Finding the Law

Feb 01st 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The course is run as two stand alone full day workshops. Each workshop consists of a trainer-led presentation, followed by hands on research skills exercises. Participants will also have full access to the online training product Finding the Law Online (FLO).

 

Workshop 1: Case Law

Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Wolters Kluwer, CCH Australia, Level 4, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Instructor: Michael Gavan

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the court structure in the Commonwealth and Victorian jurisdictions
  • Understand the difference between reported (including authorised) and unreported cases
  • Construct a case citation
  • Know what subscription and free resources can be used to find cases and commentary on them
  • Using free resources, find cases by party names, citation or subject; and find judicial consideration of a case

Workshop 2: Legislation

Date: Thurs, 2 Feb 2017

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Wolters Kluwer, CCH Australia, Level 4, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Instructor: Vanya Taylor

  • Understand how Acts and Statutory Rules / Legislative Instruments are made and repealed
  • Understand the difference between sessional legislation and compilations
  • Construct a citation for a Bill, Act or subordinate legislation
  • Locate Bills and related Parliamentary documents such as Explanatory Memoranda
  • Find legislation by citation or subject
  • Identify assent and commencement dates
  • Find historical versions of legislation
  • Know where to find commentary on an Act and how to find judicial consideration of legislation

 

Cost:      $200 per session for ALLA (Vic) members

$240 per session for non-members

Lunch and afternoon tea provided

 

Participants will need a laptop with wifi capability. If you have any enquiries, or would like to attend but do not have a laptop, please contact Vanya Taylor (vanya.taylor@nortonrosefulbright.com,

(03) 8686 6112)

 

To register, complete the attached form and email to vanya.taylor@nortonrosefulbright.com Registrations close Wed 25 Jan 2017. Places are limited.

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