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7 October 2016

Solicitor brand campaign - Promote your profession

On 3 October posters featuring our members began appearing on bus routes and railway stations across the country as part of our campaign to promote the solicitor profession. Build your own campaign by downloading posters, social media toolkits, animations and infographics from My Law Society and share the  #useasolicitor hashtag.
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Human rights update

Human rights opt out shuts door to cases of abuse

Measures aimed at eliminating a small number of vexatious claims risk removing legitimate human rights, including from those serving in our armed forces.
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Our statement on human rights lawyers

Lawyers play a vital part in upholding the rule of law, ensuring human rights are respected and that government bodies are held to account.
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Costs Q&A: How are the costs of the assessment under s70 of the Solicitors Act hearing dealt with?

In this Q&A, a solicitor's former client has made an application for an assessment of her firm's costs under s70 of the Solicitors Act 1974. She wants to know how the costs of the assessment hearing are dealt with.
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Blog: The zero-networking approach to business development

A solicitor's career hinges on their ability to win work. Douglas McPherson, author of The Visible Lawyer, suggests five alternatives for those that don't like formal networking.
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Brexit: We must remain the global legal leader

In the fourth of a five-part series on the legal ramifications of Brexit, Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon says we must ensure that exiting the European Union doesn’t threaten the world standing of our jurisdiction.
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LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards 

The LawWorks Pro Bono Awards celebrate achievement in legal pro bono. Award categories recognise the breadth of commitment to pro bono, from individuals to international law firms. Make your nomination before Saturday15 October.
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Excellence Awards 2016 fast approaching

Our 10th annual Excellence Awards takes place on 20 October. You might have seen us tweeting each of the 137 shortlisted nominees from @TheLawSociety. There are just a few tickets left to the awards dinner at the Park Lane Hilton in London.
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See the shortlisted nominees
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International Day of the Girl Child - 11 October

Join a global effort to ensure a world free of discrimination for young women and girls. At an event at the Law Society the Human Dignity Trust will launch a report on the persecution of lesbian and bisexual women. Show your support by sharing the #dayofthegirl hashtag.
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Coming soon: Professional Development Centre

Your free, enhanced eLearning portal arrives this November. The portal will help you capture all your learning in one online record, assess yourself against the SRA competence statement and create your own personal development plan.
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The Solicitor's Handbook 2017

A comprehensive yet user-friendly guide to the regulatory maze that governs the conduct of solicitors. This invaluable resource includes expert commentary from leading practitioners on every aspect of the regulation of solicitors. This edition takes into account of all significant regulatory changes that have been introduced since December 2014.

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Also available in EPUB

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Training and events

Private Client Section: Elderly client care conference - 5 CPD hours

This conference brings together  expert speakers to provide practical advice to solicitors dealing with the unique challenges of elderly clients. Topics covered include drafting wills with the vulnerable in mind, health and welfare lasting powers of attorney and end-of-life decisions.

Book today - 14 October
Discount for Private Client Section members

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

Last year's sell-out attendance proves this event is not to be missed. This conference will ensure you receive the most up-to-date information from people who are developing, implementing and enforcing the policy, law and guidance by which we must abide.

Book today - 30 November

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Black History Month inspiration evening - 1.5 CPD hours

We are running a programme of events to celebrate the positive contribution that black lawyers make to the profession. With an impressive line up of inspiring lawyers, we will profile and celebrate those who have overcome obstacles on their professional journey.
Book today - various dates

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Mitigating risk: Managing and reporting for in-house counsel

This free one-hour webinar will provide solutions and tools to help you to manage your firm's risk and provide best practice in reporting. Hear from our expert speaker on key topics such as how to develop strategies for identifying and monitoring risk.
Book today  - 31 October

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Advocacy Section

This section delivers practical guidance and tailored support specifically designed for solicitor advocates specialising in civil, family and criminal advocacy. Membership helps members learn what's happening in their market and meet with peers. 
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Making the most of your membership

Law Society members have exclusive access to savings and offers on the Volvo range.
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The utterly irresistible Autumn Sale, by Hertz, Save up to 25 per cent worldwide.
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