No prior authorized information or expertise required
Anybody, even these with out prior authorized information or expertise, will quickly be capable of expertise life as a magic circle trainee with Slaughter and May’s new digital programme.
The agency’s ‘Digital Perception Programme’, which launches subsequent week, on Forage, a digital training supplier previously referred to as InsideSherpa, will see customers full 5 duties that simulate the “multi-specialist” work of a Slaughters trainee. To display that trainees typically work on a couple of matter without delay, 4 of those duties observe the story of a fictional takeover whereas the fifth focuses on a separate transaction.
The duties will embody a industrial consciousness multiple-choice questionnaire; responding to a request for proposal (RfP) by making ready a part of a pitch doc; creating a call tree for a shopper to make use of to develop an app primarily based on the Bribery Act 2010; checking a draft Heads of Phrases (the doc which units out the phrases of a industrial transaction agreed in precept throughout negotiations) for sense, spelling, punctuation and grammar; and drafting an attendance be aware after listening to a brief shopper name with a number of attendees.
The programme — which is open to anybody and requires no prior authorized information or expertise — permits contributors to achieve a larger understanding into what a trainee does day-to-day and the way a legislation agency, like Slaughter and Could, operates. As soon as accomplished, contributors obtain a certificates and may embody the programme on their CV.
A spokesperson from Slaughter and Could stated:
“We’re delighted that we’ll be launching our Digital Perception Programme with Forage subsequent week. The programme has been specifically designed to supply an perception into what legal professionals do on a day-to-day foundation. The programme requires no prior authorized information and is open to everybody. It’s a nice alternative for people to find if a profession in legislation, and at Slaughter and Could, is true for them.”
The agency isn’t the primary magic circle member to supply digital work expertise to the plenty. Final yr, Clifford Chance launched a year-round global virtual work experience programme, open to all college college students from the UK, EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific, whereas Linklaters prolonged its online internship to sixth-formers. Allen & Overy is reportedly contemplating launching an analogous programme.