CPD competence courses for lawyers
Whatever your field of practice, effective use of the internet is now essential to it
Since 1995 we have been helping lawyers understand and make best use of the internet in their practice and since 2005 we have produced CPD courses with that objective.
Our Internet for Lawyers CPD competence courses guide you through the legal resources and tools available, help you understand the internet and the legal issues it raises and assist you in the practical application of internet services to your legal practice.
In 2016 we added the facility for you to maintain a learning and development record that will assist you in complying with SRA and BSB CPD requirements.
Helping you plan your CPD compliance and competence
Solicitors. Our courses are an ideal way to address your learning and development needs: to create a CPD plan and maintain the appropriate records under the new continuing competence regime.
Barristers. If you still require CPD for 2016 you may undertake any of our courses and claim up to 12 hours CPD. We are accredited by the Bar Standards Board for 2016 with CPD Provider ID 1277.
Our courses are also an ideal way to address your 2017 CPD needs: to create a CPD plan and to maintain the appropriate records under the new CPD regime.
Internet for Lawyers course topics
Following details relate to our 2016 service which may be used by those still requiring CPD for 2016 and also for purposes of complying with the new 2017 requirements. We are currently adapting and upgrading our service to more directly address the requirements of the new SRA continuing competence and BSB CPD regimes in 2017.
Our courses are designed to help you understand, learn more about and keep up to date with internet topics that affect or may affect your practice, organised in three sections as follows:
A – Internet Access
- Access to law and justice (2 hours)
- Legal resources online (2 hours)
- Internet tools and techniques (1.5 hours)
I – Internet Issues
- Understanding the internet (3 hours)
- Internet law and regulation (2.5 hours)
P – Internet Practice
- Practice management (2 hours)*
- Websites and marketing (2 hours)*
- Social media in practice (1.5 hours)
(* not suitable for 2016 Bar CPD)
A full contents list is on the Course content page.
A very reasonable cost
Our CPD 2016 courses individual full subscription for access to all materials and CPD record management costs £120+VAT; a group subscription for up to 5 members costs £300+VAT; larger groups £60+VAT each additional member.
A CPD 2016 courses subscription provides access to the CPD materials and your records up to June 2017. Purchasers will also receive the bi-monthly Internet Newsletter for Lawyers PDF version.
Practitioners who only require a few hours CPD for 2016 (up to 5.5 hours) can purchase access with record management limited to just one of the three sections for £80+VAT.
How it works
- Purchase a CPD 2016 subscription online, with immediate access
- Read the informative articles for each course online and follow up further reading links
- Consider the relevance to your practice and complete the associated online questionnaire
- Update your learning and development record, recording time spent and what you have learned
- Keep these records for SRA/BSB compliance purposes
The courses are prepared by Nick Holmes and Delia Venables, specialists for many years in legal information, legal resources and the use of the internet by lawyers. We have been joined in 2016 by Alex Heshmaty, a legal copywriter and journalist with a particular interest in legal technology. View our biographies.
Many leading lawyers and information, IT and legal practice specialists have contributed articles in their areas of expertise.
2015 and earlier courses are no longer available for access. If you have any queries about them please email firstname.lastname@example.org.