Since the mandatory CPD scheme was first introduced it has not seen many significant changes. But the legal profession and the demands on lawyers are rapidly evolving. This raises the question, what is the future of legal CPD? And why is it still important for lawyers to do mandatory CPD? In this blog article we’ll explore the value of continuing professional development and look ahead to give you three predictions for the future.
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!
LawCPD has unveiled its new learner dashboard - MyCPD - which enables lawyers to get real-time updates on their CPD compliance, receive personalised recommendations and rapidly share a summary of the CPD activities with external stakeholders.
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.
Today, an increasing number of lawyers and law firms understand the importance of legal innovation. But why are many still hesitant to embrace it? In our latest blog post, we explore three key reasons for this phenomena.
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.