Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils
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54 Professional Standards Councils Annual Report 2011-12 A u S tR A li A n C A P it A l te R R it o R y | n e w S o u th w A le S | n o R th e R n t e R R it o R y | Q u e e n S lA n d | S o u th A u S tR A li A | t A S m A n iA | V iC to R iA | w e S te R n A u S tR A li A COMpLIANCe repOrTS by ASSOCIATIONS Accountants CPA Australia (vic) CPA Australias compliance report for 2011 covers all Australian States and Territories. For more on CPA Australias national risk management and compliance strategies, see the section Cover of Excellence schemes. monitoring of claims In 2011, there were 29 reported insurance claims against Victorian members and notifications from members that a claim might be made. Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (vic) ICAAs compliance report for 2011 covers all Australian States and Territories. For more on the ICAAs national risk management and compliance strategies, see the section Cover of Excellence schemes. monitoring of claims During 2011, as part of the annual scheme compliance survey, the ICAA sought information regarding any formal claim in excess of $500,000 lodged against the member or the firm. In 2011, a number of claims were reported that were settled in the same year but had been notified in prior years. All claims reported to the Institute in 2011 have been reported as 2011 claims. In 2011, there were five reported insurance claims over $500,000 against Victorian members. barristers The victorian Bar The Victorian Bar (Vic Bar) reported, as below. Continuing professional development The Vic Bar has been active on a number of fronts in the area of CPD: The Vic Bar continued its professional development program which was also made available by podcasting to members via the Bars website. In its report on jury directions, the Victorian Law Reform Commission referred to the comments from trial judges on preparation and participation by counsel in criminal trials. The Vic Bar responded by recommending a specific skills training course. The Vic Bar and the Criminal Bar Association have also developed a series of advocacy skills workshops for their members, with the assistance of the Australian Advocacy Institute. The Vic Bar has been conducting a baseline survey of core competencies in the area of criminal law advocacy which will feed into the development of the Vic Bars CPD curriculum. It has begun regular meetings between the training managers of each of the Australian Bars. The Vic Bar and the alternative dispute resolution section have developed the six-day Lawyers Mediation Certificate training, principally for barristers to meet the mediation education and training course requirements for national mediator accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System. The Vic Bar has conducted its second CPD audit linked to practice certificate renewal.