Tony Angel: Meeting the needs of Generation Y
Legal Week reports
For hundreds of years, solicitors’ training followed the apprenticeship model. Aspiring lawyers started as apprentices (articled clerks), became journeymen (employed solicitors) and finally, if they performed well enough, became master craftsmen (partners). In exchange for their fee, articled clerks were taken on, trained and mentored by particular partners. Although formal training did not exist, high gearing levels were rare; so personal, if sometimes idiosyncratic, attention was pretty well assured.
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