By Melissa Hardee
Training for lawyers is essential to the role and now subject to regulation. Legal Education and Training: A Practical Guide for Law Firms provides practical guidance on the elements of training, essential for firms to know in order to comply with the SRA guidelines and how to comply in a cost effective way whilst gaining results.
The book explains the various aspects of training which firms have to know - from the regulatory framework and its consequent responsibilities and obligations, to the practical - how best to offer training in a cost effective way, to get best value from firm's investment, and the most effective methods of training.
Legal Education and Training: A Practical Guide for Law Firms is a practical guide providing practical help for all firms whether large or small, with an established training function or not. This title will be useful to lawyers involved in training, as well as dedicated training professionals, as providers or recipients, to understand training and how to obtain maximum benefit from training and the firm's investment in it.
Contents:Part A Issues for ManagementChapter 1 Why invest in trainingChapter 2 The structure and ownership of training within the firmChapter 3 The challenge of commitment and buy-inChapter 4 Measuring the return on investmentChapter 5 How to waste money on training.Part B Regulation of legal education and training in England and Wales, and ScotlandChapter 6 The regulatory bodies in England and WalesChapter 7 Routes to qualification as a solicitor in England and WalesChapter 8 The legal education and training framework for solicitors in England and WalesChapter 9 Regulatory responsibilities for firms in England and WalesChapter 10 The regulatory bodies in ScotlandChapter 11 Routes to qualification as a solicitor in ScotlandChapter 12 The legal education and training framework for solicitors in ScotlandChapter 13 Regulatory responsibilities for firms in ScotlandChapter 14 The legal education and training market in England and Wales, and Scotland.Part C Designing and delivering trainingChapter 15 Designing trainingChapter 16 E-learningChapter 17 Making training effective - for lawyersChapter 18 Delivering training.Part D Meeting training needs within the firmChapter 19 Pre-training contractChapter 20 During the training contractChapter 21 Post-qualificationChapter 22 Training for support staffChapter 23 Post-Legal Services Act 2007 trainingChapter 24 Training for overseas qualified lawyers and overseas officesChapter 25 IT trainingChapter 26 Training for clients.Part E The training function within the firmChapter 27 The training functionChapter 28 Strategic responsibilitiesChapter 29 Tactical responsibilitiesChapter 30 Operational responsibilitiesChapter 31 Financial responsibilities.