Working in a Law Firm – Induction

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Virtual classes –
tailored for your staff

Face-to-face

At your office –
tailored for your staff

E-learning

Anytime, flexible learning for
indviduals and organisations

Working in a law firm helps your non-lawyers understand their obligations and contribute effectively to your efforts to provide a competent, timely and professional service.

Working in a law firm also helps to manage risk and meet your firm’s duties under the SRA Code of Conduct for Firms.

Course Content

A session to develop your staff’s understanding of the firm’s professional and ethical obligations.

Make sure all your staff are familiar with the firm’s duties and approach to compliance. It demonstrates your commitment to their development and allows them to support the firm’s fee earning work as effectively as possible.

Content

  • What are the major risks facing a law firm? How do we deal with those risks?
  • The firm’s approach to risk management
  • Client engagement and standard terms of business – setting up the relationship
  • Focus on operational risks – what can I do to help?
  • The rules and regulations affecting solicitors – the law, the Code of Conduct, COLPs and COFAs
  • Doing the right thing
  • What happens if we get it wrong?
  • Confidentiality, conflicts and undertakings – our responsibilities explored
  • Our professional duties – to the client, to the court and to third parties
  • Help is at hand – who do I ask if I need assistance?

Outcomes

As a result of attending the session you will:

  • have an overview of the profession and its regulation
  • understand the basics of the SRA Standards and Regulations – principles, duties and obligations
  • know how to deal with ethical problems – or who to ask
  • understand a law firm’s responsibility in relation to conflicts, confidentiality and undertakings
  • understand a law firm’s duties to its clients, to the court and to third parties
  • appreciate the importance of managing risk

Format

The course uses quizzes, exercises and case studies to ensure the training is interactive and engaging.

Delegates

Paralegals and support staff
Maximum 20 per course

Working in a Law Firm - Induction Live Online Course

3 hours

Paralegals & Support Staff

Face-to-Face

See Live online for course details

Working in a Law Firm - Induction Face-to-face Course

3 hours

Paralegals & Support Staff

E-learning

This e-learning course helps your non-lawyers and support staff understand the important professional and ethical rules that apply when working in a law firm. It encourages consistent professional behaviour. Delegates will watch different everyday work scenarios and then decide on what approach to take. The e-learning includes feedback on their decisions.

Content

The course explains exactly what it means to work in a regulated professional services organisation. The seven modules cover the following key areas:

  • What’s special about law firms?
  • Solicitors and their clients
  • Solicitors and the court
  • Solicitors and third parties
  • Solicitors’ undertakings
  • What if there’s a problem?
  • Professional reputation

Outcomes

As a result of the e-learning, you will:

  • know who regulates law firms and legal professionals
  • understand the importance of confidentiality
  • know about the different relationships and obligations when dealing with work colleagues, clients, the courts and third parties
  • have the confidence to make the right decisions in particular situations
  • appreciate the important role you play in upholding the reputation of your firm and the legal profession

Delegates

Non-lawyer and new starters, including paralegals and claims handlers.

Working in a Law Firm - Induction E-learning Course

90 minutes

New starters

£30 + VAT

Buy this e-learning course with immediate access.

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Tutors

Rachael Davis-Stollar
Rachael Davis-Stollar

Testimonials

The course was a good introduction to working in a law firm and useful recap of particular responsibilities that are on us all e.g. confidentiality, undertakings, taking care of clients property and conflicts of interest.
Browne Jacobson

We think our training is the ‘bee’s knees’ but don’t just take our word for it. Read what our clients have to say about us on our testimonials page.

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