What CPD means
Have you ever wondered what CPD stands for? If you’re a lawyer in Australia, it’s a term you’ve probably heard thrown around a lot but it might seem like a bit of a mystery. Well, wonder no more! CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. You’re apart of an exclusive club of CPD lawyers!
CPD is all about making sure that CPD lawyers stay up-to-date with the latest legal developments and skills. As the law is constantly changing, it’s important for lawyers to keep learning and improving so they can provide the best service to their clients. In Australia, all lawyers are required to complete a certain number of CPD hours each year.
But CPD isn’t just about hitting a certain number of hours. It’s also about making sure that the education and training is relevant and beneficial to the lawyer’s practice. For example, a criminal lawyer wouldn’t want to spend all their CPD hours learning about tax law.
CPD can come in many forms, such as attending seminars and conferences, participating in webinars, writing articles or even mentoring other lawyers. It’s all about learning and growing as a professional.
But CPD isn’t just for the lawyers themselves. It’s also for the benefit of their clients. By staying up-to-date and learning new skills, CPD lawyers are able to provide better representation and advice to their clients. It’s like getting a tune-up for your car. Sure, it may be running fine now, but a tune-up can make it run even better and for longer.
So, next time you hear a lawyer talking about CPD, now you know that it’s all about continuing to learn and improve as a professional. And that’s something we can all get behind.