Law

law2Opportunity Foundation was originally founded out of the needs of those from disadvantaged backgrounds to access the legal profession. It quickly became apparent that the entry-barriers were wider and not limited to those from disadvantaged backgrounds and included Legal trainees, pupils, graduates and postgraduates, paralegals, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Common Professional Examination (CPE), Law Degree (LLB) Legal Practice Course (LPC), Bar Vocational Course (BVC) and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CiLEX), NALP, graduates having successfully completed their academic and vocational stages find that their employability or access to the professions is limited.

 

There is therefore no shortage of talent in the legal market. Colleges, universities, authorized education centers and distance-learning institutions provide quality academic training for aspiring legal professionals. There are also low entry barriers to completing the vocational stages towards barrister (Bar Vocation stage), Solicitors (Legal Practice Course), Cilex. However, after passing their exams and completing the vocational stage, graduates and post-graduates need a training contract, pupillage or to build up a record documenting their practical work experience proving their competency. To achieve this, they need additional training provided by law firms, chambers or other suitable organisation with an appropriate portfolio of senior qualified staff and practice licences. Opportunity Foundation is established to facilitate this through it partnerships. This program is designed to strategically guide legal professionals in their journey to becoming the best in their preferred practice areas. They will develop practical and hands-on experience in those preferred practice areas with supervision from the best professionals in that area.

 

Partnerships

Our Directors are members of these regulatory bodies, confirming their professionalism, as well as the fact that they adhere to the highest standards of practice and ethical conduct determined by the organisation:

  • General Council of the Bar in England and Wales
  • Solicitors Regulatory Authority in England and Wales
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chartered Institute of Paralegals

Opportunity Seekers

Those studying/studied or intend to study for

  • QLD
  • LPC
  • BVC
  • GDL/CPE
  • CILEX
  • Paralegals
  • Legal Secretaries

Strategy

Our Strategy includes

  • Internship, placements and work experience with law firms
  • Ongoing complimentary professional career development support
  • Engaging established strategic partnerships between employers and graduate trainees to nurture and develop a mutual working relationship
  • Targeted conferences, workshops, events to foster the employability of individuals aspiring for a career in the legal profession

Pre Qualification In-Work Experience Requirement:

BODY PRE QUALIFICATION IN-WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
The Bar Council of England and Wales http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/becoming-a-barrister/how-to-become-a-barrister/pupillage/
The Law Society of England and Wales http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/law-careers/becoming-a-solicitor/training-contracts/
Solicitors Regulation AUthority http://www.sra.org.uk/trainees/training-contract.page
Chartered Institute of legal Executives http://www.cilex.org.uk/membership/getting_qualified.aspx
Chartered institute of Arbitrators https://www.ciarb.org/membership/chartered-arbitrator