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Pre Law Fair Talk Wednesday 7 November 2012. James Popplewell President Sam McGinty National Representative.

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1 Pre Law Fair Talk Wednesday 7 November 2012

2 James Popplewell President Sam McGinty National Representative

3 About us Formed in 2008 Represent Young Lawyers throughout Leicestershire Arrange social, educational and networking events Membership is free

4 So you want to be a Lawyer? Costs involved Salary expectations Competition for places

5 How to get a Training Contract Study hard, 2:1 Work experience, legal or otherwise Volunteering/ pro bono opportunities Vacation Schemes

6 Get the most out of the Law Fair Prepare, research firms Attire Speak to people! Arrive on time Which firms are you interested in

7 Get the most out of the Law Fair Go solo Introduce yourself Which firm to approach first First impressions

8 Get the most out of the Law Fair Be enthusiastic Be aware of time Contact information Copy of CV? Note of chat

9 Questions to ask Culture of the firm Graduate opportunities Travel/ secondment What makes the Firm unique

10 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

11 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

12 Law Fair Tips Who is there from the Firm Selective questioning

13 After the Law Fair Follow up Get organised, know deadlines Worthwhile experience

14 A Helping Hand Open Day- 31 March TC- 31 July TC- Jan 2013 opens Vac Scheme- 31 March TC- 31 July 2013

15 A Helping Hand No Vacation Scheme 2014 TC- 31 January TC- opens May TC- Autumn 2013

16 Committee Iwan WilliamsKirstie BerryPhilppa CraneAndrew Tomlinson Tom Lathom Yusuf Bobat Hannah Carter Sundip Meghani Natasha Sond

17 Thanks for coming


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