2021 CLEAA Conference: The Continuing Competence Debate

A spotlight on Session #3 of CLEAA’s upcoming annual conference being held Friday 15 Oct, 9am-4.30pm AEDT.

CLEAA’s annual conference provides a forum for learning specialists and teachers in the legal sector to 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.

You can find more information about the online conference here

Session 3: The Continuing Competence Debate – The Role of Regulators in Building Skills and Driving Cultural Change

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.

Session Objectives

  1. Highlight the differences in CPD regulation & guidance across the jurisdictions
  2. Discuss the key risk areas identified by regulators in the current and future skills of lawyers
  3. Identify the opportunities to improve and provide CPD in these areas

Session Format: Presentation with panel discussion

Session Panel:

Chris Humphreys
Consultant & Author of ‘Getting the Point: Review of Continuing Professional Development for Victorian Lawyers’
Chris Humphreys prepared the ‘Getting the Point?’ report on how the CPD system in Victoria could be improved to enable Victorian lawyers to have more relevant and accessible learning opportunities that better address the risks of practice and the needs of clients. Mr Humphreys is a qualified lawyer who has practised in the private, community law and public sectors. He worked for the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety for over 25 years, principally in policy roles, and was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2017 for his work on civil law reform and human rights. He was also responsible for the Victorian Government Legal Services Panel. He now works as an independent consultant.

Rolf Moses
Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Law Society
BCom, Dip Corporate Director, Post Grad Dip Counselling. Rolf joined Queensland Law Society in March 2018 as CEO having previously been a founding member and chair of the Queensland Law Society Wellbeing Working Group and a faculty member of the QLS Practice Management Course. Rolf has over 20 years’ executive and leadership experience in the legal sector having occupied senior leadership roles in large, international legal firms throughout Australia and Asia. Rolf is an active facilitator and trainer, particularly in the areas of leadership, workplace culture & behaviour, and performance psychology. Rolf is a Director of Lexon Pte Ltd, a member of the Bond University Law Advisory Board, and a member of the Regional Advisory Committee – Gold Coast Community Foundation.

Kellie Hamilton (Chair)
GM Member Knowledge & Learning, Law Institute of Victoria and CLEAA Executive Member
Kellie is the General Manager, Member Knowledge and Learning at the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), where she has oversight of the design, development and delivery of high-quality outcomes focused continuing professional development learning programs, formal certification, and career and networking activities for the LIV. She is passionate about the opportunity her role affords to transform the nature of professional education and skill development for up to 20,000 legal practitioners every year.


Registration for CLEAA members is AUD $129.

Registration for members of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), members of the Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC) or members of HR Minds is AUD $219. Contact your secretariat for the discount code.

Standard Registration is AUD $249.

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

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