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Assessing Performance in Legal Practice - For Managers

Data Law Limited


£120 inc VAT
Or £40.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Learning Outcomes

  • Increased confidence when undertaking employee performance assessments and reviews

What is the target audience?

  • Legal managers and prospective legal managers


  • Law Firm Management - Training for Supervisors


This course is aimed at legal managers who currently assess their employees’ performance and would like advice on how to do so more effectively. Using a range of practical exercises, speaker Mac Mackay will move beyond the subject of performance assessment to discuss people management ideas and will showcase checklists etc which viewers can utilise in practice.

Developed with the SRA Competency Frameworks for ‘managing my learning in practice’ in mind, this course will cover the following topics:

  1. A goals orientation to performance evaluation
  2. Reflecting on another’s performance
  3. Appropriate metrics on performance
  4. Handling ‘difficult conversations’
  5. The ‘Better’ Sandwich approach

This course will also be of interest to new managers who require guidance on how to tackle the challenge of performance assessment and management.

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