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Event Spotlight: Future Lawyers

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Welcome to the official highlights page for Bright Network Future Lawyers. A virtual event exclusively for penultimate year law students – meaning you only have one chance to attend! It’s tailored to help those looking to take their first steps in the sector, get the basics in the bag and forge new legal connections. This event is an invaluable experience for those wanting to launch their legal future!

“Attending the future lawyers networking event will be one of the best decisions of my recent academic career. It allowed me to meet like-minded, ambitious individuals and interact with representatives from the top law firms around the UK” – Harry, 2023 attendee

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Bright Network HQ? Take a look at how the team delivered Future Lawyers 2023…

Standing out from the crowd

With Law being highly competitive, we know it’s important to be able to get ahead whilst completing your studies. Not only does Future Lawyers provided tailored advice from legal experts, but also the unique opportunity to get recognised by the leading firms attending.

Introducing the awards: Community Champion, Dedication, Outstanding Achievement. You can nominate yourself to win these awards during the application process. It’s a fantastic way to enhance your CV as well as demonstrate that you’re proactive, hardworking, and committed to launching your future in Law.

That’s not all! Through attending, you can also be in with the chance of winning a 1:1 coffee chat with one of firms in attendance. This gives you a great chance to follow-up on conversations during the event, ask more in-depth questions and solidify your new legal connections. 

What to expect from life in the sector

Ever wondered how leaders in the sector have made it to the top? Hear about their experiences and follow in their footsteps…

Throughout the day you can expect to collect nuanced insights that you can highlight on your future applications. Through dedicated networking sessions, you’ll learn about the career journeys of current trainees, solicitors, partners, and Early Careers teams, as well as what it takes to secure a coveted vacation scheme. Such first-hand knowledge is something you won’t be able to find on a firm’s website – putting you at a distinct advantage when kickstarting your career.

“Not only did this event advise on the skills and knowledge for successful applications, but the firms personally gave an insight into what they offer us, engaging with questions in detailed and thought-out answers” - Eliza, 2023 attendee

Which route? What firm?

From our research, we know that, when considering an employer, members value diversity & inclusion, growth & progression and benefits among many others. Future Lawyers brings together a host of firms readily available to answer your questions, so you can find an employer that matches your goals and leave with a better idea of where you envision your future!

Attending events like Future Lawyers, is a unique chance to get your foot in the door with magic circle, specialist and international firms and start exploring your options. With so many options and routes, Future Lawyers is a great place to start!

Sound exciting? Check out how to attend the next Bright Network event here.

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