This article aims to provide a simple introduction to CPD for online legal training. Whether you are an individual looking for training to start a career in the legal sector, or an already established professional, there are a wide range of online law courses available to help you develop your skills.
In this article, we have provided an overview of online legal training and highlighted some of the different avenues you can potentially learn with legal training, as well as why you might want to complete CPD law courses online and how to apply for a course that may be suitable for your Continuing Professional Development requirements.
Overview of online legal training in the sector
There is currently a large variety of CPD law courses available online which are delivered by a range of different learning providers. CPD law courses can vary in time duration and study method, with many offering tutor support as you learn. Whether you want to study for a regulated qualification, or take online law courses that provides either CPD points/hours or a qualification, there are a number of learning options available.
In addition, there are a range of different areas you can specialise in within the legal sector, so the first step would be to look for law courses relevant to the field you wish to specialise in. We have listed below some of the most common available branches of law, which include:
- International Law
- Business Law
- European Law
- Criminal Law
- Legal Studies
- Patent & Intellectual Property Law
- Civil & Private Law
- Public Law
The knowledge that you gain from studying any of these fields can be applied in the judiciary, legislative and executive institutions, the military, the police and civil society. If you are unsure on what area of law to specialise in, the knowledge gained from any law courses in these fields will still be very useful to you once you have decided upon your speciality within the sector.