Legal Aid Supervision Course

The Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA’s) Family, Civil & Crime Contracts place an important emphasis on the role of the Supervisor.

If you are new to this role or need to bring your knowledge up to date, this is a vital course for you. In some cases it is a mandatory course if you wish to complete the Generic Supervisor Requirements on the LAA Supervisor Declaration Form for your Category of Law.

The LAA has now published the proposed new requirements for its “10-year” 2025 Crime Contract. This new Crime Contract could potentially last until 2035. It is therefore important that, as you start to prepare for the Crime Tender likely to emerge in September 2024, you understand the new obligations and opportunities.

Lexcel also requires auditors to interview supervisors to ensure that effective supervision systems are in place including “Active Supervision”

Who should attend? – Essential course those seeking to achieve LAA Supervisor status, including:

  • New Lexcel or SQM Supervisors
  • Existing Lexcel or SQM Supervisors
  • Family Supervisors
  • Crime Supervisors
  • Prison Law Supervisors
  • Immigration & Asylum Supervisors
  • Mental Health Supervisors
  • Housing & Debt Supervisors
  • Community Care Supervisors
  • Welfare Benefits Supervisors
  • Claims against Public Authorities (CAPA) Supervisors
  • CAPA Abuse in Care Supervisors
  • Public Law Supervisors
  • Clinical Negligence Supervisors

What will the course cover?

  • LAA Contract Requirements
  • The LAA proposed changes to the 2025 Crime Contract to enable you to develop your plans for the September 2024 Crime Tender.
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Communications Plan
  • What is Supervision?
  • Conditions for Supervision
  • Compliant File Management
  • File Reviews – Substantive Legal Issues and Peer Review Criteria
  • Peer Review
  • Managing People as a Supervisor
  • Understanding Competences
  • Managing Performance
  • The Supervisors Role in improving efficiency
  • LAA’s Data Security Requirements & Guidance

We will provide a Legal Aid Supervision Certificate on completion of this course.

For specific dates, times and to book please see our Course Schedule.