New Zealand Law Society - NZLS CLE introduces Online CPD

NZLS CLE introduces Online CPD

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Online CPD – allowing users to learn on demand anytime, anywhere – has been introduced by NZLS CLE Ltd.

Around 20 courses on a broad range of topics are currently available, and more are being added each week.

The courses are interactive and CPD compliant. Some are 60 minutes long, other 90 minutes and currently the longest are two hours. They range in CPD value from one to two hours.

The courses can be purchased online at NZLS CLE’s website, Once bought, a course can be accessed at any time using a computer, a tablet or a smart phone. All a participant needs is an internet connection. There are no apps that need to be downloaded, as the programmes are accessed directly via the web.

If a participant needs to interrupt the course for any reason, they can do so and then simply pick up where they left off. They don’t need to use the same device, either. They could, for example, pick up a course they began on a desktop on their tablet.

The format is simple. Short video segments – featuring the presenter’s voice along with PowerPoint slides – are followed by questions with multi-choice answers.

“The idea of being able to complete some of your CPD on the go or at any time is really appealing,” says NZLS CLE’s Chief Executive, Hellen Papadopoulos.

“Another attraction is the fact that participants will have less time out of the office to participate in a CPD activity. This is particularly the case for lawyers who are not based in the main centres.

“Also, having purchased an online CPD course, you have permanent access. That means you can go back and revise or refresh what you have already learned.”

The online CPD programmes can be accessed by visiting the NZLS CLE website and clicking on the “Online CPD” link on the home page. Alternatively, people can access the courses by going to the relevant practice area link on the home page.

At the completion of a course, a certificate of verification automatically becomes available on the participant’s “Online CPD” page. The certificate will be available to download, save or print for three years from the date it was completed.

People who have any questions can contact NZLS CLE during work hours on 0800 333 111.

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