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Law-Exchange.co.uk Shared Resource

  1. 1. The Legal Profession Qualifications and Training
  2. 2. General Principles <ul><li>Both barristers and solicitors require a basic academic degree (LLB) </li></ul><ul><li>Both must then pursue a form of post-academic training </li></ul>
  3. 3. Training Solicitors <ul><li>Law Degree (LLB) </li></ul><ul><li>1-Year LPC </li></ul><ul><li>2-Year Training Period </li></ul><ul><li>Qualify as a solicitor </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Explain the reasons why solicitors follow an LPC and how it benefits them. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Alternative Routes <ul><li>Degree in another subject </li></ul><ul><li>CPE – 1-Year crammed course </li></ul><ul><li>LPC </li></ul><ul><li>2-Year Training Period </li></ul><ul><li>Qualify as a solicitor </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Explain the ‘Non-Graduate’ Route </li></ul>
  5. 5. Criticisms of the Training Process <ul><li>Although the training of solicitors has improved since the 1990 Courts and Legal Services Act , there still remain areas of criticism. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Explain the 3 major criticisms which are highlighted in the textbook </li></ul>
  6. 6. Training Barristers <ul><li>Law Degree (LLB) </li></ul><ul><li>Membership of an Inn of Court </li></ul><ul><li>1-Year Vocational Course </li></ul><ul><li>1-Year Bar Examination Course </li></ul><ul><li>Called to the Bar </li></ul><ul><li>Pupillage (2 x 6 months) </li></ul><ul><li>Q. What routes are available to non-law graduates and non-graduate mature students? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Understanding the Language (Solicitors) <ul><li>Explain/Research EACH of the following terms: </li></ul><ul><li>The training contract for solicitors </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Practice Course </li></ul><ul><li>Common Professional Examination </li></ul>
  8. 8. Understanding the Language (Barristers) <ul><li>Explain/Research EACH of the following terms: </li></ul><ul><li>Inns of Court </li></ul><ul><li>Pupillage </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Called to the Bar </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Silk </li></ul><ul><li>Bar Vocational Course </li></ul>
  9. 9. Extended Study/Research <ul><li>Find information on the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (CLSA). </li></ul><ul><li>What changes did it put in place regarding Barristers and Solicitors? </li></ul><ul><li>How far has it been successful in seeking to improve the legal profession? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Maximising Research <ul><li>In your study of the Legal Profession, make use of </li></ul><ul><li>the following sources: </li></ul><ul><li>ELS textbook/Revision Guides </li></ul><ul><li>www.a-level-law.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.timesonline.co.uk/law </li></ul><ul><li>www.lawsociety.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.barcouncil.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.opsi.gov.uk </li></ul>

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