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What are the CPD requirements for solicitors?

What qualifies as good CPD for Solicitors and Barristers?

What are the CPD requirements for solicitors?

What qualifies as good CPD for Solicitors and Barristers?

  • Have clear aims and outcomes relevant to the solicitor or barristers professional development.
  • Provide interaction and/or the opportunity for feedback.
  • Be able to be evidenced.
  • Not be part of a solicitor or barristers daily work.

How many CPD points does a solicitors need per year?

You must achieve at least 12 CPD points each practising year, in accordance with CPD Rule 1.3. This is a minimum standard and, if your individual development needs necessitate achieving more than 12 CPD points, you should do so.

How many hours CPD do solicitors need?

All solicitors and registered European lawyers (RELs) who work 32 hours or more per week must complete a minimum of 16 hours of CPD per year. Newly qualified solicitors and RELs must complete 1 hour of CPD training for every complete month from their date of admission up to the following 31 October.

Are CPD points required 2022?

By 2022, you will be required to renew with the earned CPD points. This is part of the Application for Professional ID Card (PIC) that will be generated (as pdf) upon successful setting of appointment. [UPDATE] PRC now allows renewal without CPD points until December 2022.

Do lawyers need CPD points?

Also referred to as continuing legal education (CLE), the specific rules regarding CPD vary between the different jurisdictions, but almost all lawyers are required to earn CPD points in four mandatory competency areas – Ethics CPD, Professional Skills CPD, Practice Management CPD and Substantive Law.

What are the SRA competencies?

A Ethics, professionalism and judgment

  • Recognising ethical issues and exercising effective judgment in addressing them.
  • Understanding and applying the ethical concepts which govern their role and behaviour as a lawyer.
  • Identifying the relevant SRA principles and rules of professional conduct and following them.

How many hours do solicitors need to complete CPD?

Accordingly, for both the 2020 and 2021 CPD cycles, solicitors may now complete the yearly CPD requirement of 20 hours (including minimum requirements in the categories of ‘Management and Professional Development Skills’ and ‘Regulatory Matters’) online.

What is Continuing Professional Development Law Society?

Continuing Professional Development. The Law Society is delighted to present its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and is proud to support the education of the Western Australian legal profession. Our unrivalled programme connects you with leaders in the profession, judiciary and academia.

Who is the regulator of continuing professional development in Western Australia?

The Legal Practice Board is the regulator of Continuing Professional Development in Western Australia and your first point of contact for an CPD requirement queries. The Legal Profession Act 2008, along with the Legal Profession Rules 2009 and the Legal Profession Regulations 2009, came into effect on 1 March 2009.

What is continuing professional development (CPD)?

The Law Society is delighted to present its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and is proud to support the education of the Western Australian legal profession. Our unrivalled programme connects you with leaders in the profession, judiciary and academia.