SJS Solicitors offers suitable candidates the opportunity for an internship lasting 3 months. The firm hopes to offer students taking part in this internship a real insight into how a all private client services firm functions from day to day. Paralegals are usually not qualified solicitors yet but carry out the same legal work. At SJS Solicitors, most of our trainee solicitors started as paralegals within the firm and were offered training contracts through merit. During your time with the firm, the work you do will be very varied as you support and assist fee earners through their cases, and within the 3 months, you will carry out work on the following types of cases: Probate & Wills, Family Law, Immigration Law, Property Law & Conveyancing and Civil Litigation. This internship allows a very rare opportunity for successful candidates to be immersed in many services that a private client firm of Solicitors offers.
You must be an undergraduate/graduate who has studied at least some areas of law covered by the firm by the time you start the internship with SJS Solicitors. We consider your integrity, legal skills, motivation and the ability to work with others and in a team.
If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter in support of your application to email@example.com, you should include your dates of availability in the relevant internship period. If your application is considered suitable for the firm, we will invite you for an interview at our offices.
Applications are dealt with in the order they are received by the firm. However, note that there are strict deadlines for applications:
We offer 4 internships a year:
SJS Solicitors will consider applications from suitable candidates for work experience placements as a Junior Paralegal. Through this, SJS Solicitors hopes to allow students an insight into the working life at a firm of solicitors and the working life of a Solicitor. During the week it is likely that you will follow members of SJS Solicitors, assist with their case work, occasionally attend court and have the opportunity to ask the Principal Solicitor questions and benefit from her many years of experience.
You must be either a GCSE, A-Level or Undergraduate student who is aspiring to pursue a career in the law. If you are under the age of 18, parental consent is required.
If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter in support of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, you should include dates of availability in the relevant period.
SJS Solicitors has always operated a very strict equal opportunities policy and any successful candidate for any position will have been selected based on merit alone, and without any reference to gender, race, religious or political views, colour, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.