Emil Ford Lawyers

Seminars for Charities & Not-for-Profits


Upcoming Seminars:

 We will keep you posted as seminars become available.


Past Not-for-Profit Seminars


Lawsense: Law for School Counsellors
Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Time: 9.00am - 5.15pm
Venue: The Grace Hotel, Sydney

David Ford was the morning Chairperson at this seminar which focussed on helping school counsellors, psychologists and wellbeing officers navigate legal issues and risks.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Navigating Family Law Issues and Understanding Court Orders and How the School Should Respond
  • Clarifying the Boundaries of a School Counsellor’s Duty of Care
  • Reviewing Key Confidentiality and Privacy Issues for School Counsellors and Practical Approaches to Addressing them in Both Public and Private Schools
  • Dealing Effectively With Subpoenas, Obligations to the Court and Court Appearances
  • Outlining Best Practice Case Note and Report Writing to Address Legal Issues and
  • Risks - A Clinician’s Perspective

This seminar was primarily targeted at School Counsellors but was also of benefit to anyone working in the counselling/psychology field.

Connect15 Media Conference
Date:  21-22 April 2015
Venue:  QT Hotel,

Emil Ford Lawyers were one of the sponsors for the Connect15 Media Conference on the Gold Coast.  David Ford was also a guest speaker and presented on the topic of Governance.


Legal Issues in the Not-for-Profit Sector
Date: Thursday 26 March 2015
Venue: UNSW CBD campus, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney
Time:  2pm-5.15pm

This Conference was a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in charity law to network and learn about the latest legal issues faced by charities.

David Ford presented on the topic of Disputes, Allegations, Investigations:  how do Not-for-Profit's cope?  His presentation covered such issues as:

  • Disputes with members and between members
  • What do the rules say?
  • Investigations and procedural fairness
  • Mediation.



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