Institute of Paralegals


Institute of Paralegals
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The Institute of Paralegals is the only professional Institute in the UK for paralegals. We are passionate about upholding the highest professional standards in knowledge, practice and ethics across the paralegal profession. Paralegals are in demand and this is the time to stand out from the crowd and join our growing and vibrant community of legal professionals.


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15 Dec 2022


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

IoP Christmas Jumper Extravaganza Networking Event

The Institute of Paralegals have established a series of monthly virtual events to provide you with a platform to hear from two guest speakers on a range of topics, ask questions and to connect.
Our monthly events officially runs for an hour, between 1pm - 2pm however we ask that you join the meeting from 12:45pm to allow you time to get settled in and introduce yourself to the group via the chat facility.

With the festive season now upon us we would like to invite you to join us for a virtual networking event on Thursday 15 December.


Speakers at this event include:

Michael Coe

Details about Michael's topic to be announced soon...

John Paul Stothard

Title of Talk - JP Stothard F.InstPa - Independant Employment Law Paralegal

Short Synopsis of Talk - Why I became a paralegal, choosing my field of expertise, what I do now and what the future holds.

About the speaker

Independant Paralegal, providing Pro-bono advice to people on Employment Law & HR Issues.

Finalist in 2020 National Paralegal awards in Best Employment/HR category.

Winner at 2021 NPAs for Best Employment/HR Paralegal, and a finalist for both Community Champion Award and Paralegal of the Year (North & Midlands Region) categories

Winner at 2022 NPAs for Paralegal of the Year (North & Midlands Region), and a Finalist for both Community Champion Award & Best Employment/HR Paralegal categories

Shortlisted for Personable Award at the Marsh Commercial "For The People Awards" for my pro-bono, volunteering and charity work

Finalist (at time of writing this) for Volunteer of the Year at the Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero Awards for my pro-bono, volunteering and charity work.

Following the guest speakers, attendees will be able to ask questions, network and have some Christmas fun!

The event will close with a prize for the best Christmas jumper!

Create long-lasting connections to take forward into the New Year or catch up with people you already know. We’ve invited some guest speakers that will cover great topics for discussion and an opportunity for you to ask questions.

We hope to see as many of you as possible to round up another year for us all and wish you the merriest for the festive season and best wishes going into 2023.

We are awarding a £50 Amazon Voucher for the best Christmas Jumper, so don't forget to turn on your camera and show it to us! If you don't have a jumper, then a Christmas hat or a Christmas virtual background would also be fabulous!

And there's more festive fun to be had; if you are looking for a little light-hearted fun, we will have a couple of Christmas Quizzes in the second half of the event. The winners will also be awarded prices!

Don't forget to keep checking out our Advent Calendar on the website for the team's favourite cheesy Chrimbo jokes and quotes, legality with a festive twist and the chance to enter a weekly prize draw to win Amazon Gift Vouchers.


We look forward to toasting a drink with you on Thursday 15 December!

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