Compensation Law Bar Events & Cpds

Compensation Law

A Good Night's Sleep - The Relationship between Sleep and Professional Wellbeing for Barristers

The Health & Wellbeing Committee
22Aug

Inadequate sleep affects every aspect of the practice of the law and , when endemic, impedes professional development and performance. Sleep disruption has also been recognised by the courts as an indicator that an injury is “serious” within the meaning of accident compensation law and transport accident law.  This seminar will provide information about the consequences of sleep disruption and how to manage sleep loss.  The seminar has been commissioned by the Health and Wellbeing Committee to be focussed on the issues facing barristers.  Ms Bernadette Healy, psychologist, who provides services to the Bar and understands barristers’ issues with sleep deprivation will also provide commentary.

This seminar will also discuss some of the interim results of the health and wellbeing survey and how we at the Victorian Bar compare with barristers in NSW and England when asked about sleep and wellbeing.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion with Prof Katona.

Speaker(s): 
Mary Anne Hartley QC (Chair); Prof Lynda Katona, Psychologist with expertise in sleep matters; Ms Bernadette Healy, Psychologist
When: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Practice management & business skills;

Choice of Jurisdiction for Sexual Harassment Claims and Quantum of Damages

The Compensation Law Bar Association
7Jun

The seminar will provide alternative avenues to issuing for statutory benefits and at common law, pursuant to the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act.
Jenny Firkin will discuss judgments in the various jurisdictions and recent changes to how damages in harassment cases have been quantified.

Speaker(s): 
Anthea MacTiernan (Chair), Jenny Firkin
When: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Workers Compensation - An Introduction/Refresher

The Compensation Law Bar Association
22Feb

The seminar includes an introduction and update of Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013.

Chair: Ian McDonald

Speaker(s): 
His Honour Magistrate Brian Wright
When: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Recent developments in Medical Panel referrals

The Compensation Law Bar Association
17Aug

Please join us for a session on Recent developments in Medical Panel referrals.

Speaker(s): 
Chair: Ian McDonald Speaker: Rob Paoletti
When: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;
Event

The Victorian Bar wishes you a safe and happy Festive Season