Emil Ford Lawyers

In-service training

We present in-service training seminars throughout Australia for school boards, teachers and school administrators at their schools on topics such as:

  • Governance and Legal Issues
  • A School's Duty of Care
  • Child Protection
  • Privacy
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Risk Management

Emil Ford lawyers have conducted seminars at the following schools and organisations:


Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga NSW
All Saints College, Bathurst NSW
Carinya Christian School, Tamworth NSW
Central Coast Grammar School, Erina NSW
Barker College, Sydney NSW
The Friends School, Hobart TAS
Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Darwin, NT
Hunter Valley Grammar School, Ashtonfield NSW
Inaburra School, Bangor NSW
Kambala School, Rose Bay NSW
Kormilda College, Darwin NT
MLC School, Burwood, Sydney NSW
Newington College, Stanmore NSW
Oakhill College, Castle Hill NSW
Oxford Falls Grammar School, Oxford Falls NSW
Pacific Hills Christian School, Dural NSW
PLC Sydney, Croydon NSW
Queenwood School for Girls, Mosman NSW
Ravenswood, Gordon NSW
Roseville College, Roseville NSW
The Scots School, Bathurst NSW
St Paul's Grammar School Penrith NSW
Sutherland Shire Christian School, Barden Ridge NSW
Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill NSW
William Clarke College, Kellyville NSW


Association of Independent Schools NSW
Association of School Business Administrators
Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association
Australian Centre for Educational Leadership
Australian Council for Educational Leaders
Canberra Goulburn Diocesan Schools Council
Christian Schools Australia
Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation
University of New South Wales

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Some feedback from recent seminars:

Barker College - Staff Conference - Duty of Care (2012)

"Your address was most timely and appropriate ...  your remarks were very well received by the Barker staff:  there was much animated conversation over lunch about what you had to say, and general appreciation for your good humoured approach, your succinctness and clarity and your well-chosen case studies illustrating the points you had to make.

Thank you for helping us to remain at the cutting edge of professional learning in this vital area of teachers' work."

UNSW School Law Update
(May 2011):

"Very appropriate and relevant to school situations."

"I thought the presentation was creative and factual, well done."

"David presented a relevant, contemporary and entertaining topic; the anecdote - simple yet brilliant teaching tool - thanks.  I learnt new information and clarified and confirmed my current knowledge."

"Covered wide range of issues schools are dealing with each day."


Canberra Goulburn Diocesan Schools' Council Seminar (August 2009):

On behalf of the Chair and members of the Diocesan Schools' Council, I write to thank you most warmly for addressing our seminar on Saturday.  Your topic was of vital interest to our school board members and the way you presented gave them much food for thought and pointed them in the right direction.


UNSW School Law Update (June 2009):

“Concise information and practical advice.”

“Clear and important info”.

“Interesting and very helpful”.

“David is a classy presenter”.

“Thorough and constructive”.

“Practical and easy to follow”.

“High quality, clear presentation”.

The Independent Schools Leadership Centre
(ISLC Masterclass Series) "Schools and the Law"
(May 2009)

"David was extremely well prepared for this session. His manner in presenting was engaging and enlightening to me! Thoroughly enjoyed this session!"

"It provided some good practical uses and examples. His solutions and suggestions were well presented".

"Outstanding presentation - well researched, thought provoking and helpful."

"Good presentation of a relatively dry topic - helpful examples provided and 'easy to listen to' presentation style".

ACELTwilight Meeting (April 2009):

"On behalf of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Sydney Chapter, I would like to sincerely thank you for presenting at our Twilight meeting. I do appreciate the time and effort that you obviously put into your very professional presentation and the enthusiasm showed in the delivery. The topic was highly relevant to educators, as indicated by the number and range of participants at the meeting."

UNSW CLE/CPD seminar: School Law Update
(June 2008):

"My favourite, enjoyed the relaxed presentation style and the easy slides, always an interesting area."

"Polished presenter who knows his stuff".

"I can see clearly why David is described as a legend in the field".

"Good engagement with audience".


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