This is the MHLA Policy on Advertising and Sponsorship.
- Conference Advertising
- Conference Sponsorship
The MHLA advertises through email, the MHLA website and live events. All advertising is accepted at the discretion of the Committee or its delegated subcommittee or officer or other representative. All advertising requests should be directed to MHLA Admin who are authorised to deal with them in accordance with this policy or direct them to either the Conference Sub-Committee or the full Committee.
If a decision needs to be made at short notice and there is insufficient time to refer the matter to the Committee then the Chair is empowered to make a decision.
The Committee, the Conference Sub-Committee (when exercising delegated power) or the Chair (when making a short-notice decision) should have regard to this policy but are empowered to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Any exception made by the Conference Sub-Committee or Chair should be discussed at the next Committee meeting.
The professional biography of anyone presenting a course or speaking at Conference is not generally considered to be advertising.
This Policy will be reviewed annually by the Committee at the first meeting in the calendar year and the content may be changed by a simple majority vote of attending members of the quorate Committee.
Courses*, jobs and services can be advertised online on the MHLA website, and an email will be sent to all members when an advert is posted, with a link to that advert.
*The MHLA only advertises MHLA Courses.
Job adverts should relate to work in public or private legal practice.
Job adverts are charged at £75. Job adverts may include a small logo and may be up to 1000 words in length.
The advert will remain online for three months or until a specified closing date, whichever is sooner.
Any request for Service adverts will first be agreed by the Committee. Once agreed, such Service adverts should be relevant to law or practice connected to mental health law or general practice administration.
Services adverts are charged at £300. Service adverts may include a small logo and may be up to 1000 words in length. They will include a disclaimer that the service is not endorsed by the MHLA.
The advert will remain online for 12 months or until an earlier specified date.
Jobs and Services may be advertised at the Conference with the approval of the Committee who may delegate this function to the Conference Sub-Committee.
Approved job or service advert to include a single A4 page insert. Inserts may be up to 1000 words and may display a small logo.
Conference Display Space is available at Conference with the approval of the Committee who may delegate this function to the Conference Sub-Committee.
Conference Display Space will be unstaffed by the MHLA although the displayer may provide staff. The displayer is responsible for setting up any display and removing it after the Conference.
A Rate Card is available on request.
An organisation or individual may sponsor the MHLA Conference with the approval of the Committee who may delegate this function to the Conference Sub-Committee.
Each sponsor’s name and logo will be shown the Conference Programme and the MHLA Website Conference Page and with a link the sponsors website.
A rate card is available on request.