Thursday 1 December, 9:30am to 11am, taking place virtually
Welcome to the second in the 2022-23 series of The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy, a partnership with BARBRI and various leading law firms, designed to help boost students’ business and legal sector knowledge as they apply for training contracts.
The next Academy session takes place on the morning of Thursday 1 December exploring the dynamic between lawyers and their clients, delivered by Jonathan Woods, associate from the London office of leading US law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Time: 9:30am to 11am
Location: Virtual event
Level: Students, Graduates
Jonathan will break down key themes in this area including:
• The key differences working in-house vs. private practice
• How solicitors win work
• The relationship between lawyers and their clients
• Core skills essential to building strong ties with clients
Also up for discussion will be how students need to be thinking about this key tenet of commercial awareness as they apply for vacation schemes and training contracts.
Following the talk there will be an audience Q&A, hosted by BARBRI’s senior director of business development Victoria Cromwell to ensure full understanding of the topic. There will then be virtual networking with the BARBRI SQE team.
This is the second in a new series of five Commercial Awareness Academy sessions, running from October 2022 through to late spring 2023. After each session you will be required to sit a short test to demonstrate your understanding of the topic. If you pass all five tests, you will receive a certificate of completion.