Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards 2017

Shortlist Announced! – Full Details Here

LAPG – Representing Legal Aid Practitioners

LAPG is a membership body representing the interests of legal aid practitioners in England and Wales and the clients they serve. LAPG believes that access to justice is a fundamental right and as such we campaign for a fair, comprehensive and accessible legal aid scheme.

In recent years we have worked closely with other representative bodies to raise awareness about the importance of legal aid and the work of legal aid practitioners.  We have raised concerns with government about policy and operational issues in an effort to improve the current system which excludes some of the most vulnerable members of society.  We have also supported Members to help them understand the complexities of the system and ensure that legal aid is sustainable.  We provide training, assist with operational issues, provide resources and give practitioners a collective voice with government.

Why not download a copy of our 2016 Annual Review for more information about our objectives, our achievements and our plans for the future.

Join Us, Help Fight for Legal Aid and Access to Justice

Membership

Become a member of LAPG

LAPG represents practitioners across England and Wales. We campaign on behalf of our membership and have ongoing dialogue with the LAA and MOJ to raise issues of concern to legal aid practitioners. Members of LAPG receive regular updates about developments in the operation of the legal aid scheme and policy issues.  Members have access to discounted training courses and events such as our well-regarded annual conference.

For more information visit the Membership page.

Management Training

The LAPG Certificate in Practice Management

Do you manage a busy legal practice or a team of over-stretched lawyers and caseworkers?  Have you just started your first management role?  Then you probably know how difficult it is to find the time to undertake the training you need to be an effective manager.  We know that lawyers struggle for both the time and money to access quality training so we’ve developed our CPM to address these issues and give you the skills and resources you need to succeed.  For more information download a copy of the course programme. The next course starts on the 22nd of September 2017.

Events

LAPG Annual Conference & Annual Dinner

Save the dates! The 2017 LAPG Conference will take place in London on 6 October 2017, with a pre-conference dinner for conference delegates and non-delegates on 5 October 2017. Save the dates and contact us if you want to reserve a place.

Last year’s LAPG Annual Conference took place in Leeds on Friday 7th October 2016, with our annual dinner the night before. The Conference was well-receieved, with an inspirational keynote speech from Libery Director Martha Spurrier and excellent presentations from a range of experienced practitioners.  Thank you to all the speakers, delegates and helpers who came together to make the conference a success.

We would like to thank the Conference and dinner sponsors – DNA Legal, John M Hayes, Tikit and Park Square Barristers.  Thanks also to the University of Law for sponsoring places for their students.

Awards

LALY Awards 2017 – Shortlist Announced!!!

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 LALY awards.  We received many exceptional nominations and the finalists are of the highest calibre. Full details of all the finalists are contained with the official press release here.

This year’s ceremony will take place at etc.venues in central London on 5th of July.

To purchase tickets visit our Eventbrite page.  Book your tickets now for what promises to be a truly inspirational evening celebrating the all of those lawyers working tirelessly at the coalface of legal aid.