Press Release: SLTA partners with LPM training provider Avuka

Press Release: SLTA partners with LPM training provider Avuka

The Swiss Legal Tech Association (SLTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Avuka Training and Coaching (Avuka), a recognised and accredited international training and coaching services provider, in relation to Legal Project Management (LPM).

SLTA recognises the growing demand amongst its members and ecosystem partners for leveraging legal project management principles and practices to enhance the delivery of legal services. The partnership with Avuka will address the demand.  SLTA’s members will benefit from priority access to internationally recognised LPM training, coaching and certification.

Press Release: Another South African accredited by IILPM as the second Legal Project Management accredited trainer in Sub-Saharan Africa

Press Release: Another South African accredited by IILPM as the second Legal Project Management accredited trainer in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM) has announced the accreditation of South African Jacqui Baldwin Jarvis as the second accredited trainer for its Legal Project Management (LPM) accredited courses leading to the internationally recognised certifications “Legal Project AssociateTM” and “Legal Project PractitionerTM”. The Institute has lawyer graduates in 40 countries, including South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia that have been certified according to the IILPM standard.  

Avuka partners with StrictlyLawBusiness to deliver the first day of the inaugural SLB Strictly Law Business Academy

Avuka partners with StrictlyLawBusiness to deliver the first day of the inaugural SLB Strictly Law Business Academy

From 4 to 6 July 2019, the first SLB Strictly Law Business Academy took place in Lagos. Convened by Busola Ajala, the academy fopcus on management topics relevant to Nigerian law firms of all sizes. Avuka, represented by its Director Ignaz Fuesgen, was honoured to be entrusted with the programme of the first day, looking at Business Development, Pricing and Sales tactics.

The Cost Estimate Notice - powered by Legal Project Management

The Cost Estimate Notice - powered by Legal Project Management

Applying “Legal Project Management” (LPM) in daily client matter management will greatly benefit the attorney and client in drafting and accepting a cost estimate notice/engagement letter in line with the Legal Practice Act, and, subsequently, managing the matter.

Summary and review - Annual Conference 2017 of the African Bar Association

We provide a summary of different inputs by Avuka, conference impressions and "any other business" related to the African Bar Association's Annual Conference in Port Harcourt/Nigeria (6-10 August 2017) on this page.

Should you miss anything or have questions and comments, please contact us at info@avukatraining.com

Freelance consultants and trainers for upcoming projects!

We look for you: freelance consultants and trainers for projects in the South African Legal Services sector 

Avuka Training and Coaching is a highly specialised provider for talent development solutions tailored to the needs of the Professional Services sector. Based on the executive experience of our trainers and coaches gained in some of the most innovative law firms and consultancies, Avuka offers law firms, audit firms, management consultancies, property advisors, engineering firms and other Professional Services Firms a compelling set of solutions to assist with their specific talent management requirements.

We speak the Professional Services sector’s language, understand the fast-paced and unique business environment and governance structure, and are conversant with our client’s daily needs and challenges. 

For projects in the Legal Services Sector we are looking for independent consultants who are keen to become part of our ecosystem and feel confident to meet the following requirements:

Education / Experience:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, ideally complemented by a post-graduated qualification
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the Professional Services (ideally Legal) in one of the following functional areas:
  • Change Management & Organisational Design
  • Finance (incl. budgeting and pricing)
  • Business Development
  • Talent Management
  • Transformation and Diversity Management
  • Legal Project Management
  • IT and Technology Strategy

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as proofreading (English, additional language knowledge in German or French a plus)
  • Outstanding presentation, interpersonal, and negotiation skills on executive respectively partner/director level
  • Effective time management skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and pro-active, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines 
  • Ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment
  • Team player
  • Proficient in MS Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel 

Preference will be given to South African citizens and holders of Permanent Residence Permits. For questions and additional information, please direct your enquiries to info@avukatraining.com.

Please submit your full CV, copies of degrees and professional qualifications as well as a list of referees to the above-stated email address. Short-listed candidates will be invited to personal interviews. If successful, the candidate’s CV will be considered for upcoming projects.

Avuka contributes to AFBA Annual Conference in Port Harcourt (6-10 August 2017)

Ignaz Fuesgen, director at Avuka, will join the panel on "Law Practice Reforms - how necessary are they and how far should they go" (7 August) at the African Bar Association's 2017 Annual Conference in Port Harcourt , Nigeria, from 6 to 10 August 2017.

In addition, he will conduct a 3-hour workshop for young attorneys on "Law Firm Economics for Future Leaders" (9 August).  

New CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing available in Africa

New CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing available in Africa

A new digital qualification complementing the existing CIM Diploma in Professional Services Marketing (distance learning) offered by Avuka.