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Presentation Skills

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Sam Fairfield

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But I don't have
the qualifications
for University... The Professions.. Solicitor Barrister Charted Legal Executive There are four different professions which
will be covered in this presentation, they are; Charted Legal Executive This Presentation will; The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives This is the professional body that represents CLEs

A CLE is no less capable than a Solicitor or Barrister

You should welcome the help of a CLE Solicitor To provide expert legal advice to clients
Can work for firms, commercial organisations or national government
Take instructions from clients and advice on necessary legal action
Are only really seen advocating in Magistrates Qualifying Law Students Start a Law Degree 3 Years Legal Practice Course 1 Year
Full-Time 2 Year
Part-Time Training Contract Practicing Solicitor Non-Law Students Start a Degree 3+ Years Graduate Diploma in Law 1 Year Legal Practice Course Training Contract 1 Year
Full-Time 2 Year
Part-Time Role Identify the different professions in law
Elaborate on their roles and duties
Explain in detail the qualifications required
Give a perspective of any appropriate training It will also; Advise you on how to improve your employable status
Show why it is important to create a professional online profile
Point out economic factors and recruitment issues Barrister Main focus on advocating clients in court
Provide specialist legal advice
Communicate to opposing party In Court A barrister will translate their clients story into a professional legal argument Provide appropriate legislation, case law etc. Dispute points of law, such as intention for murder Ultimately, convince the court to favor their client Out of Court Deal with any pre-court settlements
Meetings with clients
Run through statements with witnesses
Writing legal documents
Giving their professional opinion to solicitors Examining and Cross-Examining Witnesses Qualifications The route is very similar to becoming a solicitor.. Law Degree/GDL Bar Professional Training Course 1 Year Pupillage 1 Year Barrister That episode
law and order
was fantastic! I want
to be a lawyer!! Qualifications It is not essential that you have a degree to practice law. A Chartered Legal Executive, has similar
rights and responsibilities of a lawyer. CILEx The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) qualification is the closest thing to a law degree. Level 3 Certificate & Professional Diploma
in Law and Practice This is the first stage of training Takes around 2 years part-time The course can be completed full or part-time
Very flexible, can cost from £4,500 - £7,650
Generally takes 4 years
Also offers a Cheap alternative to LPC or BPTC for law graduates Without a Law Degree Set at A-level standards
Introduction to law and legal practice
Comprises of 10 core topics, 7 are mandatory
Chosen topics have minimal reflection on
areas of interest Level 6 Professional Diploma
in Law and Practice Stage 2 of Training Another 2 years part-time Set at honors degree level
Consists of 5 topics, 2 of which are
mandatory legal skills
1 practice unit and linked law unit
2 chosen law units Legal Practice Course (LPC) The course takes 1 year full-time, or 2 part-time
It involves key legal skills and knowledge training
The SRA now expects the course to be split in half In Court Presenting evidence to the magistrates
Advocating on behalf of client
Instructing Barristers or aiding with case files etc. Out of Court Meeting and interviewing clients
Preparing papers for court
Drafting documents
Negotiating with third parties Training Contract Training Contract takes 2 year
It is completed at a law firm
Always under supervision of a solicitor
Similar to an apprenticeship Financial and Business skills
Advocasy and Communication skills
Client care and professional standards Core Modules Graduate Diploma in Law Takes 1 year to complete
Is a fast-track conversion course for non legal students
It focuses on teaching 7 foundations of legal knowledge, they are; Contract
Equity and Trusts
Public ? Role of a Chartered Legal Executive With Viesturs, Usama, Charlotte,
and Sam Becoming a Legal Professional 5 Year Employment Replaces Pupillage or Training Contract Final Stage 5 years of qualifying employment needs to be completed
Working as a paralegal for example
2 years of this employment needs to be after earning CILEx qualifications
LPC, BVC, BPTC will exempt you of all CILEx qualifications Now you can become a 'fellow' of the institute, and call yourself a Chartered Legal Executive Stage 3
Stage 6
5 years Employment I already have a Law degree, but the LPC is too expensive CILEx also offers the Graduate Fast Track Diploma
The course is also a year long
Only costs around £2,400 A solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive are now almost identical
The main difference is expertise, solicitors have a much broader general view
In many cases, CLEs supervise solicitors Chartered Legal Executives summary Perform the same duties as solicitors such as drafting wills, preparing for court

Can sit in court where required

Are eligible to become partners
in a firm Role Qualifications Comprises of 3 stages;
Level 3 CILEx qualification
Level 6 CILEx qualification
5 year employment
Alternative to LCP and BPTC; Graduate Fast Tract Diploma To Note No need for Pupilage or Training Contract
Far sight cheaper than becoming a barrister or solicitor
Takes considerably longer to complete
Can be worked around employment ? Economic Factors Recession and other economic aspects have forced many firms to restructure, downsize and even close The Legal Services Act 2007 has allowed legal and non-legal firms to merge, and form alternative business structures; an alternative to closing Additionally, Legal Services Budgets have been cut, applying pressure to pro bono work and free legal services Graduates in law increase every consecutive year
The legal profession is the highest paid graduate position with an average wage of £36,000
Training contracts are extremely competitive, 2 in 3 applicants will be declined Firms specialising in particular areas such as finance, business and property have suffered more because of the economies recession Recruitment Problems Training contracts are very competitive, especially with big firms
Recruitment is carried out by firms very early, even before completing a degree
Many smaller firms do limited, or no advertising at all on a business need basis
Economic factors are affecting recruitment Your first and second year grades are just as essential in a degree for getting a job
Apply early and do your homework
Attend any law fares you can Improve Your
Employability Communication Research Attention to Detail Teamwork An underrated skill in law
Essential on a daily basis
Makes your working day generally easier Important for negotiating and advising
Essential for getting the appropriate point across
Especially when advocating in court Skills A single misplaced word can change everything
All areas and possibilities need to be considered
Important for research Done almost every day in the life of a lawyer
If done wrong, vital evidence can be missed Evaluation The key to understanding law and statutes
Easy to be mislead as words have multiple meanings
Basic skill that needs perfecting Mini Pupillage Marshalling Placement Experience Pro Bono Applying in person looks good
Choose a firm that specialises in your area
Generally done over the summer
Apply apply apply!!! Shadowing a judge
The longer the better
Fantastic experience for aspiring barristers
Experience what goes on behind closed doors Shadowing a barrister
Experience of chambers and the work done there
Perspective of workload involved Typically for more experience students
Shows a commitment to the profession
Face to face client experience Barristers are specialist legal advisers and court room advocates. They are independent, objective and trained to advise clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their case. They have specialist knowledge and experience in and out of court, which can make a substantial difference to the outcome of a case. Barrister overview They specialize in areas of law such as Criminal
Personal injury Where do barristers practice? Self-employed barristers are individual practitioners who may work as a sole practitioner or, more commonly, in groups of offices known as chambers. Sue N A S A The internet is the most valuable source for vast and detailed information. Evidently the most popular method of research. When a person is seeking legal services, chances are this is the first place they will go. As firms and chambers are creating online profiles, those who have not will potentially go unnoticed, losing out on new clients and business. Building an Online Profile ? Sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter are used to produce online blogs/profiles in order to promote individuals, firms and chambers. The
Impression Using an online profile to give off an impression is a good way of setting yourself aside. With the right impression, clients may choose your services over a higher ranked competitor. Businesses Projecting a caring and professional image will attract more clients opposed to a self-centered, successful track record. The internet is so competitive, Search Engine Optimization is almost essential for online profiles. ? Judge ? ? ? Benefits of an Online Profile ? ? ? Applicants must have attained a undergraduate degree (In order to apply for the BPTC).
If the applicant has taken a degree in any other subject area; they must under go the GDL in order to apply for the BPTC. Pupillage Top of Form 1
Pupillage is the final stage of the route to qualification at the Bar, in which the pupil gains practical training under the supervision of an experienced barrister. Pupillage is divided into two parts: the non-practicing six months (also known as the first six) and the practicing six months (also known as the second six). Non Practicing Period
(First 6) in order to be eligible to complete the second sixth month practicing period, the pupil must submit a certificate from their supervisor stating that the non-practicing period has been completed. Practicing Period
(Second 6) Pupils must be called to the bar before they can complete the practicing period. >pupils may provide legal services
At the end of the practicing period, pupils must submit a certificate from their pupil supervisor stating that the practicing period has been completed in order to be granted a full qualification certificate. Easy access to firms/chambers information and credentials
Clients can gain an image of the business in the comfort of their home
Information and bios can be changed with ease
Can give yourself an 'edge' over competitors with the appropriate profiling BPTC The BPTC is the vocational stage of training that must be completed if you wish to become a barrister.
Designed to provide training that is specific to the work of a junior barrister.
The BPTC helps to prepare you for the 12-month pupillage and beyond.
All students must have joined an Inn before registration on the BPTC. We hope you have; Gained a grasp of the legal professions explained
Have an understanding of the qualifications and training required
Their roles and duties And also: Become aware of relevant economic factors
Know the useful skills and experience to improve your enjoyability
and the purpose of a online professional profile
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