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Pre Law Fair Talk Wednesday 7 November 2012
James Popplewell President Sam McGinty National Representative
About us Formed in 2008 Represent Young Lawyers throughout Leicestershire Arrange social, educational and networking events Membership is free
So you want to be a Lawyer? Costs involved Salary expectations Competition for places
How to get a Training Contract Study hard, 2:1 Work experience, legal or otherwise Volunteering/ pro bono opportunities Vacation Schemes
Get the most out of the Law Fair Prepare, research firms Attire Speak to people! Arrive on time Which firms are you interested in
Get the most out of the Law Fair Go solo Introduce yourself Which firm to approach first First impressions
Get the most out of the Law Fair Be enthusiastic Be aware of time Contact information Copy of CV? Note of chat
Questions to ask Culture of the firm Graduate opportunities Travel/ secondment What makes the Firm unique
Why do they enjoy working in the legal industry Work in different offices Do they deal with recruitment? If not who does? Questions to ask
Questions NOT to ask How much do you earn What does your firm do Tell me about the firm Is there a Friday night drinking culture
Law Fair Tips Who is there from the Firm Selective questioning
After the Law Fair Follow up Get organised, know deadlines Worthwhile experience
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