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Event Details - Law for School Counsellors VIC 2019

Title: Law for School Counsellors VIC 2019
Type of Activity: Other
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Law for School Counsellors is a unique must attend event for school counsellors, guidance officers and psychologists. 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:

LawSense Law for School Counsellors will help you navigate 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 LawSense School Law.

LawSense Law for School Counsellors will be held on 27 March 2019 at the Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne. Seminar topics include:

  • Examining and Interpreting Exceptions to Privacy and Confidentiality Obligations of School Counsellors – When Can You Share or Disclose?
  • Student Self-Harm, Suicide Attempts and Return to School: Understanding the Extent of Your Duties
  • Understanding and Navigating Informed Consent from Students and Parents
  • Dealing with Subpoenas, Legal Proceedings and Giving Evidence in Court
  • 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

  • Dr David MaddocksPartner, Perry Maddocks Trollope Lawyers; Former Neuropsychologist
  • Steven Troeth, Partner, Gadens Lawyers
  • Amanda Wynne, Barrister, Howell's List Barristers, Victorian Bar
  • Kellie Dell’OroPrincipalMeridian Lawyers
  • Jason Walker, Partner, Gadens; Accredited Specialist, Family Law (2005) and Children’s Law (2012)
  • Louise Dorian, Special Counsel, Gadens; Independent Childrens Lawyer
  • Ben Tallboys, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers


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


  • Dr Emma SteerClinical, Educational and Developmental Psychologist,
    Lauriston Girls’ School
  • Judy Connell, Manager, Learning DiversityCatholic Education Melbourne

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

“Thank you..very relevant and informative”

"Fantastic presentations..and thanks for the excellent reference folder"
"Excellent line-up of speakers”
"..A great PD..professional and well organised"

"Very informative, useful ..thank you"

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

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

Law for School Counsellors 2019

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Start/End Date: 27/03/2019 to 27/03/2019
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:

* 7 legal experts

* headspace

* Schools

Address: Rendezvous Hotel
Address 2: 328 Flinders St
Suburb: Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode: 3000
Website: http://
Parking: Paid
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $595 (Early Bird), $695 (Standard)
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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