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  • We have consulted and undertaken research with members to understand their needs around education and learning. We will use our brand, resources and influence to ensure members have access to a range of programmes available to meet their needs according to their resources.

    Our education and learning offering is here to support members to:

    • stay current with best practice
    • make optimal career pathway choices so they can learn and develop continuously throughout their careers
    • improve the quality and range of accessible Law Society training that meets members' needs and
    • support leaders in the profession and increase the productivity of solicitors through structured programmes of management and leadership that can be funded by the firms own training levy funds to mitigate the cost of provision.
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  • Interested in being a Law Society speaker, author or content contributor? Please email pdc@lawsociety.org.uk to tell us about your experience, book proposal or how you can become involved in the Law Society’s education and learning initiatives.
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    5 proven ways to increase the power of your cybersecurity training

    With each new people-triggered cyber-attack, the human aspect of cybersecurity receives more attention. The cybersecurity industry is beginning to demand an evolution in cybersecurity training.

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    5 writing habits every lawyer needs

    "…composing documents or legal arguments well is a real art, and even to the good experienced drafter it is never easy." Lord Neuberger

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    Springing forward to summer - Tips for remaining resilient in tough times

    Robert Schuller is often quoted with the words "Tough times don't last, tough people do."

    3 April 2018
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    Taking care of business: talking about mental health at your work

    Kayleigh Leonie looks at the results of the Junior Lawyers Division resilience and wellbeing survey and asks: Is your organisation doing enough to support the resilience and wellbeing of its employees?

    27 February 2018
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    Scholarship scheme invites trainee solicitors to apply

    Talented trainee lawyers are invited to apply for a coveted place on the profession’s Diversity Access Scheme (DAS), the Law Society of England and Wales said as it opened recruitment for the 2018 cohort of scholars.

    15 February 2018
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    4 ways to optimise your CV for jobs in law

    Like any sector you’re trying to get into, to make an impact and be noticed in the world of law, you have to write your CV so it stands out. How do you do that for the legal sector? Try these tips.

    30 January 2018
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    Final rules for new regime for becoming a solicitor show progress but still lack crucial clarity

    More detail is still needed about the new super exam for solicitors if the profession’s confidence is to be won, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

    16 November 2017
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    Recent research on solicitors' salaries and categories of work.

    23 October 2017
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    Education and learning

    Information on legal training and education

    21 September 2017
    Information

    From Professor McGonagall to Ally McBeal: breaking into law after 20 years of teaching

    I have just completed the LPC. It is demanding and expensive, so not something to undertake on a whim. I was seeking change and challenge in my professional life and felt that law would provide me with both. The blend of academic rigour and the practical element of responding to clients' needs was particularly attractive to me.

    20 September 2017
    Blog
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  • Interested in being a Law Society speaker, author or content contributor? Please email pdc@lawsociety.org.uk to tell us about your experience, book proposal or how you can become involved in the Law Society’s education and learning initiatives.