CPD competence service for lawyers
Are you internet savvy?
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 provided a CPD service with that objective.
Our Internet for Lawyers CPD competence service guides you, via online articles and exercises, through the legal resources and tools available, helps you understand the internet and the legal issues it raises and assists you in the practical application of internet services to your legal practice.
Do you have a CPD competence plan?
Under both the new SRA solicitors' continuing competence and the new BSB barristers' CPD schemes you must maintain a learning and development (CPD) plan, undertake relevant activities and keep appropriate records.
Using our CPD 2020 service you can create and maintain a plan and keep the appropriate records for SRA and BSB compliance purposes. Just Start a plan and Select relevant topics and you have an instant Plan and a Record which you can update during the year.
Our materials 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 four sections as below.
All courses are periodically updated with new material, so if you used our service in previous years, you will now find new material in each course for 2020.
A – Internet Access
- Access to law and justice
- Legal resources and updates
- Internet tools and techniques
I – Internet Issues
- Understanding the internet and tech
- Internet law and regulation
- Information rights and privacy
P – Internet Practice
- Practice management for law firms
- Practice management for barristers
- Websites and marketing (not suitable for Bar CPD)
- Social media in practice
- AI and robots in practice
R – Regulatory compliance
- CPD/competence compliance
U – Keeping up to date
- Keeping up to date in my area of practice
More details are on the Topics page.
A very reasonable cost
Our CPD 2020 competence service individual subscription is £90+VAT. Existing subscribers from 2016 on can add a 2020 plan for just £50+VAT.
A group subscription for up to 5 members costs £250+VAT; larger groups £50+VAT each additional member.
A CPD 2020 subscription provides access to the the full archive of CPD materials and your 2020 records. Purchasers will also receive the bi-monthly Internet Newsletter for Lawyers PDF version.
How it works
- Purchase a CPD 2020 subscription online, with immediate access.
- Create a 2020 plan, selecting from our topics.
- Read the informative articles for each topic online and follow up further reading links.
- Consider the relevance to your practice, what you have learned and how you will use this in future.
- Update your plan, recording time spent and what you have learned.
- Keep your record for SRA/BSB compliance purposes.
Who are we?
The Internet for Lawyers service is published by infolaw Limited. It is prepared and edited by Nick Holmes, a specialist for many years in legal information, legal resources and the use of the internet by lawyers, assisted 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.
Is our CPD accredited?
Under the new regimes, neither the SRA nor the BSB any longer accredit CPD providers. Until 2016 we were accredited CPD providers for both regulatory bodies (since 2005).
Previous plans and records
You can continue to access earlier year plans to which you subscribed. If you have any queries please email email@example.com.