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Trainee Solicitor Programme

Trainee Solicitor Programme

Your Future with ALG

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Our award winning Trainee Solicitor Programme will equip you with the skill set and the knowledge you need to start to your career as a lawyer.

As a trainee solicitor at ALG, you can expect to receive excellent training in the practical application of the law from the moment you begin your career with us. We invest in your on-going development as a lawyer and as a trusted business adviser, because we know how important it is to reach your full potential. We provide a programme of development for each career stage, enabling everyone at ALG to be the best at what they do.

ALG School of Business and Law

Our school provides an integrated development programme for every stage of your legal career at ALG – from trainee solicitor to partner. Each programme builds technical legal skills alongside executive business skills.

Mentorship and feedback

We provide formal and informal feedback to discuss your progress and areas of development you would like to focus on. You are also paired with a mentor, a ‘go to’ person to help you get the most from your traineeship.

Practice

You complete 4 seats in various departments – Disputes & Investigations, Commercial Property, Corporate and M&A, ESG, Finance, Taxation, Pensions and Pro Bono. This allows you to learn through practice, discover your areas of interest and your strengths.

Core programme

In each seat you will participate in training sessions designed specifically for trainee solicitors. These include workshops, practice group insights, core legal development training, commercial awareness, advocacy and other legal and business skills.
Escalate

Escalate is the firm’s three year programme for trainee solicitors and is the first stage of your career development with the firm. As a trainee solicitor at ALG, you are encouraged to own your development and maximise your opportunities. We know that being an excellent lawyer means more than just knowing the law. Our three year Escalate Programme supports your development as a trainee solicitor and enables you to develop the legal, business, people and communication skills you need to be a successful corporate lawyer. In each year of your traineeship you will build and practice your skills in these areas.

Escalate
Pro Bono rotation
Pro Bono rotation

ALG introduced a new trainee rotation in its pro bono practice in April 2020 - the first of its kind in Ireland. Our new pro bono trainees will work closely with charities, not-for-profit organisations and pro bono partners in managing and providing this service. The rotation will help them to develop skills in client care, project management and most importantly legal research, drafting and advocacy. Find out more about our pro bono practice below.

Who can apply

Our Trainee Solicitor Programme is open to graduates from all academic disciplines who are final year undergraduates, post graduates and those who have successfully obtained a third level degree qualification.

Who can apply
How to apply
How to apply

Applications for our Dublin Trainee Solicitor Programme are now closed.

To ensure you are as prepared as possible, we have put together some hints and tips around our recruitment process.

These tips are designed to give you a general direction on the application and assessment process and some general focus for your interview preparation.

FAQs

Browse our list of our frequently asked questions to find out more about our Trainee Solicitor Programme.

FAQs

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