All Candidate Attorneys are required to serve a period of articles, usually two years, before becoming eligible to be admitted to practice. during that time they must pass the Attorneys’ Admission exams. More importantly, they have the opportunity for practical training under a principal attorney. It is a period where the aspirant attorney learns the trade, gains experience, and becomes familiar with the daily demands of a professional career.
This completely revised and updated second edition of the popular handbook for candidate attorneys effectively bridges the gap between the university campus, with its emphasis on theoretical knowledge, and the working environment, which requires hands on application of that knowledge. Written in a user-friendly style, there are handy checklists, helpful hints and plenty of sensible advice on just about everything the young candidate should know. From time management to office behaviour, from conducting consultations to court appearances, from time-keeping to billing procedures, dealing with sheriffs and briefing advocates, this guide spells out common sense on every page.
A directory of courts and other bodies such as Bargaining Councils, the Public Protector, Family Advocates, deeds offices and the National Consumer Tribunal are included, as well as useful websites. Continuous legal education and lifelong learning is an inherent part of a career in the law. This excellent book is the ideal companion to instil that in fledgling practitioners from the outset.