Some things you just don’t have a choice about. Or do you? True, as a full-time solicitor or lawyer you are obligated to undertake at least 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each and every year, and at least 25% of these must be spent in properly accredited training courses. But you DO have a choice over what and how you spend those hours that you are obligated to train. And that in itself can lead to bigger and better things beyond simply fulfilling your CPD requirements.

Train To Gain – Choosing Where You Accrue Your CPD Points

Once you stop seeing your CPD requirements as a chore and recognise them for the opportunities they present, you can start capitalising and getting ahead in your career. The choices you make when planning your CPD for the year can have a real, tangible impact on your career path, and may take you to lucrative places you might not have expected.

Rather than picking something that you know you can ‘coast’ through, you might consider going for a training course that will really challenge you and give you the knowledge and skills needed to move into a new field.

Time To Move Into Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury training for example can be a particularly lucrative and rewarding area to train in. Every year thousands of people are injured in accidents that aren’t their fault, whether on the road, at work or in public places. By undertaking a personal injury training course you can not only fulfil your CPD requirements but also put yourself in a position to help those who need it most.

By training in personal injury law or another field that you are not previously accustomed with you can also improve your future job prospects dramatically. The more strings you have to your bow, the wider your potential job market, and the more attractive you make yourself to prospective employers.

The Many Benefits Of Undertaking Additional Legal Training

Far from being something to be endured or carried out as a compulsory duty, continuing professional development is exactly what it says it is – a chance to continuously develop your professional career and take it to the next level. And on the face of it, just four hours in a year spent in training courses is hardly a chore.

Of course, while four hours is the minimum time that must be spent in accredited training courses, you could undertake much more should you so choose. And to potential employers that can only stand out as a positive thing. Not only does it show that you have a considerable bank of knowledge and skills to draw upon, but it also displays an eagerness to develop further and proactively pursue goals.

Finally, undertaking additional legal training can also be a great way of networking and meeting new people. Who knows, you may even make a connection that changes the course of your career!

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