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LawCare and Academics Launch Fit for Law Part 2: Working With Others

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LawCare are pleased to announce the launch of their new free online course for legal professionals about working with others.

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LawCare have collaborated with academics at The University of Sheffield and The Open University to create this second part of the Fit for Law series; an on-going programme to promote psychologically and emotionally healthier ways of working in the law.

The course takes 2 to 4 hours in total to complete but is broken down into smaller sections and includes videos from legal professionals discussing the ways they work and communicate with others. The topics covered include:

  • working effectively with clients
  • working effectively with colleagues, and
  • collaborating with third parties.

This new ‘Working with others’ course, and the first part of Fit for Law which is about managing and understanding yourself, is available to everyone studying law or working in the legal profession in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man and could be used as CPD in some jurisdictions. Please make sure you enrol and login so that you can complete the interactive activities and get a Statement of Participation on completion.

Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare said: “This new course is an opportunity to focus on the relationships which are part of day-to-day life for legal professionals, and to further their skills on how to approach and manage these. Healthy working relationships with colleagues and clients foster a positive working environment and are the bedrock of a culture that treats people with respect. We know from our work at LawCare the detrimental impact poor relationships in the workplace can have on mental wellbeing; this course will help legal professionals to feel more confident in raising concerns, managing client relationships and understanding what may be driving challenging behaviour in others.”

Dr Emma Jones of the University of Sheffield said: “Most legal professionals interact regularly with other people in the workplace, whether that's clients, colleagues or third parties. ‘Working with others’ recognises that these interactions can affect individuals' and teams' wellbeing in a range of different ways. It seeks to provide evidence-based practical guidance on how to deal with some of the challenges that commonly arise.”

Fit for Law Part 2 Working with others Emma Jones article 600 words March 2023

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