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Migration Law Symposium

Migration Law Symposium

Date & TimeMonday 01 March 2021 10am–3pm
Format Symposium, Webinar
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 4.5
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue Online, Digital Delivery View Map

There is a lot set to change for migration lawyers in 2021. From the passage of the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 to the Australian migration program, there are various factors that practitioners need to consider to thrive in this area in 2021.

The 2021 Migration Law Symposium takes an in-depth look at current migration law issues. It features an impressive line-up of speakers and offers points in all mandatory compliance areas.

Further details below.

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Program Overview

  • Migration Law Symposium - Monday 01 Mar
    • 9:45 AM Webinar Launch
      The webinar will launch ten minutes before the event begins. It is recommended that you log in a few minutes early to test your settings and familiarise yourself with webinar features.
    • 9:55 AM Opening & Welcome

      Welcome, introduction and sponsor acknowledgements.

      Chair: Valerie Pereira, Barrister and Solicitor, Da Gama Pereira and Associates, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    • 10:00 AM Character Cancellations & refusals: the past, present and future

      This session will cover:

      • Changes to the Act and the impact it has on cases
      • Past and present conduct and its impact on risk to the Australian community – what must be addressed
      • Ministerial Direction No. 79 – when it applies and what needs to be taken into account
      • The impact of character cancellations on future applications and bridging visas
      • Future potential changes – Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019

      Compliance area: Substantive Law

      Moderator: Samantha Fitzsimons, Principal, Abode Migration Lawyers

      Speakers:

      • Dushan Nikolic, Managing Associate, Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers
      • Hannah Dickinson, Senior Lawyer, Civil Justice Program, Victoria Legal Aid, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law
    • 11:00 AM Short Break
    • 11:05 AM GTI Update

      This session will cover:

      • Difficulty of giving advice in skilled migration in current environment
      • Brief mention of 491 program and issues with it currently

      Compliance area: Substantive Law

      Chair: Chris Spentzaris, Partner, Fragomen, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

      Speaker: Jackson Taylor, Partner, Hammond Taylor Immigration Lawyers

    • 11:35 AM Short Break
    • 11:40 AM Understanding What Deregulation of Migration Lawyers Means for Your Practice

      This session will cover what you need to do to ensure your firm is ready for the legislative changes in March 2021. Topics include:

      • Cost Agreement and disclosure changes
      • Marketing your skills as a lawyer
      • Reviewing pricing
      • Practising Certificate upgrades
      • Minimising risks

      Compliance area: Practice Management & Business Skills

      Moderator: Andrew Cope, Principal, Cope Migration, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

      Speaker: Lena Hung, Principal, Lena Hung & Associates, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    • 12:40 PM Lunch Break
    • 1:00 PM Tips on How to Effectively Run a Migration List Federal Circuit Court Application

      This session will cover:

      • Importance of deadlines & extensions of time
      • Show cause applications
      • The national registry and it’s implementation
      • Processing times and streamlining of applications
      • Vexatious applications
      • Briefing counsel
      • Lodgments of applications and filing
      • Directions re timetabling
      • Lists of authorities
      • The hearing process
      • Costs, discontinuing and settling matters

      Compliance area: Professional Skills

      Moderator: Carina Ford, Managing Partner, Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

      Speaker:

      • Min Guo, Barrister, Victorian Bar
      • Luke McLean, Lawyer, Migration Program, Victorian Legal Aid
      • Coenraad Van Der Westhuizen, Judicial Registrar – Migration, Federal Circuit Court
    • 2:00 PM Short Break
    • 2:05 PM Ethical Considerations for Migration Lawyers

      Requiring a sharp and consistent ethical compass, navigating the ethical issues faced by lawyers in migration law practice is no easy task.

      This session will cover the challenging ethical issues faced by migration lawyers as well as provide practical strategies to overcome these issues.

      Presenters will facilitate a highly interactive webinar considering a selection of challenging ethical issues for migration lawyers. These will be illustrated by the use of de-identified real-life scenarios and interactive polls so that attendees can engage in the discussion and offer their insights as well.

      Compliance area: Ethics & Professional Responsibility

      Speaker: Michael Dolan, Special Counsel, Ethics and Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria

    • 3:05 PM Close

Further Details

  • Full Description & Webinar Details

    There is a lot set to change for migration lawyers in 2021. From the passage of the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Act 2020 to the Australian migration program, there are various factors that practitioners need to consider to thrive in this area in 2021.

    The 2021 Migration Law Symposium takes an in-depth look at current migration law issues. It features an impressive line-up of speakers and offers points in all mandatory compliance areas.

    LIV virtual education features a unique blend of interactive discussions and practical seminars. The interactive online format allows you to both hear from and interact with experts in the field, as well as your colleagues from across Victoria.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to update your professional toolkit and guide your migration practice in 2021 and beyond.

    Already fulfilled your CPD requirements? Carry forward up to 3 points accrued between 1 January and 31 March into the next CPD year. Please note, points can only be counted in one CPD year.

    Registration Details

    Online registrations close 12 hours before this event begins. If you would like to book after online registration has closed, please contact the events team on 03 9607 9473 or register@liv.asn.au.

    Full Pricing Details

    Standard member price: $360
    Accredited Specialist/Young Lawyer/CLC/Tarwirri member price: $270
    Non-member price: $480

    Webinar Details

    LIV webinars offer an interactive learning experience – wherever you are, from any device – and are run through Zoom. Register as you would any of our other in-person education and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.

    Please Note: Instructions are sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, check the contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email. If you have not received instructions from us within an hour of the event, please contact the events team at register@liv.asn.au or 03 9607 9473.

    For additional information on LIV webinars, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Presenters


    Valerie Pereira, Barrister and Solicitor, Da Gama Pereira and Associates, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    Samantha Fitzsimons, Principal, Abode Migration Lawyers

    Dushan Nikolic, Managing Associate, Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers

    Hannah Dickinson, Senior Lawyer, Civil Justice Program, Victoria Legal Aid, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    Chris Spentzaris, Partner, Fragomen, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    Jackson Taylor, Partner, Hammond Taylor Immigration Lawyers

    Andrew Cope, Principal, Cope Migration, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    Lena Hung, Principal, Lena Hung & Associates, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    Carina Ford, Managing Partner, Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers, Accredited Specialist, Immigration Law

    Min Guo, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Luke McLean, Lawyer, Migration Program, Victorian Legal Aid

    Coenraad Van Der Westhuizen, Judicial Registrar – Migration, Federal Circuit Court

    Michael Dolan, Special Counsel, Ethics and Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria

  • November–March CPD Program


    Make your points count with the LIV

    To maximise flexibility and support you in fulfilling your CPD requirements for the 2020/21 practising year, the LIV has expanded its usual February and March CPD program to begin November 2020.

    The convenient online program is divided into two parts:

    • Part 1 ran from November to December 2020. Recordings of part 1 sessions will be available for purchase on the LIV site, allowing you to earn CPD points in your own time, at your own pace.
    • Part 2 runs from February to March 2021. It contains 22 sessions across 14 practice areas and features the established CPD intensives and conferences you've come to expect, as well as a blend of live webinars and recordings of previous LIV CPD.

    As with all LIV professional development, this program has been developed in collaboration with LIV committees and industry experts. It features a compelling line-up of high calibre speakers and covers 19 practice areas, all compliance areas and all career stages. Choose from a variety of options and formats to fit your schedule.

    Learn more about the November–March CPD Program.