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Here you will find how we keep you informed and meet your training requirements.
TAKE A LOOK ATOUR COURSES
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Introduction to Civil Legal Aid Online Course– NEW!
We have developed the first module in a series which provides a general introduction to the civil legal aid scheme aimed at trainees, paralegals, junior lawyers and those that wish to refresh their knowledge having worked in the sector for some time.
It is an online self-study modular course online that you complete at your own pace, with external links for up-to-date Legal Aid Agency information.
If you need to attend a course to qualify as a legal aid supervisor or check that you are up to date with the latest requirements, this is the course for you! Legal aid supervisors need knowledge of their subject and practice experience, which we can’t do for you; but if you are new to supervision, or haven’t supervised a full-time equivalent caseworker in the past 5 years, this course will ensure you meet the LAA’s Generic Supervisor Requirements (Section 2(ii) of the Supervisor Self-Declaration Forms).
The programme is delivered over 7 days between April and December 2022. In addition, there are 6 tutorials held across the same period. As well as face-to-face online teaching there is also access to a wealth of written materials and videos, all available through our learning platform. Trainers including Vicky Ling, Matt Howgate, Phanuel Mutumburi and the Centre for Charity Effectiveness will cover topics including:
Strategic & Operational Planning
Leadership, team dynamics and people management
Quality standards, risk management and policies & procedures
Diversity, equality & inclusion
Data management and use, charity governance & regulatory compliance
The course is designed around the Law Society LEXCEL standard (Version 6), the Specialist Quality Mark and the SRA competence framework.
The programme covers key areas including strategy, business planning and marketing, financial management, management information and dashboards, people and performance management, information management, compliance and risk management. For legal aid practitioners, it also covers managing a legal aid contract and working with the Legal Aid Agency.
Wellbeing and Peer Support services for Legal Aid Practitioners
With support from Linklaters LLP we are launching a pilot scheme offering practitioners access to two free support services. The pilot will run for the next six months in collaboration with Claiming Space and Metzer Therapy.