Practising lawyers: extending your current legal knowledge
The legal landscape is forever changing, which means lawyers need to undertake study on a regular basis to keep up to date with changes and maintain their eligibility to practice in NSW.
Satisfying CPD requirements
Continuing professional development (CPD) or mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) is a requirement for all NSW lawyers. 10 hours of CPD or MCLE need to be completed each year between 1 April and 31 March.
Each subject within the LEC Diploma in Law exceeds the number of hours needed to satisfy this requirement, at the same time expanding your legal knowledge with a comprehensive and practical overview of an entire practice area.
Changing or adding to practice areas
If you have been practicing law for a while, there may be many reasons for changing or adding to your areas of practice. Subjects may be available that were not available when you last studied, your practice may be changing direction and you need to expand your knowledge, or you may have gained a new appreciation or interest in a certain area of the law.
There are a variety of subjects that are offered by the LEC as single subjects that could satisfy your needs, including:
- Family Law
- Planning Law
- Competition and Consumer Law
- Intellectual Property
- Health Law
- Advanced Statutory Interpretation
- Conflict of Laws
- Industrial Law
- Public International Law.