Professional Events

 

Upcoming Events

Criminal Law Masterclass | 19 July 2019 | Book now!

Meet the Court of Appeal | 19 July 2019 | Book now!

 
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Masterclass series

Piddington's premier CPD events throughout the year are encapsulated in the Masterclass series. Previous topics have included Mental Health, Property Law, Insolvency, Criminal Law and Mediation. Previous speakers have included members of the Judiciary including Chief Justice Martin, Principal Registrar Strk and pre-eminent members of the Bar.

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Meet the Profession

Our popular "Meet the..." series includes Meet the Silks, Meet the Grads and Meet the General Counsels.

Each year we introduce the new silks to the profession, where they discuss their careers, highs and lows. We introduce the Piddington Justice grads alongside a senior practitioner discussing their career. And the General Counsels provide insight from in-house.

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Conference Series

Our conference series cross the state and internationally, where practitioners spending an extended period of time developing their skills and build deep relationships.

The series emphasises bringing junior and senior practitioners together.

 

Conferences

 
 

 

Bali

Piddington’s premier event each year is the Bali Conference which is packed full of CPD and social events. The weekend is held over the WA Day long weekend and previous speakers have included the Hon Michael Kirby, the Hon Christine Wheeler and the Hon Chief Justice of Western Australia.

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Fremantle

The Fremantle Law Conference provides attendees with an opportunity to gain the CPD points they need before the year is out. The day long conference covers off all CPD competency areas and a vast array of topics in the lovely surrounds of Fremantle. Part proceeds of the event also go to the Fremantle CLC.

 

 

Kalgoorlie

CPD points and the Kalgoorlie Cup - yes it can happen! The Kalgoorlie Law Conference is held on the weekend of the Kalgoorlie Cup and provides for city dwellers to see the red dirt and for country practitioners to interact with their CBD counterparts. On the Sunday of the Conference attendees head to the race that stops a...town!

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Broome

CPD points and the Broome Cup - yes this can also happen! The Broome Law Conference is held on the weekend of the Broome Cup and provides an opportunity for Perth practitioners to get up to the warm weather of Broome and for Broome practitioners to show us all their town has to offer. It's a fun and relaxed weekend that is capstoned by the running of the Broome Cup.

 

 

Rottnest

The Rottnest Advocacy Weekend is aimed at junior practitioners and allows for attendees to hone their advocacy skills with coaching from members of the judiciary in a relaxed and picturesque setting in the warmer November weather.Previous coaches have included the Hon. John Chaney, the Hon. Katrina Banks-Smith and the Hon. Michael Barker.

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Piddington Mentoring Program

In 2019 Piddington is starting a mentoring program!

The Piddington Mentor Program (PMP) will partner participating lawyers with law students and new graduates.

The PMP will be open to law students of any age or level of study. It will give first preference to mentoring students who graduated from public schools, regional schools, and rural schools or are the first in their family to attend university.

Piddington has long had a focus on collegiality and has worked hard to support junior lawyers, and we think the PMP can aid that and do some good in the profession.

The aim of the PMP is to help new and soon-to-be lawyers with:

  1. Career advice;

  2. Meaningful professional relationships;

  3. Support and guidance from within the profession.

If you want to know more, sign up to either the mentor or mentee list below and we will be in touch!

You probably have a couple of questions, so here’s a few we answered earlier!

Who can be a mentor? 

You can be a mentor if you: 

  • have a law degree;

  • are working in the legal profession; and

  • are willing to meet with a mentee in Perth throughout the year. 

Who can be a mentee? 

If you’re a law student in Perth currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or have recently graduated, you are eligible to be a mentee. If you graduated from a public, regional or rural high school or are the first in your family to attend a university, you will be given priority when we are matching you with a mentor. However, all law students, including those who do not fit that criteria, are welcome to apply. 

How long does the program last? 

The mentor/mentee arrangement will have set sessions throughout 2019, but we hope you’ll form lasting relationships that you’ll maintain throughout your career. 

What kind of time commitment is required? 

The PMP will host several group events throughout the year outside of work hours (about once every three months). All mentors and mentees are strongly encouraged to attend. Outside of those events, mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet one-on-one at least three or four times throughout the year. 

What is expected of mentors? 

Mentors are expected to: 

  • spend time with their mentees to get to know them and their career goals; and 

  • provide career advice, guidance and support. 

Mentors might, but are not expected to, be willing to review a mentee’s job application materials such as CVs and cover letters. This is at the mentor’s discretion. Mentees should bear in mind that mentors will be busy. 

Mentors should never and are not expected to review or contribute to a mentee’s university assignments. Mentors are not a source of assignment help nor a tutor. 

What’s in it for the mentors? 

Mentoring is an opportunity to: 

  • display leadership in the profession; 

  • foster equality and diversity in the profession; 

  • get to know the next generation of law graduates; 

  • network with other mentors; and 

  • get discounted tickets to Piddington events. 

What’s in it for the mentees? 

Participating in the PMP is an opportunity to: 

  • build your professional network; 

  • get real life career advice and guidance; 

  • get to know other law students from other universities who might one day be your colleagues; and

  • get discounted tickets to Piddington events. 

Why should I participate in the PMP over other mentoring programs? 

There are several mentoring programs available to law students. We think you’ll love the PMP because of: 

  • the unique mentor/mentee group events held throughout the year where you can meet people in the profession other than your individual mentor/mentee; 

  • our accessibility – all law students are welcome to apply regardless of law school, gender, race or any other distinguishing factors; and 

  • our focus on equality

Keep up to date with the latest events

Call +61 430 449 116 from 9am – 5pm daily, or email us here.