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Legal Education and Training: A Practical Guide for Law Firms


ISBN13: 9781405746229
Published: February 2010
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £210.00



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Training for lawyers is essential to the role and now subject to regulation. Legal Education and Training: A Practical Guide for Law Firms provides practical guidance on the elements of training, essential for firms to know in order to comply with the SRA guidelines and how to comply in a cost effective way whilst gaining results.

The book explains the various aspects of training which firms have to know – from the regulatory framework and its consequent responsibilities and obligations, to the practical – how best to offer training in a cost effective way, to get best value from firm’s investment, and the most effective methods of training.

Legal Education and Training: A Practical Guide for Law Firms is a practical guide providing practical help for all firms whether large or small, with an established training function or not. This title will be useful to lawyers involved in training, as well as dedicated training professionals, as providers or recipients, to understand training and how to obtain maximum benefit from training and the firm’s investment in it.

Subjects:
Legal Practice Management
Contents:
Part A Issues for Management
Chapter 1 Why invest in training
Chapter 2 The structure and ownership of training within the firm
Chapter 3 The challenge of commitment and buy-in
Chapter 4 Measuring the return on investment
Chapter 5 How to waste money on training.
Part B Regulation of legal education and training in England and Wales, and Scotland
Chapter 6 The regulatory bodies in England and Wales
Chapter 7 Routes to qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales
Chapter 8 The legal education and training framework for solicitors in England and Wales
Chapter 9 Regulatory responsibilities for firms in England and Wales
Chapter 10 The regulatory bodies in Scotland
Chapter 11 Routes to qualification as a solicitor in Scotland
Chapter 12 The legal education and training framework for solicitors in Scotland
Chapter 13 Regulatory responsibilities for firms in Scotland
Chapter 14 The legal education and training market in England and Wales, and Scotland.
Part C Designing and delivering training
Chapter 15 Designing training
Chapter 16 E-learning
Chapter 17 Making training effective - for lawyers
Chapter 18 Delivering training.
Part D Meeting training needs within the firm
Chapter 19 Pre-training contract
Chapter 20 During the training contract
Chapter 21 Post-qualification
Chapter 22 Training for support staff
Chapter 23 Post-Legal Services Act 2007 training
Chapter 24 Training for overseas qualified lawyers and overseas offices
Chapter 25 IT training
Chapter 26 Training for clients.
Part E The training function within the firm
Chapter 27 The training function
Chapter 28 Strategic responsibilities
Chapter 29 Tactical responsibilities
Chapter 30 Operational responsibilities
Chapter 31 Financial responsibilities.