How do you start a legal cover letter?

08/19/2021 Blog

How do you start a legal cover letter?

The introduction to your cover letter Introduce yourself, explain what stage you are at in your degree course (including the university you’re attending), state that you are applying for a training contract and where you read about the law firm. This should only be a sentence or two.

How long should a training contract cover letter be?

one page

Can I apply for a training contract without a law degree?

Becoming a solicitor without a law degree. Law firms actively encourage non-law graduates to apply for training contracts. You can study any undergraduate degree, such as English or engineering, and then convert that non-law degree by studying a one-year law conversion course.

Can you become a solicitor without a training contract?

You can apply for exemption for the period of recognised training. This means that you could qualify as a solicitor without having to do a training contract.

How long is a training contract?

A training contract is a two-year placement that is undertaken by trainee solicitors after they finish their year-long Legal Practice Course (LPC). The final step before qualification, it can be likened to an apprenticeship: an opportunity to put all your academic knowledge to vocational use.

How many seats are in a training contract?

Each department you work in is known as a “seat”. You will typically do four six-month seats or six four-month seats over the course of your training contract, depending on the law firm.

Should I do LPC without training?

The incoming Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) will offer aspiring lawyers something its predecessor, the Legal Practice Course (LPC), could not — flexibility. The SQE, which will replace the LPC from September 2021, will challenge this perception. …

When can I start my training contract?

Non-law students tend to start applying for training contracts in their final year (for training contracts starting three years down the line) or during their GDL (for training contracts beginning in two years’ time). Most law firms accept law and non-law students onto their training contracts.

How long do you have to get a training contract after LPC?

The LPC must be completed within within five years of beginning the course. After you have completed the LPC, there is no expiration date on it.

What qualification level is LPC?

What is the LPC?TypeTaught / ProfessionalSubjectsLawQualification Level7 (NQF)Length1-2 yearsCredits Value120 CATS / 60 ECTS1 more row•