STEP WA: Incapacity Conference

Elder abuse and protection of vulnerable persons, person lacking capacity, suffering mental disabilities, mental health, addiction and substance abuse problems

Keynote Speaker:
Justice Geoff Lindsay (Supreme Court of NSW)

Ms Mandy Tibbey
Dr John Hockley TEP
Mr Lewis Chiat
Mrs Fran Ottolini
Mr David Kernohan
Mrs Susan Fielding TEP
Mrs Sally Bruce TEP
Dr Elizabeth Vuletich

Location: The Westin – 480 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000
Date:  Friday 26 October 2018
8:45am to 4:45pm AWST

Member Non-member
Early bird – Full Day registrations only (ends 28 September 2018) $400.00 $510.00
Standard – Full Day $450.00 $560.00
Standard – Half Day – Morning $225.00 $280.00
Standard – Half Day – Afternoon $225.00 $280.00

Event Focus:

The conference will focus on various aspects of elderly, incapacitated and mentally vulnerable clients including ethical and medical considerations in dealing with such clients in practice. Our speakers bring a variety of perspectives from both within and outside the practice of law.  A range of interstate and local legal practitioners will provide a comparative analysis of differences between jurisdictions. Various non-legal experts will guide us on how to detect cognitive impairment and how to deal with challenges from clients with mental health issues or diminished capacity.

Why Attend?

An ageing population coupled with increasing rates of dementia, mental health problems and social and cultural change, and increasing demand and awareness for vulnerable clients and their families, means that legislators, social care providers, investment advisers, medical practitioners and lawyers all face a wider breadth of client issues that they need to handle professionally. Practitioners across the board need to improve their knowledge and be better equipped to understand the challenges facing current and future clients. Diminishing mental capacity is a little understood condition. Our ability to service our clients improves mostly by learning from other professionals and from the experiences of our colleagues.

To register please click here 
RSVP by 5pm on Wednesday 17 October 2018

Please note that webinar is not available for this conference.

The Westin is offering discounted room rates for participants over the conference weekend. Please click here to book.

CPD Points:
2 points: Competency Area 2 – Professional Skills
1 point: Competency Area 3 – Ethics
3 points: Competency Area 4 – Substantive Law

STEP Western Australia is approved by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia as a QA provider of CPD.