WHAT IS CPDUI?
Former lawyer and former defendant Julian Morrow presents an unprecedented opportunity for lawyers to simultaneously accrue units of CPD and alcohol in Compulsory Professional Development Under the Influence at the fully licensed theatre Giant Dwarf.
In the CPDUI series, Julian will talk through the many legal scrapes he’s been involved in as co-founder of The Chaser and Giant Dwarf and the creator of The Checkout, the program consistently nominated for the Logie Award for Best Australian Comedy Based on a 500 Page Statute.
CAN I REALLY CLAIM CPD POINTS FOR THIS?
“Self-assessed CPD satisfaction is allegedly guaranteed”.
Each CPDUI event is designed to:
✅ be of significant intellectual or practical content
✅ deal primarily with matters related to the practice of law
✅ be conducted by persons who are qualified by practical or academic experience in the subject covered
✅ and for NSW barristers … be relevant to a practitioner’s immediate or long term needs in relation to the practitioner’s professional development and practice of the law
✅ or for NSW solicitors … extend the solicitor’s knowledge and skills in areas that arerelevant to the solicitor’s practice needs or professional development
… so that it comes within the beautifully vague “any other educational activity” bit of the definition of “CPD Activity” in both the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015 and the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Rules and therefore convinces you that you can claim at least one “CPD unit”.
But as well as going to the bar, you’re also the judge because ….
… as the Law Society of NSW says for solicitors [see lawsociety.com.au]: “Seminars and other CPD activities are not accredited by The Law Society of New South Wales. Under the CPD Rules, if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) units each year from 1 April to 31 March“.
The equivalent information for NSW barristers is here nsw.bar.asn.au.
HOW DO I CATCH UP ON PAST SESSIONS?
Every session of CPDUI is recorded live and is available to stream online to help you gain further CPD units. Each episode is available to watch for $50AUD in the videos archive of the CPDUI website.