We are delighted to announce that we are introducing a Paralegal of the Year award which will be open to all SPA members. The award will be presented at the annual conference next year and applications will be opened up soon. We will be emailing the application form to members so watch out for yours reaching your inbox and get it completed and sent back.
You cannot win if you are not in!
You have also told us that those of you who live outwith the central belt would like to have some kind of event more local than Glasgow and, the committee are happy to host a networking event, say in Perth or Inverness. This could be a late afternoon/evening event or even on a Saturday. We can also arrange to include CPD depending on numbers.
If this is something that you would be interested in then please email us at email@example.com and tell us what area is convenient to you, whether afternoon/evening and what area of law you work in. We will collate your responses and come back to you with suggestions.
Thank you to those who completed the Feedback Form from this year’s conference. Your views give us very helpful information. You told us that the specialised CPD was great and as a result we will continue to offer this and will also try and include some other specialisms.
It’s not too late to send your feedback to us as we need to know how many subject areas and topics you would like us to cover. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to announce that next year’s conference will be held on 21st April 2016 in the Grand Central Hotel.
We are now arranging speakers, sponsors and CPD. If you have any specific requirements or suggestions for topics then please let us know now via email@example.com.
More information will follow in future newsletters.
Did you notice the change to the logo? We now have a slogan Make it Your Voice! We are your Association and we speak for you so please Make it Your Voice. Please let us know how we can help you. Do you struggle for CPD? Do you want to meet up with fellow Paralegals in your area?
Do you tweet? We are now on twitter. Follow us at @scotparalegal to see all of the exciting things that we are involved in.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all of our conveyancing members out there some news from one of our sponsors Millar & Bryce. Millar& Bryce are delighted to announce that from 17th August Millar & Bryce will be delivering all products ordered from DKA via the expanded M&B production team. All Legal Reports, Deed Plans etc. will be delivered as Millar & Bryce branded reports.
Rest assured that the combined and expanded team under the name of Millar & Bryce are working closely together to ensure that we continue to provide a high level of quality and service. Should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact any of the Customer Relations team (consisting of Paul Kerr, Norman Hall, Davy Thomson, Kirstin Nee, Andrew Lister or Colin Aitken) on 0131 556 1313.
We have been approached by Registers of Scotland to help them reduce the number of applications being rejected. Paralegals are hugely influential in the smooth running of conveyancing transactions, therefore, it is in our own interest to work closely with them.
They have offered to provide digital content in the form of webinars or other format and we are discussing ways in which we can offer these to you. At present they are looking for suggestions on how to improve their checklist relating to applications for registration. Do you use it or do you use your own? Can you let us know what you or any of your colleagues think of it? Please email us at email@example.com.
As we develop our relationship with Registers of Scotland, it may be beneficial to set up small working groups to be involved in particular projects and we would appreciate your help if required. We would endeavour to conduct the majority of business by email, however, occasional meetings may be required. If you would like to be involved then please let us know.
If there is anything other than the checklist that you feel could be improved then please tell us.
We are updating our website regularly and you will shortly see some fabulous improvements including a private members’ area. We hope to introduce this in August so watch this space for further details. If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see in our members’ area then please let us know.
Do any of your colleagues or Paralegal friends not have a supervising solicitor? The good news is that following changes to our constitution we are now accepting applications for associate membership for those paralegals. If you now of anyone, friend or colleague who may fit this category please ask them to contact us.
For further information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.