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CPD competence courses content

Following is the content of our CPD 2017 courses. New content is periodically added to all sections.

A1/2017 Access to law and justice

This course covers recent developments in access to law and justice via the internet.
Recent content includes: Employment tribunal judgments online, Online courts and cyber judges; Online courts: the human impact; Digitising the courts.

A2/2017 Legal resources and updates

This course describes a number of useful online legal resources.
Recent content includes: Free content in your inbox.

A3/2017 Internet tools and techniques

This course covers online tools and techniques that will improve your use of the internet.
Recent content includes: RSS matters.

I1/2017 Understanding the internet

This course explains emerging aspects of the internet and technologies and their relevance to lawyers.
Recent content includes: What are smart contracts?, What is predictive coding?; Virtual reality for lawyers; What is Net Neutrality?

I2/2017 Internet law and regulation

This course covers recent developments in law and regulation relating to the internet.
Recent content includes: Electronic evidence from the internet; Digital legacies; Privacy in 2017; Content versus metadata; Brexit, copyright and liminality; Confidently confidential.

P1/2017 Practice management for law firms

This course considers aspects of practice management for law firms affected by internet and technology.
Recent content includes: Time for a new intranet at Leigh Day, Legal services market – who are you afraid of?; Why intellectual property matters to your practice; The virtual law firm three years on; Legal software suppliers – in-house or cloud?; The intangible law firm.

P1a/2017 Practice management for barristers

This course considers aspects of practice management for barristers affected by internet and technology.
Recent content includes: What are chambers’ websites for?; Completing legal directory submissions for the Bar; Clerksroom Direct: the public access conundrum; IT security for barristers.

P2/2017 Websites and marketing

(Not suitable for Bar CPD)
This course covers the development and maintenance of websites and effective digital marketing.
Recent content includes: Competitive advertising on the internet; Companies selling legal services online, How not to commission a website, Solicitors selling legal services online; Digital marketing services for lawyers; 8 analytics tips for success online; Chatbots for customer service.

P3/2017 Social media in practice

This course considers how social media is used in practice and issues arising.
Recent content includes: How Twitter works.

P4/2017 AI and robots in practice

This course considers how artificial intelligence and robots are being used in practice and issues arising. Recent content includes: An intelligent robot lawyer – really?; Billy, the robotic junior clerk; DoNotPay – the “world’s first robot lawyer”.

R1/2017 Regulatory compliance

Guidance to help you comply with the new CPD and Continuing Competence requirements