CLEAA 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CLEAA’s annual conference provides a forum for learning specialists engaged with the Australasian legal sector to connect, explore ideas, exchange information, and showcase current thinking.


Who should attend?

Legal Learning & Development Specialists, Legal Educators and Researchers, Professional Development program designers; Coaches, Trainers and Private course providers.

CLEAA members represent Law Firms, Law Schools and Colleges, Legal Societies and Regulators, and private providers of training, coaching and leadership courses.

CLEAA welcomes anyone with an interest in the field of continuous legal education. Membership is only $AUD 90 per annum and you can subscribe here.

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Online Friday 15 October, 9am-4:30pm AEDT

Leading Learning in Changing Times

All Sessions are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (MELBOURNE, CANBERRA, SYDNEY)


8:55am – Enter meeting and wave hello!

9:00-9:10am

Introduction and Welcome

Acknowledgement, Housekeeping, CLEAA Correspondents Club

Acknowledgement of Country & About the Indigenous Literacy Foundation – David Stewart, Relationships Manager, Indigenous Literacy Foundation.


9:10-10:10am

Essential Reflection Skills – the What, Why and How

Research shows that experience alone does not produce competence or expertise and that instruction, guidance and reflection are essential to learning. This session will introduce you to the “what, why and how” of reflective learning, enquiry and practice. It will also dispel key myths about reflective learning and give you an insight into how it can benefit your organisation.

A discussion with Jane Ching, Professor of Professional Legal Education at Nottingham Law School (UK); Michele Leering, Executive Director with the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) in Ontario, Canada, and a Queen’s Faculty of Law PhD candidate on comparative legal education reform; and Rachel Spencer, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Monash University’s Law Clinics. Chaired by Heather Hibberd, Chief Risk Manager, LPLC (Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee).


10:15-11:00am

The Future of Legal Education

Technology, automation and possible future directions in legal education

How will automation alter the work lawyers do in the future and how will these changes shape the nature of legal education generally and continuing legal education more specifically? This session will address important questions for legal education (pre- and post-graduation) concerning the future of work and the role of humans in the age of automation.

A presentation from Daniel Goldsworthy, Associate Lecturer, Deakin University Law School.


11:00am Morning Tea


11:15-12:05pm

The Continuing Competence Debate

The goal of legal education and professional development specialists is to provide relevant, contemporary, and meaningful learning opportunities for our learners. Yet this is can be lost when we juggle the regulatory and compliance landscape where the value of learning is often determined by the amount of CPD units.

This session will draw on recent examples of recommendations for legal learning and skill development. A panel of speakers will explore the continuing competence requirements needed of the legal profession and how we can leverage the regulatory environment to drive the changes needed through quality CPD delivery and best practice.

A discussion with Rolf Moses, Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Law Society and Chris Humphreys, author of the Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner's Report into Continuing Professional Development of Lawyers in Victoria. Chaired by Kellie Hamilton, GM Member Knowledge & Learning, Law Institute of Victoria and CLEAA Executive Member.


12:10-1:10pm

Is Neurodiversity the Next Frontier?

How good is your understanding of neurodiversity? This panel will explore the different ways to think about neurodiversity and the different aspects of neurodiversity in the legal profession.

A discussion panel with Andrew Eddy, CEO of Untapped; Dr Bob Jackson, Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University; Beth Radulski, a PhD Candidate (La Trobe University) & Neurodiversity Specialist. Chaired by Anna Hinder, Director, Searl Street Consulting


1:15pm Lunch


1:30pm

CLEAA AGM  - Open to all financial members


1:50pm-2:35pm

Getting Lawyers to Eat Their Ethics Vegetables

A look at new strategies to embed ethical learning in practice.

Ah ethics…. the skill that everyone agrees is intrinsic to the practice of law but is the hardest to teach and encourage practitioners to develop. We try to make learning practical and engaging, yet, it continues to be the pesky CPD point that everyone tries to get before March 31. How can we change this perception? How can we embed ethical legal practice and behaviour through education and learning?

This session will rethink the learning conversation and explore ways we can help legal practitioners be ethical professionals.

A discussion panel with Michelle Marfurt, Manager, Policy & Regulatory Strategy, VLSB+C and Steve Mark, Director, Creative Consequences. Chaired by Kellie Hamilton, GM Member Knowledge & Learning, Law Institute of Victoria and CLEAA Executive Member.


2:40-3:40pm

Getting The Most Out of Your L&D Budget

Legal professionals are time poor and their education coordinators might not have an endless training budget. Now add into the mix that some professionals are working from home while others are in an office. How to cover more content in different formats when teaching resources might be constrained?

This will be a discussion between the audience and expert education providers. The speakers will address audience analysis, barriers and current thinking for legal education designers.

A discussion with Professor Blake McKimmie, University of Queensland; and Jennifer Moulder and Anita Falconer, Senior Instructional Designers, Level Up Learning. Chaired by Helene Breene, L&D Adviser, Thynne + Macartney Lawyers.


3:45-4:30pm

What Have We Learned and How Can We Thrive?

Join the CLEAA Conference Committee as we review our learnings of the day and put our reflective practice into action.

With Andrea Foot, Director, Leaf Logic and CLEAA Executive Member, Kellie Hamilton, GM Member Knowledge & Learning, Law Institute of Victoria and CLEAA Executive Member and Heather Hibberd, Chief Risk Manager, LPLC (Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee).


4:30pm Conference Close


 

Speakers & Panelists

Jane Ching

Professor of Professional Legal Education
Nottingham Law School

Andrea Foot

Executive Coach and Director
Leaf Logic

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Chris Humphreys

Consultant & Author
of ‘'Getting the Point’

Dr Bob Jackson

Adjunct Associate Professor, Curtin University
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Michele Leering

PhD Candidate (Queen's University) & Executive Director/Lawyer
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre

Prof Blake McKimmie

Professor, Associate Dean (Academic) Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
University of Queensland

Jennifer Moulder

Instructional Designer
Level Up Learning

Beth Radulski

PhD Candidate & Neurodiversity Specialist
La Trobe University

Rachel Spencer

Associate Professor and Director
Monash University Law Clinics

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