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Law Society at Pride | MoJ seeks views on legal aid in private family cases | Introduction of extended CHAPS hours

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17 June 2016

Law Society at Pride

We will be leading legal sector representatives in the Pride parade in London on 25 June, under the banner 'All are equal under the law'. We are also raising the Pride flag over Chancery Lane to symbolise our support for the LGBT community and to honour those who died in the tragedy in Orlando.
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Support the pride selfie campaign: #lawwithnofilter

Blog: Being out at work - why does it matter?

Our corporate responsibility, equality and diversity manager, Sarah Crowe, considers the issues around coming out as LGBT in the workplace and provides some tips for law firms.
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LGBT Lawyers Division

We have launched our LGBT Lawyers Division, the Law Society community providing tailored information, advice and training for LGBT solicitors.
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MoJ seeks views on victims of domestic abuse seeking legal aid in private family cases

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has started work with the Law Society, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, Resolution and Rights of Women to gather more information about the existing arrangements and how they operate in practice. We urge you to take the time to complete this survey and make your opinion count. Please respond no later than Friday 1 July.
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Introduction of extended CHAPS hours

From Monday 20 June, the CHAPS payment system will be staying open for an hour and forty minutes longer.
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Do you practise in occupational disease or catastrophic injury law?

We are recruiting for chief assessors and panel assessors for our new accreditations, which will be launched later this year. We are looking for experienced solicitors in occupational disease or catastrophic injury. The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 June.
Find out more on the Gazette Jobs website

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Local government law diploma - enrolment now open

If you're working in local government law, you'll already appreciate the scope and opportunity that a career in this specialist area can offer. This one-year self-study Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice is recognised by delegates and employers alike as a sign of commitment to the field, proof of ability and a stepping-stone to more senior posts.
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Formal notice of the Law Society's annual general meeting

Our annual general meeting will take place at 14:30 on Thursday 14 July. Members of the Society are welcome to attend this meeting, at which the results of Council elections will be announced, the report and accounts of the Society for the previous year will be received, and the office holders will pass on their badges of office to their successors.
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Profitability and Law Firm Management, 3rd edition

This invaluable guide to improving the profitability and efficiency of law firms has been completely revised and updated. It has been designed to help partners and others involved in law firm management think about their firms differently and identify ways of making them more successful.

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Profitability and Law Firm Management, 3rd edition

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Training and events

Private Client Section annual conference 2016 - 6 CPD hours

The conference will equip you with the latest thinking on private client work, with parallel workshops covering topics such as elderly client, succession planning, digital assets, pensions and asset protection. A diverse range of speakers will share their expertise on a range of issues that are critical to private client practitioners.
Book now - 1 July
Discounted rates for Private Client Section members



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Compliance support forum for COLPs/COFAs: Protect your firm from cybercrime - 3 CPD hours

Law firms and in-house legal departments are obvious and attractive targets for cyber-attacks due to the sensitive information they hold. These timely forums will provide Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs) and Compliance Officers for Finance and Administration (COFAs) with vital support and guidance on cybersecurity and your regulatory obligations, cyberthreats and your business, and cyber-attacks and their impact.
Book now - 5 July
Discounted rates for Risk and Compliance Service members

Anti-money laundering and financial crime conference 2016: AML under the microscope - 6 CPD hours

This is an all-day conference for those who want to remain at the forefront of developments in financial crime and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. Policy makers, law enforcement, regulators, academics and industry experts will look at the changes ahead, current policy development approaches and other hot topics, such as scams targeting law firms and the sanctions regime.
Book now - 30 November (early-bird booking fees before 31 October)
Discounted rates for Section members



Tailored for in-house: New SRA regime, CPD and continuing competence practical guide - 1.5 CPD hours

The new Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulations on continuing professional development (CPD) for solicitors have changed, and you will have to complete an annual declaration that you have undertaken enough learning and development to remain competent. This webinar will give you practical guidance to ensure you have an in-depth understanding of how to start planning for continuing competence.
Book now - 23 June

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Family Section

The Family Section brings family practitioners together to share best practice and address current issues and challenges in a supportive environment. Join today to access support, analysis and guidance, delivered in a format that best suits your needs. Events, such as Divorce centres: a year on and summer networking on 21 June, are included in Family Section membership.
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Making the most of your membership


The Association of British Investigators offers solicitors peace of mind when choosing investigative service suppliers.
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Armstrong Watson

The Law Society's endorsed provider of accountancy services to law firms in the northern regions of England.
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