Successful career planning while working remotely

Taking charge of your career: Successful career planning while working remotely

Working from home can be a time of self-doubt and low morale for you and your legal team. It can also be the perfect time to take charge of your legal career. This virtual and highly interactive session has been designed specifically for legal professionals working in the current challenging circumstances of self-isolation and working remotely, and will cover:

  • Key career development-related concepts, and why they matter for lawyers;
  • An overview of best practice career development techniques, including: goal setting; strengths mapping, knowing motivators and preparing a career mission statement;
  • Adopting practical methods for career development whilst working virtually under the 70-20-10 framework, including virtual networking, peer learning and on-line learning;
  • How to develop a meaningful career development plan and how a coach, mentor or accountability partner can help turning it into a reality.


  • When: 3-4pm, Thursday 21 May 2020
  • Where: This is a webinar. When you register, you will be sent details of how to log in to the session.
  • Members will earn 1 CPD unit in Core Area 3
  • Cost (incl GST): $88 per person
  • Registrations close: 20 May 2020
  • **Please note: CPD points will accrue to the purchaser only

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.3% surcharge may be incurred on online payments. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. CPD Events — In the case of CPD events, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.

Definitions: 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'Young Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means a full time student studying law at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.




Single ticket $88.00(GST incl.) Register



James Fletcher, Alta Pete Consulting

James is Managing Director of Alta Pete Consulting. ‘Alta Pete’ means ‘Aim High’. Alta Pete is all about empowering professionals to reach their highest potential.

James is a former Senior Executive Service-level Government lawyer, managing a branch of some 30 lawyers and leading work on significant legislative projects like the NDIS, problem gambling reforms and Stronger Futures in the NT. He is a Level 3 credentialed Executive and Organisational Coach; accredited mediator and trainer as well as being an accredited practitioner in the use of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI). James' specialities include: adaptive leadership, leading in a VUCA environment, leading change, and building productive and healthy workplace cultures. He regularly provides professional workshops, customised leadership programs, and one on one executive coaching for professionals.


"In this changing world, I found the format to be user-friendly. I liked the ability to ask questions or provide comments during the presentation. The speaker was very engaging."

"I loved James' informal and interactive style which was not lost at all by the fact that the seminar was delivered online. The content was interesting and particularly helpful under the current circumstances so thank you James!"

"Thank you for the webinar today James. Very interesting and insightful!"

"Fantastic presentation – clear and concise with useful, practical tips which can be used. James was a warm, engaging and knowledgeable presenter – would happily attend another one of his sessions in the future."

"Fantastic presentation style – engaging and interesting"

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