Apprenticeships for the legal professionPosted: 10th of February 2016 by Lynette Daly
The legal profession includes a huge variety of job roles and a fulfilling career in the legal profession is available through an apprenticeship programme.
The legal profession in England and Wales employs approximately 16,000 barristers, 110,000 solicitors, 7,000 chartered legal executives and 5,000 other legal professionals. Find out more about the legal services apprenticeship here.
Level of apprenticeship: Advanced and higher
There are 7 pathways available: – Criminal prosecution, civil litigation, employment practice, family practice, property, private client practice, paralegal practice.
Understanding the pathways:
- Criminal Prosecution is about the filing of criminal cases.
- Civil Litigation deals with disputes between two or more parties who may be seeking criminal damages or other sanctions.
- Employment Practice is about the law relating to employment.
- Family Practice relates to law about families and child care.
- Property is about the law as it relates to land and conveyancing.
- Private Client Practice focuses on law relating to wills and succession.
- Paralegal Practice is a general pathway for those who are working within different legal contexts.
Job roles that you might have as a legal apprenitces: Paralegal officer, Paralegal assistant, junior paralegal, civil litigation assistant, legal adviser, trainee legal executive.
Qualifications that you will study for as a legal apprentice: The qualifications available will depend on the pathway that is chosen, but they include: Level 3 certificate in Criminal Prosecution Casework, Level 3 certificate in knowledge of Criminal Prosecution Procedures, Level 3 Diploma in providing legal services, Level 3 Certificate in Civil Litigation, Level 3 Certificate in Employment Practice, Level 3 Certificate in Family Practice, Level 3 Certificate in Property, Level 3 Certificate in Private Client Practice and the Level 3 Cert in Paralegal Practice.
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