If you upgrade during the CPD year (1 October to 30 September), you will only be required to complete the hours based CILEX Paralegal CPD requirements for that year. You will need to complete the outcomes based CILEX Advanced Paralegal CPD requirement from the start of the CPD year following your upgrade to CILEX Advanced Paralegal membership.
You will be required to complete CPD in the normal way (in accordance with the Regulations), but you are not required to designate a specialist area.
You will be required to complete CPD in the normal way (in accordance with the Regulations), whether providing legal services or otherwise.
You are exempt from the requirement to complete any CPD training.
You will be required to complete CPD in the same way as members in full-time employment.
You will be required to complete CPD in the normal way (in accordance with the Regulations), using any methods available to UK members.
If you have undertaken an advocacy course and are seeking advocacy rights from that training, you are able to use it to count towards your CPD requirements for the year. Please ensure you update your CPD record to reflect this.
If you are absent from employment for 6 months or more in a CPD year, whether in legal practice or otherwise, due to:
• Maternity and Paternity Leave
You are not required to undertake CPD during the CPD year in which the situation applies. You must write to CILEx Regulation at CPD@cilexregulation.org.uk to request dispensation from the CPD requirements, setting out the reason for the absence and the dates.
You are expected to resume CPD on your return to work and where possible undertake a Return to Work scheme. You will be required to complete the full CPD requirement if you are absent from work for less than six months of the CPD year.
In accordance with participation in the WBL scheme, CILEx Regulation can grant a CPD reduction which means that members will only need to record 5 planned CPD outcomes, including 1 professionalism.
In order for this reduction to be considered and added to your CPD record, please contact us at CPD@cilexregulation.org.uk to request this.
You may apply for an extension of time. You must submit your request by 31st August, in writing to CILEx Regulation (firstname.lastname@example.org), explaining the reasons why you could not meet the deadline and providing an action plan detailing how you will comply by the 31st December.