Location: United States

Professional training requirements

At DLA Piper, we understand that meeting the training requirements for your professional status as a lawyer can be a real challenge.

  • Certain professional bodies require a minimum number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Risk Management Education (RME) points by a set date each year.
  • Other bodies require you to select and attend enough training to maintain competence and up to date knowledge.
  • Training must also be of a suitable standard and meet certain administrative requirements.

All these requirements are an important part of being a qualified lawyer and meeting them benefits both you and your organisation:

How approved learning benefits you       

How approved learning benefits your organisation

  • Develop your career in new directions
  • Grow your confidence and credibility
  • Demonstrate your achievements and development, especially for appraisals
  • Improve your ability to copy with change by updating your skills
  • Increase your productivity and efficiency by removing gaps in your knowledge and experience
  • Allows staff to reach their potential (talent management)
  • Adds value and links staff development to business needs
  • Increases staff productivity, morale and motivation and increases retention
  • Keeps staff up to date with the latest legal and commercial developments

DLA Piper offers a range of training formats and options to help all lawyers keep up to date and to meet their own professional requirements. Whenever possible we accredit courses for the most relevant audiences for each session.

CPD CLE help

DLA Piper WIN events
Technical and skills training designed for in-house lawyers as part WIN: What In-house lawyers Need - a series of events, tools and forums addressing the technical, commercial and personal aspects of working in-house. Please register on this site to ensure you are invited to our full range of popular WIN events.

Recorded DLA Piper webinars 
Recordings of DLA Piper webinars from across the world are available to view on demand. All are international unless a specific jurisdiction is mentioned in the title. Webinars are listed by topic to help you find ones that interest you.

Events and live webinars
A full list of all our DLA Piper upcoming events and training for both lawyers and non-lawyers 

Legal training available within your business
Check with your firm's learning and development, HR or KM team or on your intranet for information on what sessions are available 

Online database training, for example resources from PLC or Kluwer
Depending on your business' subscriptions, online database training may be available online or by webinar from legal database providers.

For more information or assistance, please email client.training@dlapiper.com or your usual client contact.