Career Development & Productivity

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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Crunching the Numbers on Legal CPD in 2021

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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.

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10 Most Popular Legal CPD Courses in 2021

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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!

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5 Reasons to Take Your CPD More Seriously

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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.

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7 Ways to Make Your Legal Writing More Persuasive

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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.

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