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Event Details - Law for School Counsellors & Guidance Officers 2019

Title: Law for School Counsellors & Guidance Officers 2019
Type of Activity: Other
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Law for School Counsellors & Guidance Officers is a unique must attend event for school counsellors, guidance officers, psychologists and welfare officers. This seminar provides comprehensive information and practical help to navigate legal issues, risks and professional conflicts faced by school counsellors.

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Course / Workshop Outline:

Navigate grey and challenging areas in 2019 with insight and knowledge from key legal experts, headspace and schools. Register now for LawSense Law for School Counsellors & Guidance Officers to secure your place and benefit from the Early Bird discount. Register Now

LawSense Law for School Counsellors & Guidance Officers will help you navigate and manage your legal exposure and challenges in supporting students, balancing professional and employment obligations and dealing with others involved in student care. View Program

Other programs by LawSense include the popular School Law.

LawSense Law for School Counsellors & Guidance Officers will be held on 13 March 2019 at the Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane. Seminar topics include:

  • Understanding and Navigating Informed Consent from Students and Parents
  • Examining and Interpreting Exceptions to Privacy and Confidentiality Obligations of School Counsellors – When Can You Share or Disclose?
  • Dealing with Subpoenas, Legal Proceedings and Giving Evidence in Court
  • Student Self-Harm, Suicide Attempts and Return to School: Understanding the Extent of Your Duties
  • Family Conflict: Navigating Parent Separation, IVOs and Family Law Courts Proceedings
  • Sexting and Cyberbullying Update: Managing Current Issues in Protecting and Supporting Students in the Modern Age

Speakers and panelists include:

Expert Lawyers

  • Alistair MacphersonDirectorCorney & Lind Lawyers
  • Tracey JessiePrincipalJessie Lawyers; Former Principal with Education Queensland
  • Nevena Brown and Scott AmesPrincipalsMeridian Lawyers
  • Eustacia Yates, Special Counsel, Corney & Lind Lawyers
  • Annie Smeaton, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers


  • Karen FletcherNational Operations Manager, KidsMatter, MindMatters and Postvention, headspace in Schools


  • Barbara Bolton-Hall, Senior Guidance Officer, Education Queensland
  • Justine Garvin, Legal Counsel, Employee Services, Brisbane Catholic Education Office

Here are some comments from LawSense Law for School Counsellors & Guidance Officers in 2018:

“A very impressive day - thank you”

"All sessions well presented, professional, informative and delivered with clarity. I could attend again and still learn so much more"
"Excellent line-up of speakers”
"The folder of information was very useful"

"Thanks so much..once again a fabulous day"

"This was perfect. Would like to revisit next year"

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

A detailed program can be found at or click the following link:

Law for School Counsellors & Guidance Officers 2019

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Start/End Date: 13/03/2019 to 13/03/2019
Time: 08:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: LawSense
Contact Name: LawSense
Contact Phone: (02) 8034 6471
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Solicitors & School Representatives Presenting

You will hear from:

* 6 legal experts

* headspace

* Schools

Address: Royal on the Park Hotel
Address 2: 152 Alice St
Suburb: Brisbane
State: QLD
Parking: Paid
Is there disability parking and entry? No
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $595 (Early Bird), $695 (Standard)
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