Solicitors Offer Career Advice To Coventry’s Budding Legal Eagles

Roadshow Heading to West Midlands Schools

10.06.2011

A leading national law firm is offering Coventry youngsters the chance to find out more about life as a modern day solicitor, when it brings its Careers Roadshow to schools in the West Midlands.

Organised by the Birmingham office of Irwin Mitchell, the event is an opportunity for local youngsters to discover that there’s more to a legal career than court rooms and bundles of legal documents.

Sara Burns, a Partner and medical law expert with Irwin Mitchell who is running the road show said: “The events will include talks about the legal profession and practical examples of everyday work undertaken by solicitors. Although we are mainly aiming the roadshow at students aged 14 and over, it’s never too early to think about a future career so we will be welcoming younger students, as well as youngsters with learning disabilities.”

The Careers Roadshow has already visited Hereward College and Cardinal Newman College. On 15th June students from Cardinal Wiseman School will be attending the event as part of a careers day at Coventry University’s Techno Centre. The Irwin Mitchell Roadshow will also be at King Henry VIII School, which is based in Coventry city centre on 17th June.

Former St Francis R C schoolgirl, Laura Daly, who was born and brought up in Coventry and is now a trainee solicitor with Irwin Mitchell, said: “I’m really pleased to be going back to my home city to hopefully inspire students to consider a career in the legal profession. Many people have a preconceived idea of what being a solicitor entails. When I was a student I had no idea just how varied the job could be. The Careers Roadshow will hopefully show local students that being a solicitor is a challenging yet rewarding job and no day is ever the same.

“It is great that we have been given the opportunity to provide clear and straight forward advice to students in schools and colleges and to be able to answer any questions that they might have. We have already had some very enthusiastic feedback from the two colleges we have already visited and it was excellent to see so many youngsters wanting to take part.”