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CPD is compulsory for all Fellows, Legal Accounts members, Graduate Members, Associate members and Associate Prosecutor members. Fellows and Associate Prosecutors are required to complete a minimum of 16 hours CPD, Graduate members are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours CPD and Associate members are required to complete a minimum of 8 hours… Read more »
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD is the process by which professionals maintain and develop their skills, knowledge and competence further in order to practice safely and effectively. All CLC Lawyers must comply by the following: Manager – 12 hours CPD per year Employed Licence Holder – 6 hours CPD per year CLC Lawyers… Read more »
All Fellows of CIPA who are currently practising are required to carry out a minimum of 16 hours of Continuing Professional Development each calendar year. Patent Attorney Litigators are required to carry out a minimum of 6 hours CPD relevant to litigation, which can be included in the 16 hours total CPD.
A commitment to the constant updating of knowledge and skills is the hallmark of being a professional and the BSB has a statutory responsibility to assure the public, independently, that they can rely on barristers as being up to date and competent. Once members receive their full practising certificate as a barrister, they are therefore… Read more »
From November 2016, solicitors are required to undertake ongoing CPD and learning activities to ensure their ‘Continuing Competence’ within the legal profession. This means that solicitors must reflect on their practice, and undertake regular learning and development so their skills and knowledge remain up to date. Continuing Competence is specifically required across the following four… Read more »
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