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|Title:||Using Technology to Increase Support for Rural and Regional Legal Professionals||Contributor(s):||Kennedy, Amanda L (author); Winn, Stephen (author)||Publication Date:||2011||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14099||Abstract:||An examination of available continuing professional education (CPE) opportunities for legal practitioners in rural and regional Australia illustrates that more can be done to ensure that practitioners receive a high quality and synchronous program that can be sustained and that is adequate to fulfil the ongoing needs of rural and regional practitioners. The provision of CPE is focused principally upon the delivery of professional knowledge relevant to legal practice. However, there is limited evidence of highly developed systems that draw on sophisticated educational pedagogy and synchronous interactive technology to deliver professional content. The use of synchronous interactive technologies which provide for a deeper, peer-to-peer interaction are not currently in widespread use. Moreover, there is currently minimal support for the broader issues of the management of rural and regional practice, the specific family or health and welfare issues of rural and regional legal professionals, and the particular problems confronting rural and regional professionals living in small communities where complementary services are lacking. This paper explores the potential to significantly increase support for rural and regional legal professionals in ways that address the above issues.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Deakin Law Review, 16(1), p. 209-223||Publisher:||Deakin University||Place of Publication:||Australia||ISSN:||1321-3660||Field of Research (FOR):||180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/dlr/docs/vol16-iss1/vol16-1-11.pdf||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 132
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