Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Law Society has updated the recruitment procedure in order to facilitate equitable and a timely process for all participants. The Law Society is abridging recruitment timelines and staggering its process for students by asking employers to collect applications on two separate dates, depending if the student falls under Group A or Group B. NCA Candidates and individuals studying in law schools abroad would fall into Group B.
Important Deadlines for Group B Candidates include:
- Application deadline of Monday January 25, 2021 at 5:00PM
- Application for interviews on Monday January 25, 2021 at 5:00PM
- March 2, 2021 is the commencement of Interview Week
The Law Society advises there will be no recruitment activities between Monday January 18 at 5:00pm to Tuesday March 2, 2021 at 8:00am except for scheduling of on-campus interviews, and recruitment activities during the March 2, interview week. During this time period, applicants should except to hear back that either a) the firm will or will not be interviewing a student during the March 2 interview week, b) that the interviewing will be conducted with these Procedures and c) that it will or will not be inviting that student to a meal, reception or similar event during March 2 interview week. Candidates should not except to hear from law firms prior 8:00am Monday February 22, 2021 as per the Law Society’s recommendation.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Law Society is suggesting for remote interviews however cannot regulate the manner in which schools and employees conduct interviews.