Professional Update December 12, 2013

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This year a number of transitional arrangements had an impact on solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance (PII). In the twelfth edition of Insurance Matters, we take stock of this year’s renewal season and look at how the market and new rules are likely to develop in the coming years.
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Law Society Council commits to ongoing lobbying on legal aid proposals

The Law Society Council has reaffirmed its commitment to direct engagement with the Ministry of Justice on proposed changes to legal aid in order to secure the best possible deal for all of its members and to ensure continued access to justice.
Read the full resolution

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Legal aid campaign page

Special general meeting

Please let us know if you are planning to attend the special general meeting at 10:30 on 17 December by emailing us at SGMattendance@lawsociety.org.uk. Doors will open at 9:00 for registration and refreshments will be provided on the day.
More details on the SGM

Law Society pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

The Law Society has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who spent his life defending human rights and the rule of law.
Read the full coverage in the Gazette

Social media in the legal sector – special report

socialThe potential of social media, particularly in reputation management and marketing, is immense. This special report offers solicitors guidelines on making the best use of the key channels.

It includes best practice for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and practical instructions on writing successful blogs. There is a dedicated LinkedIn support group for those who purchase the book.
Find out more and pre-order your copy

Library services next week

On Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 December the Law Society library will be closed to visitors due to the special general meeting. A telephone and email service will be available on Monday and a limited email service will be available on Tuesday.
Library contact details

Training and events

This year over 58,000 members participated in our CPD conferences, events and e-learning courses.

Judicial appointments: interview training – 5.5 CPD hours

This course will equip you with the skills to enhance your application and interview performance for judicial appointments. You will receive practical advice on completing the application form, incorporating your experiences and invaluable interview practice with feedback. You can also meet the judges at our regional events.
Book interview training – various dates
Meet the judges – various dates

Private Client Section winter seminars – 1.5 CPD hours

These regional evening seminars provide a comprehensive review of current private client issues, focusing on best practice and how practitioners can avoid problems and pitfalls. They are conducted by lecturers who are acknowledged experts in their fields.
Book today – various dates
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Law Management Section HR forum – 5 CPD hours

Get the latest strategic insight and practical solutions from industry experts on current HR and staffing issues specific to law firms. Whatever the size of your firm, you will find this year’s forum packed full of helpful advice on the key issues that affect your firm.
Book today – 4 March 2014
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Financial stability for law firms – 1 CPD hour

This webinar provides guidance on how law firms can ensure their firms are on a sound footing. It includes tips on financial management, identifying unprofitable services and improving margins and cash flow, and dealing with debts.
Book today – 9 January 2014

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