Solicitors

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Law Mind Map on Solicitors, created by LittleLauren:) on 04/28/2013.
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Solicitors
1 General Facts
1.1 over 100 000 solicitors
1.2 Own professional body: the Law Society
2 Training
2.1 Law degree (LLB, 3 years, 8 parts)
2.2 Legal Practise Course
2.3 2 Year Training Period
2.4 Qualified Solicitor + CPD
2.5 Any Degree
2.5.1 Graduate diploma in law
2.5.1.1 Legal Practise Course
2.5.1.1.1 2 year Training Period
2.5.1.1.1.1 Qulaified Solicitor + CPD
2.6 4 GCSE's
2.7 Institute of Legal Executives (Part 1 + 2)
2.7.1 Be admitted as a fellow of institute of Legal Executives
2.7.1.1 Legal Practise Course
2.7.1.1.1 Qualified solicitor
2.7.1.2 (must be ove age 25 and have worked for 5 years in a solicitors office)
3 Training Contract
3.1 Work in a solicitors firm for two years getting practical experience
3.2 Get paid at a much lower rate than when they are qualified
3.3 Have to complete a 20-day Professional Skills Course
3.4 After the course; join the role of solicitors
3.4.1 After qualifying do Continous Proffesional Development (CPD)
4 Non-graduate route
4.1 4 GCSE's
4.1.1 ILEX
4.1.1.1 Only open to mature students and takes longer
5 Criticisms
5.1 High financial cost
5.2 Discriminates against poorer families
5.2.1 Results in large debts before employment
5.3 25% of lawyers do not have a law degree
5.3.1 Argued that they do not posses enough knowledge
5.4 Too many students obtain the LPC who are unable to obtain a training contract
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