Have you ever wanted to experience life with a leading law firm?
DQ Advocates is to run Insight Days this Easter with local A-level students from each of the Island’s secondary schools offered the opportunity to experience day-to-day life in an active legal environment.
Students will be able to meet and network with representatives across all levels of the firm, explore how their skills and knowledge might apply to the world of law and take part in various sessions. These will range from a partner overview and hearing about the daily life of a trainee to an advocacy workshop and how to succeed with applications and in interviews.
Andrew Harding, Director at DQ said: ‘The Insight Days are something we are very enthusiastic about and want to share and provide young people with a strong sense of what it really means to be part of our firm. The ability to meet advocates and learn about the different work they do, providing a platform to develop certain skills such as analysis and debate without the need to know any law before the day, is invaluable.
‘Whether you’ve set your heart on law or are still deciding if it’s the right path for you, this programme should help many students make a decision.’
Andrew Harding continued: ‘We recognise the importance of practical work placement for those considering a career in law but also realise it is increasingly difficult to obtain relevant legal work experience on the Isle of Man.
‘Networking with partners, trainees and our associates via workshops and presentations at the Insight Days will provide students with the ability to develop connections with advocates and learn how to promote themselves most efficiently. Who knows, it may lead to some applying for our Summer Internship Scheme or boost their CV to obtain other work experience.
‘All in all, this is a great opportunity for A-level students to discover if our culture and working environment is right for them, meet our team and get a feel for the kind of challenges they could be taking on full-time.’
Insight Days will be run during the Easter Holidays with up to 10 students from each school invited.