Career Development & Productivity

Legal Skills - New Must-Take Courses for Australian Lawyers

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As the March 31st CPD deadline approaches, seize the chance to upskill while meeting your professional development requirements. Our new interactive CPD courses for 2024 offer a timely opportunity to navigate emerging trends, meet requirements, and stay ahead. 

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Legal Industry 2024 Report - 5 Key Issues for 2024

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Learn about the expected trends in store for Australian lawyers in 2024. Discover how AI is reshaping legal practice, learn about the legislative crackdown on workplace harassment, and the challenges and opportunities awaiting law firms. 

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From Burnout to Balance: Prioritising Wellbeing in the Law

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Discover the pressing mental health issues affecting Australian lawyers, including burnout and stress. Explore strategies for achieving a healthier work-life balance and learn about the role of law firms in prevention. Find valuable resources and support within the legal profession.

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5 Ways to Boost Leadership Skills and Become a Better Lawyer

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Lawyers and leaders share many traits. They need to be able to inspire trust, rally their team to work towards a common cause and communicate effectively their goals and vision. Wherever you are in your career journey, developing leadership skills is a powerful strategy to equip you with the tools to become a more confident lawyer - and ultimately the best professional you can be.

Read our 5-step guide to building the leadership skills you need for a flourishing career in the law.

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Managing Upwards: The Skill You Need to Get Ahead

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What do you do if you don't get on with your boss or manager? Maybe you feel like you are always talking at cross-purposes or that you aren't recognised for your efforts? These patterns can have a detrimental impact on your job satisfaction. But there is a way you can start to improve your work relationships - it's called "Upward Leadership". Read our tips about how you can take control and improve your work experience by managing upwards.

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Negotiation Tactics: 5 Strategies That Really Work

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Negotiation plays a significant role in both our personal and professional lives. We negotiate when we ask for a pay rise, when we are trying to convince children to eat vegetables, or when we are working to close a business deal. For most lawyers, negotiation is one of the most important professional skills to develop as it is one of the most frequently used. While negotiation skills come naturally for some lawyers, it can take more practice for others. Learn more about these five simple negotiation tactics to build your skills as a lawyer.

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5 Things Lawyers Can and Cannot Claim at Tax Time

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You are probably already aware that there are some specific work-related expenses you can claim as a lawyer. But are you sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to in order to - hopefully - receive some cash back?

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Top Legal CPD Courses for 2023

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Lawyers have emerged from a year of whirlwind change, with 2023 shaping up to be even more eventful. Check out the most popular professional development topics that you will need to keep ahead of this wave and succeed in the year ahead.

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Legal Industry Trends 2023 - LawCPD Reports

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Ahead of the CPD compliance deadline in March 2023, the learning development team at LawCPD looked at the state of the legal industry and shared their insights on the trends and topics that will shape the upcoming year for the profession.

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6 Questions to Help You Reflect on Your Year

6 reflective questions to help you set new goals for your legal career.

Reflecting on your year is a powerful and rewarding exercise that can help you set new career goals for the coming year. But where to start? Here are 6 questions to help you start planning your next step in your legal career progression.

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