- 20 Apr 2023
- 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Paralegal Webinar & Virtual Networking Event
A free networking event for members of the Institute of Paralegals, legal professionals and law students.
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 free monthly events officially runs for an hour, between 1pm-2pm however you will be able to join the meeting from 12:45pm to allow you time to get settled in and introduce yourself to the group via the chat facility.
Beyond knowledge – developing professional competence.
Short Synopsis of Talk
Professional competence is a term which is widely used and has particular significance within the regulated professions. This session will consider the concept of professional competence and the contribution of training towards its development. The presentation will go on to explore the opinions and experiences of those within the legal sector and discuss the role of professional competence within the unregulated paralegal space.
Hugh Anderson McKnight, Director of Learning and Business Development
Hugh Anderson McKnight is Director of Learning and Business Development at CLT Scotland, part of The University of Law, where he is responsible for Specialist Paralegal Qualifications throughout the UK. He has worked in human resource development for over 25 years. Much of his career has been spent managing training functions and projects both in Europe and Asia; he has worked within the legal sector for the last 15 years. Hugh has a research interest in professional competence and presented the paper ‘Professional Competence: can it be taught' at the UK Centre for Legal Education's international conference. Hugh holds a Master's degree (awarded with distinction) in the Management of Training and Development from the University of Edinburgh and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
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About The Institute of Paralegals
The Institute of Paralegals is an international professional Institute for paralegals and the only Institute in the UK. 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.
For more information regarding membership and the benefits visit How to Become a Member, call us on 020 3011 2610 or email [email protected]