NEW COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK
In May 2022, Convocation considered the Competency Task Force’s report and approved a new Competency Framework which includes:
Read FOLA’s Statement regarding the LSO’s Report here.
In June 2021, the Competence Task Force’s Report: Renewing the Law Society’s Continuing Competence Framework was included as an Information Item to Convocation and the LSO subsequently issued a Call for Comment on it. That Report detailed the Law Society’s mandate to regulate the competence of lawyers and paralegals and provides an overview of how competence regulation has evolved to keep pace with regulatory best practices. That Report also provided an overview of the Task Force’s work plan, a working definition of competence, and proposed themes and principles which may inform new approaches to competence programs and requirements.
Most importantly, that Report included comments on the importance of LiRN and of providing supports to small/soles.