The Same the World Over


Simon Myerson at Pupillage and How to Get It is talking about BVCs (Bar vocational courses) and whether they are worth a damn (at least, that’s my understanding of what he’s talking about, but we are two blogs divided by a common language). I hope that some day I will understand the British way of training and raising trial lawyers, because I’m sure there are some lessons we Yanks can learn from it. Until then, however, I’d like to call the American trial lawyers’ attention to the last paragraph of Simon’s post and ask them: does this sound like your life?:

I shall deal with the sift when I’m not doing an opening in a particularly unpleasant cruelty case, whilst simultaneously preparing to cross-examine 4 medical experts in a second case and trying to sort out a strike-out application in a third. Of course, like all barristers, when I’m not that busy I panic that no one wants me.


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