Speaking invitations

I am regularly invited to speak for multiple seminar and conference producers including Queensland Law Society, Legalwise Seminars, Australian Lawyer’s Alliance, The Tax Institute, Television Education Network, community organisations, financial advisers, accountants and various other organisations.

I speak on a range of topics regarding succession and elder law, including estate disputes, estate administration, estate planning, attorneys and guardianship, elder abuse, planning for aged care and retirement, legal capacity and decision making, and, more generally, areas of legal business development and marketing in today’s age, women lawyers, working mothers and leaning in, mental health and wellness in law, general legal education for non-lawyers, mentoring, legal research and technology and much, much more.

If you wish to contact me regarding any speaking opportunity, please email me at md@micheledavis.au or phone me on 0407 052 097.

Past presentations

Wills vs Estate Planning: Common complexities for everyday clients, Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association Inc, CPD Webinar Series, 13 October 2021.

Profile & Branding: How to set yourself apart in your legal career, Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association Inc, Webinar Series, 21 April 2022.

Mental Capacity, Substitute Decision Making Instruments & the Lawyer’s Role, Elder Financial Abuse Forum, Legalwise Seminars, 28 May 2021.

Inheritance Impatience: A lawyer’s guide to the current climate, Australian Lawyer’s Alliance Queensland State Conference, 12-13 February 2021.

Ageing Thoughtfully: Estate Planning Issues in Aged Care and Retirement, Live Online Series for Accountants and Financial Advisers, Legalwise Seminars, 28 May 2020.

Ethical Conundrums of Client Capacity, Television Education Network, Webinar Series, 6 April 2020.

Estate planning, level up: navigating estate planning issues unique to retirement and aged care, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) State Conference Queensland, Gold Coast, 1-2 April 2020. Postponed due to COVID-19

Make the Right Move with Rachel Lane of Aged Care Gurus, Azure Retirement Village, 26 March 2020 – Postponed due to COVID-19

Conference Chair (half-day conference), 5th Annual Trusts and Estates Essentials, Legalwise Seminars, 3 March 2020.

Conference Chair (Multiple sessions), Queensland Law Society, Annual Succession & Elder Law Residential, 1-2 November 2019.

Retirement and Estate Planning, CPA Australia Third Age Network, 20 September 2019.

Shared Living Arrangements: More Than Good Intentions Required, Television Education Network, Half-day online conference, Living Arrangements and the Elderly – Traps for the Unwary, 7 August 2019.

Incapacity in more depth – issues that affect us all, The Tax Institute, 2019 Death…and Taxes Symposium, 18-19 July 2019.

Conference Chair, Legalwise Seminars, 12th Annual Wills & Estates Conference, 14 March 2019.

Key Update – Cases and Legislation, Co-Presenting with Rob Cumming TEP, Barrister, Queensland Law Society’s Symposium, 15-16 March 2019.

Aged Care, Retirement and Estate Planning: Putting it all together, Legalwise Seminars, 4th Annual Estate Planning Conference, 22 February 2019.

Understanding disentitling conduct and estrangement, Queensland Law Society’s Annual Succession & Elder Law Conference, November 2018.

Family Provision Applications and the Principles of Disentitling Conduct and Estrangement: Case Review, Legalwise Seminars, 21 June 2018. You can order the recorded webinar here.

A Virtual Testamentary World:  Digital Assets and the Estate Plan, Television Education Network, 26 March 2018. You can order the recorded webinar here.

Tips and Tricks for Early Career Succession Lawyers, Queensland Law Society’s Annual Succession and Elder Law Residential, November 2016.

Building your practice as a succession lawyer, Queensland Law Society’s Annual Succession and Elder Law Conference, November 2015.

Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Advance Health Directives: what you need to know as a disability carer, Carer Conversation Day, Family Services Group (FSG), February 2015.

Legal issues for disability carers, Family Services Group (FSG), September 2014.




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