Urban Lawyers Careers Conference 2018

Urban Lawyers Careers Conference 2018

Urban Lawyers are excited to announce the third Careers Conference for aspiring barristers and solicitors. This year’s conference will take place on 17 November at Herbert Smith Freehills’ London office and tickets are on sale now.

The Urban Lawyers Careers Conference is an all-day interactive event that provides key information and support to those from diverse backgrounds who are considering a career in law and those who are actively pursuing a career as a solicitor or barrister. 

Last year included inspirational panel discussions with influential Barristers and Solicitors including the likes of: Angela Rafferty QC, Grace Ononiwu OBE, Dr Leslie Thomas QC, His Honour Judge Gregory Perrins and other prominent individuals within the legal sphere.

This year Angela Rafferty QC returns with further prestigious law firm partners and leaders in the legal industry who will be announced shortly.

The Conference will also consist of interactive workshops from industry experts and trailblazers focusing on personal and professional development; including:

  • Pupillage and training contract sessions: Interactive sessions led by prominent Solicitors and Barristers providing key guidance and information on how to make your application stand out amongst others.
  • Detailed advice on how to perform well on assessment days and interviews: Informative sessions covering all aspects of successful interviews and assessments days for all legal roles.
  • Sessions on how to build Commercial Awareness: Practical advice on how to effectively develop commercial awareness and use it to your advantage.
  • Personal branding and time management: Key information on how to enhance and take control of your professional brand.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network and engage with representatives from chambers, law firms and legal institutions providing the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and build meaningful relationships.

Whether you are a law student, non-law student, studying the BPTC, LPC or working as a paralegal, this conference is for you! We want to make sure you leave the event with all the information that you need to be successful in gaining that elusive training contract or pupillage so please bring your A game!

Breakfast, Lunch and beverages will be provided as well as information from law firms and chambers.

Tickets are selling out quickly so click here to reserve your place.

About Urban Lawyers

Urban Lawyers is an organisation that makes the law (in its academic, practical and career contexts) more accessible to marginalised groups in society. Urban Lawyers aims to provide inspiration and education to all who have or will come into contact with the law and/or legal profession.

It provides inspiration to law students from non-traditional backgrounds through online resources, networking and educational events and initiatives. It also provides support, finance and facilitates the education of young people about their legal rights and civic responsibilities.