A minimum of 10 hours’ CPD must be must be completed each year, five hours of which must be verifiable. By verifiable, the Society means that the CPD activity should meet the following criteria:
- have educational aims and objectives relevant to your domain;
- have clearly anticipated outcomes (e.g. what do you expect to learn from attending the course);
- be verifiable (able to be evidenced).
A maximum of five hours of private study can be claimed by accredited paralegals towards their minimum 10 hours’ CPD.
Attendance at our annual conference on 19 April 2018 counts towards five hours’ CPD. This is a fantastic event where delegates break into dedicated groups specific to the area of law that they work in, so that it is relevant to each individual.
We also intend to hold evening CPD sessions at various points throughout the year at different locations. If you would be interested in attending such an event, please let me know. It would be helpful to know what area of law you work in so that the session can be tailored to suit those attending.
If you have in-house training with your employer, that can count towards your CPD too and you should be adding it to your record card. The same goes for reading through the Law Society of Scotland’s Journal.
If you are unsure whether something that you have done or are going to do counts towards CPD, please let us have details and we can advise.
If you are struggling with your CPD let me know, as the Association can help.
Annual conference tickets on sale
The tickets for our annual conference, to be held on 19 April 2018 in Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, are now on sale. Please get yours now and book your place as they sell out quickly. Please watch our website for details of the various speakers.
In this issue
- Enforceable rights or progressive policy goals?
- Data processors beware: GDPR holds you responsible too
- Insolvency in a post-Carillion world
- Employee ownership: a strategy that fits
- A mediation Act? The Irish experience
- Journal magazine index 2017
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion: Andrew Tickell
- Book reviews
- President's column
- Digital progress given go ahead
- People on the move
- Tipping point for legal aid?
- Arrest: all change
- Legal software: are you still listening to Gangnam style?
- Defamation law for the digital age
- Choosing our judges: could we do it better?
- A journey through trust compliance
- The Cashroom: 10 years of service
- From dockets to defences
- Sex discrimination runs deep
- Wealth not a bar to s 28 claims
- No spying on the job
- Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund: not the final instalment?
- Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal
- The Clark Foundation for Legal Education
- LBTT's birthday alert
- Doing all the white stuff
- Solicitor's CBE for life of service
- From the Brussels office
- Paralegal pointers
- Public policy highlights
- The kindest cut
- Wish list for the review
- Benchmarking: take the benefits
- Tax evasion: don't get caught up
- Ask Ash
- Time to call out harassment
- Q & A corner