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: A justice system fit for the future; 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: Online resources at IALS Digital; 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 is encryption?; 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: GDPR – beyond the panic; 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: Why implement https?; Solicitors providing free content on their websites; 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