissioner for a period of five years from 28 February 2019.
Peter Leonard is a Sydney, Australia based data, content and technology business consultant and lawyer, advising data-driven businesses and government agencies. Peter is principal of Data Synergies and a Professor of Practice at UNSW Business School (Information Systems and Business and Taxation Law).
Peter chairs the IoTAA’s Data Access, Use and Privacy work stream, the Law Society of New South Wales’ Privacy and Data Committee and the Australian Computer Society’s AI Ethics Technical Committee.
He serves on a number of corporate and advisory boards, including of the NSW Data Analytics Centre. Peter was a founding partner of Gilbert + Tobin, now a large Australian law firm. Following his retirement as a partner in 2017 he continues to assist Gilbert + Tobin as a consultant.
Lucy accepts briefs in a broad range of civil matters, including commercial and equity, regulatory, intellectual property and consumer, financial services and taxation law. Prior to joining the Bar, Lucy was an associate in the intellectual property team at Minter Ellison.
She has experience advising on a broad spectrum of intellectual property issues including patent, copyright and trade mark infringement, comparative advertising, product recalls, parallel importation, domain name disputes, franchising and pharmaceuticals and therapeutic goods regulations. Lucy also gained experience as a solicitor for SingTel Optus and Westpac Banking Corporation.
She has experience in contentious and non-contentious matters and has advised clients in diverse industries, including the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and banking sectors.