When it comes to legal training, there is no one size fits all solution. Legal firms can vary greatly not just in size but in the fields they specialise in, and so too can legal training providers. That’s why it’s important to take special care when choosing a training provider so that you get not just good training courses, but also courses that are best suited to your specific organisation and its employees.

Understand your own needs first

Before anyone else can understand the unique needs and requirements of your business, it’s vital that you understand them first. This may seem simple, but if your law firm is particularly large or has undergone rapid growth in the past couple of years, it may be hard to keep track of where it is currently in the grand scheme of things and which way it needs to be headed. It may help to speak to some of your longest-serving and most experienced staff to see how they view the situation, as they may be able to give you greater insight into the firm’s current strengths and weaknesses.

Communicating your needs to the training provider

Only by having an accurate and up to date picture of your firm’s current situation can you usefully communicate your needs to your legal training provider, and help them to best help you.

Any quality legal training provider will be only too happy to tailor their courses to meet your needs, and a good starting point is to let them know what you want to get out of the training.

For example, do you want the trainer to focus more on the latest developments in a field such as personal injury training and law, or do you want them to provide a much broader overview of a topic? Will those undergoing the legal training be solely younger solicitors with less experience and knowledge of the legal world, or will the group consist of a mix of old-hands and newer recruits?

Working with your training provider to achieve the best possible results

The more information you can provide to the legal training provider about your organisation, it’s daily activities and its structure, the better able they will be to customise and modify their training for maximum effectiveness.

The best time to have these conversations is ideally well before the scheduled training is due to take place. That way any details can be ironed out beforehand, and the allocated training time can be dedicated to the training itself.

It’s also important to remember that communication is a two-way street. Though of course you are the one purchasing a service, you should pay attention to any needs or requirements that the provider has in order for them to deliver the training. For example, if your training is taking place in-house in your own building, they may ask that you provide a room with adequate space and some basic equipment such as a whiteboard with marker pens and comfortable seating.

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