Frequently Asked Questions and their answers for Candidates.

Please note that this FAQ is just for candidates, there is a separate FAQ for Employers.

What is The Legal Recruitment Fair?

Legal Recruitment Fair is a legal job fair – a first of its kind event organized by Law Pundits LLP, aimed exclusively for connecting Law Firms, LPOs and Companies with Candidates who has a law degree and is interested in working in the legal profession. It is conceived and organized by Law Pundits LLP. The first iteration of LRF was held in 2016, the second iteration was held in early 2017. There were several offers that were made during the event.

When will the program be held?

The Legal Recruitment Fair, starting from this year will be held in 4 different seasons throughout the year. The first season registration opens on March 10, 2017 and closes on April 25th. The event will take place between May 10th 2017 to May 12 2017

Where will the program be held?

The Legal Recruitment Fair for the past two years have been taking place in New Delhi and Bangalore, however LRF 3.0, the third iteration of LRF will be taking place online. So, whether you are an experienced lawyer or law student based anywhere in India, you can still get to be interviewed by the employer straight from your home or office through our portal.

So I would not be required to travel for an interview at all?

The last two years when we held it, most of the shortlisted candidates were offered some form of position immediately after the event had taken place. However for some of them, there were further rounds of interview before they were either confirmed or rejected. With LRF 3.0, travel to the employers office will be required only if the employer specifically request your presence.

What are the important dates?

The LRF 3.0 will take place four times between March 10 2017 till February 28th 2018. The important dates are as follows:

SEASON 1:

Registration Start date: March 10th 2017
Registration End date: April 25th 2017
Event Date: May 10th – May 12th 2017

SEASON 2:

Registration Start date: June 1st 2017
Registration End date: July 28th 2017
Event Date: August 7th – August 10th 2017

SEASON 3:

Registration Start date: September 1st 2017
Registration End date: October 27th 2017
Event Date: November 13th – November 16th 2017

SEASON 4:

Registration Start date: December 1st 2017
Registration End date: January 31st 2018             
Event Date: February 5th – February 7th 2018

Which potential employers will be attending LRF?

In the past we had Law Firms, LPOs, Companies that require legal staff. For LRF 3.0, we expect similar profile of employers

Who is eligible to participate?

All qualified lawyers and final year law students enrolled in LLB (due to complete the law program in less than 4 months) and LLM programs nationwide can apply to be considered for attending in LRF.

Are there any charges to apply?

Yes, there is a nominal fee of INR. 999/- per season. You can also opt for a complete package covering the next available season at a nominal fee of INR. 1850/- So, if you are registering for the event in March or April with the complete package you can sit for all the 4 seasons and if you are registering with the complete package, in June or July, then you can sit for Season 2,3 and 4.

You also have the option of opting only for specific seasons, but in that case you would have to pay the nominal fee for each season.

Please Note that once you register and if any candidate wishes to drop out of the Legal Recruitment Fair or if the candidate is not shortlisted, there shall be no refunds.

Does the registration guarantee an Interview?

No. It does not.

What happens after I apply?

Once you apply to attend LRF, we collate your information. The shortlisted employers will be given your CV, who will then indicate if they are interested in interviewing you further. We will then intimate you as to the employers who expressed interest in interviewing you. In case you are interested in the job profile or in being interviewed by the employer who shortlisted you can let us know about it.

How are interview schedules created?

The schedules are created entirely based on the employers who have expressed interest in the candidates they wish to interview and the candidates who confirmed attending the interview at the scheduled time.

How many employers can I apply to?

There is no limit to the number of employers to which a candidate can apply.

What format should I upload the Resume/CV ?

Please ensure that you upload your CV as a word (.doc or .docx) file. Please do not upload it as a PDF. Also make sure that it is named in the mentioned format (name_resume.doc). Please watch our video on Resume

How many interviews will I receive?

This depends greatly on several factors, the need for your background, experience or qualification among the participating entities, the number of employers to whom you submitted your resume, your grades (in some cases), publications, the quality of legal training you received etc. There are candidates who might not be selected at all and others who could have an abundance of interviews. You are encouraged to choose the best job search strategy for you. Legal Recruitment Fair 3.0  should be just one of your options.

How will the interview be conducted?

For LRF 3.0, the interview will be done online. However this will not be the only form of interview. Depending on the employer, they might ask you for further rounds face to face.

Am I guaranteed an interview spot?

No, it entirely depends on the employer. Law Pundits have no control over it.

I took my first degree in Law from a lesser known university or law school, would that limit my chances for an interview?

Not necessarily, if your career background matches that of what an employer is looking for, it would not matter.

What other things do I need to know?

  • Do not contact employers directly. If you need additional information or clarification, even after reading the FAQ, contact Law Pundits LLP. The majority of employers do not want to receive calls from candidates prior to the program, this might even work to your disadvantage.
  • Be able to clearly explain the procedure for employment in your case, how your educational system works (grades, rank, bar exam, etc.), and the courses you are taking. Also, be ready to answer the frequently asked question, “So why did you decide to get an LLB/LLM degree?”
  • Start gathering law school transcripts, writing samples, and references now. Be sure to ask references whether you may use their names.
  • Read employer information thoroughly, and prepare intelligent questions based on this information. Do not ask questions which have been covered in the materials provided. Be ready to discuss the reason for your interest in the employer!

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