Completing your CPD can be an overwhelming process and especially if you're at the beginning of your career. What rules do you have to comply with? What are the best courses for me? Don't worry, we've put together a few tips to help you get even more out of your CPD.
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.
Did you know the ATO has simplified the way you can claim working from home expenses during COVID-19? Ahead of the June 30 deadline, here are some tips for what you should, and shouldn’t, claim this financial year.
According to the latest statistics from the legal CPD year of 2020/2021, there's a clear trend on what lawyers are focusing on developing: soft skills. Lawyers need to deal effectively with people, establish strong relationships, and overcome challenges to succeed. We've collected some statistics to help you plan upcoming legal CPD activities and future proof your legal career.
With the legal CPD deadline fast approaching, you might be looking for ideas on what topics you should prioritise with your next CPD course. That’s why we have put together a list of the 10 most popular courses so far in 2021. We hope it will help you to quickly choose your next interactive course and get CPD compliant online before March 31!
Law is a stressful occupation. And in an already pressuring environment, it can be challenging to prioritise your continuing professional development. It's not a secret that many lawyers believe that mandatory legal CPD often causes more stress than it's worth. But there are plenty of reasons - besides renewing your practicing certificate - why you should take your CPD more seriously.
Every day lawyers spend hours writing a variety of legal documents - appeals, briefs, letters of advice, and emails - with the goal to persuade or inform. There is no doubt that being able to communicate effectively in writing is one of the most vital professional skills a lawyer can have. Luckily, effective legal writing is a skill lawyers can constantly refine and improve. Read our favourite tips to help you hone your legal writing skills.
Reflecting on your year is a powerful and rewarding exercise that can help set your course for the coming year. But where to start? We have selected our favourite questions to help you start the New Year with a bang.
Many lawyers are short on time. Between impromptu phone calls with clients, last-minute emergencies, and other distractions it can be challenging to both find the time and focus to complete demanding tasks. “Deep work” is a concept designed to help you to focus on getting your most complex and important work done. But how can you practically implement it in your daily schedule?
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.