Lawyers in Local Government
In April this year we attended the Lawyers in Local Government Weekend School (LGG) held at York University from the 3rd- 5th April 2014. This was the first time we have attended, and exhibited at this event and it didn’t disappoint!
The event was a great opportunity for us to catch up with a number of familiar faces, as well as meet new people. We speak to people in our sector on a daily basis but due to logistics we don’t always get to meet people in person.
The weekend school offers 11.25 CPD points for the lawyers which they can gain in a condensed weekend on a range of legal skills. The talks are also on business focused ideas and how authorities can evolve.
The events started on the Thursday afternoon with a chance to network and view the exhibitions. The exhibitors included private practice firms, those who provide legal updates and databases to the sector and local authorities themselves if they operate on an alternative business structure. The exhibits provide for free gifts, competitions and market advice to the attendees.
The black tie dinner on the Friday evening was a chance for everyone to dine with friends and colleagues, enjoy good music and really let their hair down. After dinner the president of LLG and a practising Barrister well known in Local Government made speeches to the attendees. The speeches focused on moves in the market and noted events and achievements. They made everyone present feel proud of working in the sector and the commitment they give to Local Government.
The event is well worth attending as it is an opportunity to meet like-minded people working in the sector and share ideas and discuss challenges. We will definitely be attending again next year as it always good to spend time with people working in the sector in a more relaxed environment.