Supporting new lawyers from learning to practice

One day conference, Friday 5 July 2024

Linklaters, London

 

Programme

 

08.45

Registration desk opens 

 

09:30 - 09:40 

Welcome and opening remarks 

Robert Heslett CBE, CAB Chair 

 

09:40 - 10:25 

Another year - what's new? 

Chair: David Amos, City of London Law School 
 

[Name, organisation]

 

What have we learned about the post-SQE market over the past year? Are trends/choices etc becoming clearer? 

 

10:25 - 11:10 

Views from aspiring lawyers

Chair: Jonny Hurst, BPP
 

[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]

 

This session will give us the chance to hear from aspiring lawyers about how they have approached their qualification journey, from choosing a course, to planning their work experience and how that might differ depending on where they want to end up.

 

11:10 - 11:40

Coffee break and networking 

 

11:40 - 12:10

Can you embed work experience in a course and what value does it have?

[Name, organisation]

 

This session will consider some of the ways in which course providers are seeking to leverage pro-bono clinics, sandwich options etc – are they valued by students and employers?

 

12:10 - 12:55 

How does AI change the game for new entrants to the legal profession?

 

Uwais Iqbal 
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]

 

This session will look at the challenges of widening participation in the legal sector and the role that both employers and training and education providers can play in increasing access

 

12:55 - 14:00 

Lunch and networking 

 

14:00 - 15:00 

Breakout 1: The role of local and community employers 

 

[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]

 

This session will look at ......... 

 

Breakout 2: Attracting the best talent internationally

 

[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]

 

In this session we will hear ..... 
 

Breakout 3: Training Contract to QWE?

 

[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]

 

session description
 

15:00 - 15:20 

Tea and comfort break 

 

15:20 - 16:20

The clever or the smart? Academic results, diversity, the SQE and non-traditional routes

 

[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]

 

What are the challenges that students are facing in today's challenging environment? How do they choose their courses and why (with the flexibility of the SQE) are they making those choices? 

 

16:20 - 17:00 

Getting a foot on the ladder – the role of work experience and summer vacation schemes 

 

[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]
[Name, organisation]

 

How can both training providers and employers help aspiring lawyers get on that all important first step on the work experience ladder?

17:00 - 18:00 

Networking drinks 

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Keynote

Who are the speakers?

 

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Widening participation conference session
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Teaching tech
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Employability and QWE
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Student voice