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    First year UG, thought I would just go around asking a) If firm x has any first year opportunities and b) qualities they especially look for, what they want from their lawyers.

    I am very busy at present so I can't really prep for each firm as there are many and I am not even sure on the solicitor/barrister route yet.

    Worth going still? Advice on any other questions?

    Many thanks in advance
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    If you say you are busy now and you ain't got time to prepare for each firm then you might as well not apply... Practicing Law in a firm will drain you completely based on your time such as social or productive work... Its a big task which you plan on signing up to considering most people apply to firms due to the money but are not fit to handle the stress and work amounts which they will be given :/
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    (Original post by Chichaldo)
    First year UG, thought I would just go around asking a) If firm x has any first year opportunities and b) qualities they especially look for, what they want from their lawyers.

    I am very busy at present so I can't really prep for each firm as there are many and I am not even sure on the solicitor/barrister route yet.

    Worth going still? Advice on any other questions?

    Many thanks in advance
    That’s fine - you aren’t really expected to rears her each firm. It’s just really an initial introduction.

    Most people just go for the freebies, so your questions will be more than fine.
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    (Original post by Chichaldo)
    First year UG, thought I would just go around asking a) If firm x has any first year opportunities and b) qualities they especially look for, what they want from their lawyers.

    I am very busy at present so I can't really prep for each firm as there are many and I am not even sure on the solicitor/barrister route yet.

    Worth going still? Advice on any other questions?

    Many thanks in advance
    Other questions can include stuff on the firm's culture (though it's likely you will get the same answers), the average number of hours worked by trainees (and whether there have been any all-nighters), and what the best deal a trainee has worked on has been (make sure that you clarify that you're not looking for specifics - just an overview so that you get a sense of what transactions are like. The specifics might be confidential).

    My questions tend to be a bit edgier, but only when I'm talking to trainees who are less likely to report me to HR and/or sit at a future interview.
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    Portable charger, earphones and a memory stick rank highly with food for freebies.

    (Original post by J-SP)
    That’s fine - you aren’t really expected to rears her each firm. It’s just really an initial introduction.

    Most people just go for the freebies, so your questions will be more than fine.
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