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Understanding legal aid assessments in family mediation can be a complex journey, regardless of whether you're a novice mediator, an administrator, or an experienced mediator. This course is designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal aid assessment process while shedding light on the common challenges that both individuals and services may encounter. Join us as we embark on this educational journey to enhance your knowledge and proficiency in legal aid assessments for family mediation. We look forward to assisting you in mastering this vital aspect of your role.

  • Date: 05/12/2023 09:30 - 05/12/2023 12:30
  • Location Online Event


Mastery of Legal Aid Assessments: Ensuring Accuracy Every Time

Accurate Legal Aid assessments can be a constant source of concern for contract holders, often proving to be a challenging task. The Family Mediation Trust, with its longstanding history as a Legal Aid Contract holder since its establishment in the early 1980s, is pleased to offer a comprehensive solution.

Join Jane Bridge, the Service's experienced PPC, for a 3-hour course that draws on her extensive expertise. This training is designed to boost participants' confidence in the fundamental aspects of Legal Aid assessment while providing insight into more intricate elements.

Course Focus:

During this engaging training session, you will gain a deep understanding of the following key areas:

  1. Key Principles of Assessment: Income, Savings, and Equity
  2. Collecting the Correct Evidence
  3. Crucial Questions to Pose When Booking
  4. Passporting Benefits
  5. Conducting the Assessment
  6. Form Completion
  7. Challenges with Specific Client Types: Students and Self-Employed Individuals
  8. Assessment of Applicants Under 18

Our course has been updated to reflect the latest guidance provided in the "Determining Financial Eligibility for Controlled Work and Family Mediation," issued by the Lord Chancellor in September 2023. By the end of this course, you will be well-prepared to navigate the intricacies of legal aid assessments, ensuring that you can provide the best support and guidance to those seeking family mediation services.

Who Should Attend:

This course caters to a wide audience, including:

  • Newly trained or accredited mediators
  • Administrative team members
  • Experienced mediators seeking a Legal Aid refresher

Course Details:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Earn 3 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

Join us in this enriching training experience to enhance your proficiency in Legal Aid assessments, ensuring that you can consistently achieve precision in your assessments. We look forward to empowering you with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently navigate the complexities of Legal Aid assessments.

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