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Introduction to Legal Risk Management for In-House Lawyers

E-learning

Interactive module on Legal Risk Management, including case studies and knowledge checks to measure your understanding.

Exam

Put your Legal Risk Management knowledge to use and gain certification by answering 10 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 70%. Good luck!

Course Description

Overview

  • 30 minutes
  • Foundation
This module will help in-house lawyers to understand what risk is, and the different types of risk in an organisation. It also looks at how to conduct an audit to identify legal risks, and how to map and assess them. Finally, it investigates strategies for mitigating risk, key skills for effective risk management, and the SRA competences associated with identifying, assessing, controlling and reporting on legal risk.

Learning outcomes

In this module we will be looking at the following areas.

  • Defining risk and legal risk
  • Ownership of risk in an organisation
  • Conducting an audit to identify legal risks
  • Assessing and mapping legal risk
  • Mitigating legal risk
  • The key skills and competences needed for effective risk management

Accessibility versions are available upon request via learning@lawsociety.org.uk.