Connecting People and Parliament: How Lawyers Can Engage with the Legislature

This On Demand was recorded on 17 May 2017. Knowledge of the key stages of the legislative process enables lawyers to better serve their clients and advocate more effectively. Select Committees are parliamentary institutions that play a pivotal role in the passage of legislation, particularly in our unicameral system. _x000D_
They undertake detailed scrutiny work on a range of different matters and report their findings to the House of Representatives. It is the point in the legislative process when lawyers can influence and assist clients by making effective submissions._x000D_
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By the end of the webinar participants will be able to:_x000D_
Explain the functions of Parliament and the role that select committees playDiscuss the Select Committee process and how committees engage with the publicOutline the ways people can engage with Parliament and its committees, including how to access information and make effective submissionsIdentify the various stages of a bill throughout its lifecycle_x000D_
Who should view?_x000D_
A refresher for any lawyer wanting an update on the legislative process and for lawyers who wish to make submissions on or influence the content of legislation. here for the Cancellation Policy


CPD Hours: 1.00hr

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