George Green LLP Hosts Law Taster Days
George Green LLP, one of the Midlands’ leading law firms, is busy encouraging and inspiring local students to consider a career in law by providing a series of” Law Taster Days at their Cradley Heath office. The scheme involves Sixth form students from local schools and colleges considering reading law at university spending a day with the firm.
The students taking part in the Taster Days this year are drawn from King Edward VI College, Windsor Sixth Form and Ormiston Forge Academy.
Alex-Jayne Lowe, Partner commented ‘At George Green we believe it is important to engage with the local community and wanted to offer a thoughtful and targeted opportunity to local students so they will be better informed about the options available to them in the legal profession and have a deeper understanding of the skills needed to be a lawyer before applying to universities. We asked our current Trainee Solicitors what information and tasks they would have found most beneficial at that stage and tailored the sessions accordingly’.
Jenny Watkins, a Trainee Solicitor, said 'we began by asking the students what they knew about the legal profession and discussed the range of services we offer to clients. The students were then asked to identify errors in a legal document and followed this with a comprehension exercise, in which they answered technical questions in relation to a more complex document. The students were then given an insight into the typical day of a Trainee Solicitor and took the opportunity to network with various solicitors, including Partners and Heads of Department, during lunch. The students were also informed of routes into qualification and finished the day by preparing for and participating in a mock trial'.
David Stevenson, Chief Executive at George Green commented 'a career in the law can offer so much in terms of challenge and opportunity. Law is not on many School curricula and we are keen to help students gain an early insight to the work of a lawyer and the inside of a law firm so they are better enabled to make informed decisions about their future direction. We have been impressed with the level of interest and questions posed by the students. Good luck to all of those who choose to commence the journey to qualify as a solicitor.'
George Green LLP received positive feedback from the students who attended the session with one commenting ‘I have really enjoyed the experience and have found out a wide range of useful information and built up my confidence.’
Pictures from the Law Taster Days on the [10th, October 2016 and the 17th, October 2018]:
Pictured:Trainee Solicitor, Romin Sattar, Trainee Solicitor, Emma Barton, Trainee Solicitor, Jenny Watkins, Students from King Edward VI College and Partner Alex-Jayne Lowe
Pictured:Trainee Solicitor, Jade Langford, Trainee Solicitor, Kirsty Roberts, Students from King Edward VI College and Partner Alex-Jayne Lowe
Pictured:Trainee Solicitor, Romin Sattar, Trainee Solicitor, Emma Barton,Trainee Solicitor, Jenny Watkins, Students from Windsor Sixth Form and Partner Alex-Jayne Lowe
Pictured:Trainee Solicitor, Aimee Stokes, Trainee Solicitor, Kirsty Roberts, Students from Ormiston Forge Academy and Partner Alex-Jayne Lowe