Less than a year remains before the SRA’s new approach to continuing competency becomes mandatory. VinciWorks is offering a free one-hour course that will demystify the regulations and provide you with a clear understanding of the tools and next steps required for a successful transition.
- Best practice
- Case studies
- SRA guidance
- Practical advice
This recording is provided free of charge. If you found it valuable, feel free to forward it to a colleague.
Why do companies still struggle to create gender balance at the top? How do well-intentioned people still misunderstand their client base? What are the costs when they get it wrong?
This webinar will demystify how unconscious bias affects solicitors and managers and how it impacts your practice.
After the webinar, you will have a clear understanding of the next steps you can take to train people to go beyond the legal requirements and create the cultural change that your firm needs.
The webinar is free of charge and carries 0.5 CPD points. It is open to HR professionals, compliance departments, solicitors, managers and anyone interested in unconscious bias. It will include:
- Best practice
- Case studies
- Practical advice
Who’s leading the webinar?
Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris, founder of the InclusIQ Institute and author of ‘Beyond the Boys’ Club’ and ‘Female Breadwinners’ will lead the session. She draws on 15 years’ experience in the field, advising professional services and law firms on cultivating inclusive cultures. Her clients include Clifford Chance, Pinsent Masons, Shepherd Wedderburn and the Law Society of Scotland.
What if I cannot attend?
Do you provide diversity training?
VinciWorks has just released a major update to its online diversity training. In just 30 minutes, the course provides an overview of the key obligations and best practice. It digests the material into concise principles, featuring media stories and legal precedents that bring the topic to life. The course now includes audio narration and contextual scenarios.
What about bespoke diversity training?
The InclusIQ Institute offers interactive presentations and serious games workshops on a variety of related topics, ranging from ‘Reducing Bias in Recruitment’ to ‘Progression to Partnership’, and many others.
The DPS seminars will be delivered by a certified lead auditor for Information Security, whose expertise has enabled DPS to drive cyber security awareness in the legal sector. The aim of these seminars will be to broaden the attendees’ knowledge on cyber security.
For more information and to book your ticket: http://www.dpssoftware.co.uk/events/
Date: Thursday 13 October 2016
Venue: (Hotel) Pub Du Vin Brighton
This quarterly lunch hosted by Searches UK gives all property professionals in the Sussex region the opportunity to mingle with peers and like-minded people in a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere to discuss new ideas and create fresh business opportunities. A guest speaker will join the lunch and there will be a charity prize draw to help raise money for the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.
The Guest Speaker is Tom Backhouse, the managing director at Terrarma Mine Searches Ltd, who is a geologist and founder of Terrarma, a geological consultancy, specialising in the innovation and provision of mining risk assessment and mining searches. Tom will explore historical mining activity and explain why his company’s range of mining searches are essential to any conveyancing process.
To join the lunch please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Here is a selection of the types of professionals we have welcomed in the past:
- Estate Agents
- Environmental Specialists
- Financial Advisors
Please find out more here: http://www.searchesuk.co.uk/property-professionals-lunch
London – Wednesday 12 October | Wednesday 16 November
Cambridge – Thursday 20 October
Manchester – Tuesday 1 November
Leeds – Tuesday 22 November
The decision for the UK to leave the European Union on the 24 June send shock waves accross currency markets and created a period of unprecedented political upheaval; and in its wake a multitude of unanswered business questions.
Two months on from the historic vote the landscape is still uncertain; however what is clear is that lawyers are a point of contact for new and existing clients alike to help solve critical decisions that they believe are impacted as a result of leaving the EU.
Attending Kaplan’s Brexit events will not only provide you with an opportunity to network with leading economic thinkers and business decisions makers, but also create a unique chance to stand in the shoes of your client, to anticipate their requirements in order to lead them to success in choppy waters.
The Council of Bars and Law Societies (CCBE) is organising a conference on, “Innovation and Future of the Legal Profession” on the 21 October 2016, in Paris.
Recently, there have been important questions raised regarding the future of the legal profession. How are European lawyers responding to these questions? Who are the key players innovating and positioning the legal profession in an ever-changing environment?
Can the profession’s core values be upheld whilst adapting to these challenges? Will lawyers even survive in the face of these challenges? How will the legal profession reinvent itself and its organisations to be an essential part of this future?
To answer these questions and more, the conference will cover four main topics: The Future of Justice, the Future of Legal Services, the Future of Law Firms, and the Future of Bars and Law Societies.
This conference will bring together experts from Europe and beyond such as Mr. Jean-Jacques Urvoas, the Minister of Justice for France, and Ms. Tiina Astola, director-general for Justice and Consumers at the European Commission.
We look forward to welcoming you on 21 October, to debate, discuss and determine the future of the legal profession.
This conference is certified as Continuous Professional Development and is equivalent to seven points in Belgium (Avocats.be/OBFG), Luxembourg and Ireland; seven hours in Poland; eight hours in France; six credits in Italy.
There are discounted tickets now available in packs of ten or twenty.
For more information and to get your ticket, please go to http://ccbeconference.eu/en/
Clio, the world’s leading cloud-based legal practice management system, presents a free hour long webinar showing you how to build mobile solutions into your law practice.
This shift to mobile services is already disrupting the way legal services operate. Law firms are being challenged to get more done in a secure manner, to maximise billable hours, and to get people what they need when they need it. While mobile technology is increasing the demands on lawyers, technology also offers a means to practice more efficiently.
90% of lawyers already report using a smartphone for law-related tasks while away from their office. However, only 7% use their mobile phone to track time and billing, potentially losing billable hours. Worse, many law firms do not take basic precautions in securing their smartphones and data accessed over mobile devices. This hour-long webinar explores:
- Ethics to keep in mind when accessing client data in public
- How to setup your mobile phone for secure access
- What apps to choose for legal practice, including a sneak peak at Clio’s new app
- How to protect yourself and your clients while practicing on the go
RSVP now for the shift to mobile legal services, taking place on Tuesday, October 18 at 6pm GMT.
Join us for a morning seminar followed by lunch, and learn:
Steve Savage, development director at Gosschalks, hear how leading law firm Gosschalks are putting Peppermint technology to work to transform the way lawyers support their clients, and to get work done more efficiently.
What is CX? – CX is Customer eXperience – and at Peppermint that means it’s all about client-centric processes, and next-generation CRM for legal service providers – how to “be the law firm your clients want you to be”
Cloud Q&A – what real benefits does being cloud-based deliver? And what are the answers you need to those really big questions of security, resilience and control?
Birmingham – 17 November
Newcastle – 23 November
Manchester – 6 December
Places are limited so to learn more and book your place please contact Peppermint: firstname.lastname@example.org