Finding Your Training Contract

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Venue Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin
Date 24 January 2018 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm



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This course takes place in The Law Society of Ireland, Dublin.

Aim and Objectives:

Anyone interested in considering a career as a solicitor
Many find securing a training contract challenging. Receiving only rejection letters is disheartening. Beginning this search without guidance can be intimidating. Compounding these worries is the fear that without insider information or direct links to the legal profession they will never get a contract. This seminar aims to address the fears, myths and worries surrounding finding a training contract. The course focuses on providing practical information on how to secure a training contract. Participants will receive expert guidance in relation to CVs and cover letters and how best to approach the search and will hear directly from trainee solicitors who are currently on the Professional Practice Course I. The trainee solicitors are chosen from a wide range of backgrounds and firms and they will talk about their experiences searching for a contract and will review CVs and cover letters using their own experience to provide tailored advice.


Accessing a Training Contract in the Current Market

  • Successful Job Seeking
  • Self-Appraisal
  • Self-Marketing
  • Effective CV
  • Sourcing Opportunities
  • Interviews

Myths & Realities of looking for a Contract

  • Myths & Realities
  • Expectations of large vs. small firms
  • When & how to start searching
  • Qualification Process
  • Individual CV & Cover Letter review and tailored advice workshops facilitated by trainee solicitors

Overview of Programme Timetable and Content

1:30pm – 1:50pm: Registration
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Accessing a training contract in the current market. Myths and Realities of looking for a training contract. CV & Cover letters
3:00pm – 3:30pm: Trainee Solicitors recount their stories of how they secured their training contract
3.30pm – 3.45pm: Tea and coffee break
4.00pm – 5:30pm: CV & Cover letter workshop, 1 facilitator to 3 - 4 delegates
5.30pm: Close

Ian Ryan, Solicitor, Training Executive

Ian Ryan, Solicitor, Training Executive
Trainees from the 2017 Professional Practice Course I (PPCI)

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