CILEx in Wales

25 October 2012

CILEx projects in Wales

As a membership organisation committed to supporting all its members, wherever they may be, we have recently been involved in a number of projects to encourage vocational legal training in Wales.

Legal Apprenticeships

After great success in helping law firms set up their own legal ‘apprenticeships’, Regional Liaison Officer for Wales, Lynne Squires has helped create an ‘apprenticeship’ programme for Watkins and Gunn, which will see four aspiring lawyers have full funding for studying towards becoming qualified Chartered Legal Executives.

More about that programme can be found on our media pages.

The apprenticeship also received some positive press coverage too, samples of which can be found at the following links:

If you’d like to know more about CILEx apprenticeships and how CILEx can help benefit employers with staff training, then you can find out more at our employers pages.

Supporting Pro Bono

We’ve also worked hard in Wales to ensure that CILEx students get the chance to gain valuable experience via a new Pro Bono clinic.

The scheme, which CILEx has helped set up with Cardiff Vale College, Darwin Gray, Thomas Simon Solicitors and Supporting Independent Living (STTEPS), will be launched during Pro Bono week (5-10 November) and will actively engage students studying to become Chartered Legal Executives at Cardiff Vale College with local law firms to enable them to get hands on experience with important and vital pro bono work.