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Today I have been invited to a webinar.
thats about as interesting as it gets.
Webinar sounds like an Autralian (rugby) wingers name.
refuse to go unless they change its name to a cleverer one.
At our firm, we do this by CPoDcasts. It's clunky and makes me cringe, but at least it's not a webinar!
You worded that badly...or else all lawyers are like Lionel Hutz. SURELY all lawyers know relevant stuff about the law? It's not cutting edge physics, is it?
But I'll be fine for this financial securities position because I've been to a couple of webinars".
However, I suppose there's an element of truth in it. Most lawyers are specialists, and you can't possibly keep yourself up to date on every aspect of the law. You'd never have time to actually take on any work as you'd be constantly in the library. What you do need to do though is ensure that you're well enough versed in a borad range opf areas to be able to spot issues/ bluff as necessary in negotiation, and basically buy yourself time until you can speak to an expert. E.G. I went on a competition law refresher course a couple of weeks ago- the last time I'd studied competition was in 2006 and it has moved on a fair bit since then. It's not my area of expertise, so I don't keep abreast of changes on a regular basis. However, as it has a tiny bit of relevance to some deals I do, I need to brush up every now and again so that I can identify when there's a competition law issue and divert the point to my specialist colleague. It can be quite startling though, especially amongst the Old School, how nonchalant lawyers can be towards CPD. I know an amazing lawyer, at the top of his game, who is in complete denial anout the existence of the new Companies Act, and who insists on referring to the section numbers of the old act. Buffoon.