CILEx Regulation is proposing to redevelop its Education Standards, to create simplified pathways to authorisation. This includes the introduction of a revised competence framework which it is proposed will be contextualised for each area of practice. CILEx Regulation has also proposed the introduction of both legal technology and emotional competence into the education standards.
We are also consulting on a number of related areas including:
- Assessment of competence
- Revising the definition of qualifying employment
- Removal of the requirement for authorisation to serve 12 months in the Graduate grade of membership
- An amendment to the exemptions policy to create parity between units completed within a non-qualifying law degree and a qualifying law degree
- Removal of QASA from the CILEx Regulation rules in relation to criminal advocates and Associate Prosecutors
We welcome responses from our regulated community and other stakeholders; including consumers of legal services, education and training providers, other regulators who may seek to rely on the standards, employers and other interested parties.
This consultation will run for 12 weeks, from 6 December 2018, closing at 5pm on 28 February 2019.