Litigation Convention 2023 East Coast Tasmania
CPD: 10 points (E, PM, PS, SL)
Open to Barristers | Litigation Lawyers | Early Career Lawyers | In-house Counsel | Government Lawyers

Your registration includes:

  • Accommodation on Friday 10 November and Saturday 11 November.
  • Convention kick-off welcome event, Friday 10 November.
  • Convention sessions with a choice of concurrent streams
  • Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea (Saturday 11 November); breakfast and morning tea (Sunday 12 November).
  • Convention dinner and drinks, Saturday 11 November.
  • Convention papers and materials.
  • A choice of recordings of concurrent sessions not attended (recordings available from the Society after the convention).
  • Please read the Convention 2023 Terms and Conditions.

Convention Program Summary 2023

List of presenters and topics
This year’s presenters are:

Convention content will cover the following and more:

  • Communications between bench and bar: perception can be everything
  • Trial preparation and advocacy 101 series
  • Litigation and advocacy advanced series
  • Digital evidence: social media, digital assets, ChatGPT and the metaverse
  • How to increase client prospects of success at trial and on appeal
  • The Federal Court: what we do, how we do it and tips for practitioner involvement
  • Vulnerable litigants and witnesses: recent developments, practical issues and matters of principle
  • Particulars in pleading: a preliminary guide to principle and strategy
  • The Harman Rule: know your obligations and staying out of harm’s way
  • Getting to court: pre-trial preparation
  • Civil litigation in the Magistrates Court
  • Dead ends in evidence

Friday 10 November
Check-in from 5pm
6.00pm Pre-Convention Networking on the Spring Bay Views deck

You are invited to join the Law Society of Tasmania for the Convention kick-off on Friday evening 10 November.

Saturday 11 November
Program Day One

5pm Day One Wrap Up

7pm Convention Dinner at the Spring Bay Restaurant
Join the Law Society of Tasmania and fellow delegates for the Convention Dinner (with all the usual traditional frivolity and including the Toast to the Judiciary) on Saturday evening 11 November.

Sunday 12 November
Program Day Two
1.30pm Day Two and Convention Wrap Up

Additional Information:

  • Standard registration closes on Wednesday 11 October 2023 due to accommodation requirements of the venue.
  • Accommodation (with breakfast) is provided for each delegate.
  • Please note that due to the number, configuration, facility-type, and range of rooms (standard, suite, multiple room, etc.) the Society cannot guarantee accommodation type. Allocations will be treated on a ‘first in first served’ basis and/or on format requirements.
  • If you would like to bring your partner, please let us know during the registration process.
  • If you have additional accommodation requests (such as bringing a partner and/or other family members), further to indicating this in the registration process, please contact the Society with these details in writing by email to no later than 5pm on 11 October 2023 and we will endeavour to assist you with the relevant arrangements. Whilst there is no extra cost for your partner’s accommodation, their breakfast will be invoiced separately to you; any costs associated with other family member requirements will also be invoiced separately to you.
  • Partners are welcome to attend the Convention welcome drinks ($55pp) and dinner ($125pp) which will be invoiced separately to you.
  • Food, drink, and accommodation outside that listed above is at the delegate’s own cost.
  • Information about the picturesque location and the attractions it offers will be uploaded shortly.
  • Other helpful delegate information will be uploaded as and when available/necessary.

Venue Facilities:

  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Beachfront
  • Onsite parking
  • Boat ramp
  • BBQ area
  • Activities centre
  • Children’s playground
  • Ball court
  • Tennis court
  • Guest laundry
CPD Points: Any CPD points listed are provided as a guide and delegates should satisfy themselves about the nature and quantity of CPD points they can claim for the activity. Please refer to Practice Guideline no.4 HERE for details.

Concurrent Sessions: Delegates will be contacted by the Society about their concurrent session choices.

Refund/Cancellation: By registering for this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions for this Society Convention.

Non-Member Registrations: Conditions apply at the discretion of the Society. The Society will be in touch if you are not eligible to register and a refund will be issued.

Important Copyright Notice: Papers and materials supplied in association with any Society event, activity and recording are subject to copyright and are provided for the registrant’s use only. They may not be shared, copied, reproduced, adapted, transmitted, or otherwise distributed, nor may they be modified or reposted to other sites in any manner.