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Chambers Results

We have received a total of a 100 new sign ups! and over 60 people have entered their results providing a much welcomed snapshot of interviews, rejections and those chambers who haven’t yet responded to pupillage applications.

In order to keep the graph as up to date and clear as possible we will be removing anyone’s ‘No reply’ results which have not been updated in the last 7 days.

Remember the graph is as only good as the information put into it, so please keep updating.

Keep the results coming

Thank you everyone who has helped with the Chambers data. It has been nice to see that the lack of reply is in fact normal for some Chambers, and I am hoping that you are getting something from the results too.

There are also some interesting results, QEB still seems odd to me, with more interviews than rejects! I think the rest is as expected, a lot with interviews and rejects going out at the same time. It is my guess that the ones that are Red and green are holding off to see how interview take-up is.

Chambers Data

Who’s tired of the pupillage rumour mill?

“so and so chambers are holding interviews”

“I got rejected from [blah] chambers”

“I haven’t heard anything”

Well we here at legal girl has come up with a possible solution, by having students fill out a form detailing the repsonses they have revcived so far.


Go to the Chambers Data article to find out more.

Middle Temple Garden Party 16 July 2009

Ok people tickets for the Middle Temple garden party have recently gone on sale so get yours now.

With live music, champagne & Pimms, al fresco canapés and strawberries & cream, this is going to be one of the Inn’s biggest events of the summer.

Court Visit

As a form of revision for my Advocacy 2 & 3 exams I took a trip to my local Crown Court to see how the professionals do it.

The first obstacle was choosing a court where an actual trial would be taking place. This is where came in handy as it had many of the court listing for that day and even the updated lists.

Once arriving at court I got to witness firstly the different 'at the courtroom door' conferences between barristers and clients and secondly how different clients reacted from the overly confident to the extremely nervous.

Legal Action Heroes

I was having a conversation with beagle about 'BabyBarista' after discovering his identity, and then it occurred to me that with names such as 'Legalgirl', 'beagle' and 'BabyBarista' we sounded like a band of Legal Action Heroes.

Feel free to add your own Legal Action Hero suggestions.

When Cases Go Bad

On a recent court visit I got to see the difficulties that a barrister can experience when faced with either a weak case or a very difficult client and its effects on both the barristers out of court preparation and in court performance.

In the case I viewed the defence barrister had both these hurdles to overcome. Firstly the evidence against his client was very strong and secondly the client was not being honest, kept changing his story and forcing his barrister to take fresh and contradicting instructions frequently.

New - News Aggregator

Look left, and you'll see a new menu item has arrived. Its a news aggregator, which takes news from many law releated web sites and puts them into one big list, on one page.

You should be able to get a feel for the article from the news agrigated on this page, to decide if you want to go to the site and read on.

I know a few Blog writers have the opinion that sending people off to other blogs is silly, as they may not come back to the original site, but my plan is to make the site usefull, and missing out content doesn't work for me.

OLPAS - 23 hours extra

If this concerns you, chances are you know about this already!

'Due to the unprecedented volume of data being submitted to the system the applications DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED.
The application deadline is now 1.00 pm Friday 1 May.'

So, everyone has an extra 23 hours to submit their OLPAS applications, SO get typing!

Buy a reply..

Whilst searching for information on chambers for my pupillage applications, I spotted a few sites that claim to provide a service helping write responses for your application form.

This in turn drew my attention to the Bar Council's warning on the front page of the pupillage portal.

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