How are South African law firms responding to Covid-19, has business changed and what the future of law looks like for students and graduates.

Software-as-a-service recruitment platform, Leaply, in partnership with School Advisor and consulting firm Decusatio, will host an inaugural #FutureofLaw digital event on Tuesday 28 July with the aim of allowing law candidates to engage with the country’s top law firms on the future of the industry. 

Tiaan van der Spuy, founder of Leaply says the company has a long-standing relationship with top law firms in the country and over 10,000 law candidates using its system to apply for Articles at these firms. 

‘With physical on-campus career days no longer possible, the opportunities for candidates to engage with their favourite firms are currently extremely limited,’ van der Spuy explains. 

Firms including Bowmans, Weber Wentzel and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr or CDH, will have 15 minutes to present to candidates before a live 10-minute Q&A session is opened to the audience. 

Candidates will be able to ask questions from the comfort of their couch and a more personalised conversation will be had with each law firm in the chatroom where candidates can ask more detailed, individualised questions. 

Investec Private Banking is on board as a sponsor of the webinar and there are prizes to the value of R5 000 up for grabs, including a R2 500 deposit in an Investec PrimeSaver account. 

To join the webinar and stand a chance to win, candidates can sign up and register directly at http://leap.ly/opportunities/445.

With virtual classes, graduations and potential job appointments now being the ‘new normal’ law candidates can find themselves overwhelmed, wondering what the #FutureofLaw will look like, how the industry is adapting to the pandemic and what this means for their career trajectory. 

Law students and graduates are strongly encouraged to be part of the webinar for clarity on their future career in law. 

‘This is our inaugural event and we’ve been extremely fortunate to have the best law firms, panellists’ and sponsors involved. If candidates find the webinar helpful, we will certainly consider hosting more event like this in the future,’ van der Spuy closes. 


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