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what to expect from a summer placement?
Jun 30th, 2006 at 5:05pm
 
what kind of work can i expect at a typical summer placement in a scottish law firm?
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Re: what to expect from a summer placement?
Reply #1 - Jul 27th, 2006 at 4:00pm
 
Well, one thing is for sure - you not likely at all to deal directly with clients' issues.
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Reply #2 - Jul 28th, 2006 at 6:37pm
 
that's not true.  depends on the firm and depends on the fee earner who's looking after you.

its sometimes quite easy to take summer students on conference calls/meetings with clients and introduce them.
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Reply #3 - Jul 29th, 2006 at 8:56pm
 
In one of my previous firms we used to sometimes have law students on placement. We used to get them to do a certain amount of non-legal stuff (like delivering offers, folding mail, photocopying and  lodging things at court) but  mainly we got  them to do legal research, sit in on meetings, sit in at court and review and summarise complex files.
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Reply #4 - Apr 25th, 2008 at 3:20pm
 
I think DeeDee summarises it perfectly; generally, that's what to expect from most firms.
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Reply #5 - Apr 28th, 2008 at 12:42am
 
Another question....

How do I go about creating the best impression on the summer placement in the hope of securing a traineeship?

what's the X factor law firms are looking for in potential lawyers?

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Reply #6 - Apr 28th, 2008 at 8:51pm
 
I think it's fair to say that most firms will look for a similar set of attributes in potential trainees; for example, see Dundas and Wilson's guidance on which qualities you should be honing!

http://www.dundas-wilson.com/join/traineeships_looking.php

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