Starred Thread Awards (opportunity to win a free month of TCLA Premium!)

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Hi all,

We are introducing a new opportunity to win one of TCLA's coveted 'Forum Winner' awards this month πŸ˜€

@George Maxwell, @AvniD, @Jessica Booker and I work hard to address all of the queries that arise throughout the forum, especially on threads which seek expertise on certain issues! We often do a pretty good job too (at least the three of them do) ;)

Nevertheless, it is very clear that the most remarkable resource for issues relating to application experiences, commercial knowledge educational situations and more is all of you 😍 The members of the TCLA forum absolutely have more to offer than the mere four of us!

With this in mind, we are introducing an additional opportunity for you all to win a free month of TCLA Premium and you will have this opportunity on a regular basis. Many of you know about our current 'Forum Winner' awards where TCLA members are rewarded for excellent contributions to the forum throughout the preceding week.

Now, we are introducing an additional award for members who are able to respond to threads which @AvniD, @Jessica Booker, @George Maxwell and I identify as requiring outside expertise. When the four of us see a thread that we feel we cannot provide the most thorough response to, then I will add three stars either side of the thread's title and it will be posted here!

You will then all have seven full days (until 11:59pm on the seventh day) to check out the thread and see whether perhaps you are able to offer a better response than we have done, or whether you are able to provide one at all! After the seventh day deadline, we will then choose the best response to the thread and the member who posted it will be entitled to a free month of TCLA premium :)

We are very excited to hear all of your expertise over the coming weeks - scroll to the bottom of this thread to see the latest Starred Thread awards up for grabs!!
 
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To start with we have identified two threads where we would like to hear your insight (please post your responses within the relevant thread):

1. β˜†β˜†β˜† Texas Two-Step β˜†β˜†β˜†
2. β˜†β˜†β˜† Bruce Springsteen Music Catalogue β˜†β˜†β˜†

You will notice that @Jessica Booker has already responded to the second thread - but that's okay! She challenges you to provide an even better response :D

The deadline for responding to these two threads in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Wednesday February 16th!

Happy responding!
 
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To start with we have identified two threads where we would like to hear your insight (please post your responses within the relevant thread):

1. β˜†β˜†β˜† Texas Two-Step β˜†β˜†β˜†
2. β˜†β˜†β˜† Bruce Springsteen Music Catalogue β˜†β˜†β˜†

You will notice that @Jessica Booker has already responded to the second thread - but that's okay! She challenges you to provide an even better response :D

The deadline for responding to these two threads in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Wednesday February 16th!

Happy responding!
Hi everyone, remember that the deadline for being considered for a free month of TCLA premium by adding an excellent response to one of these two threads is 11:59pm tomorrow - just over 24 hours from now!

I look forward to seeing any further additions to the discussion :)
 
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    To start with we have identified two threads where we would like to hear your insight (please post your responses within the relevant thread):

    1. β˜†β˜†β˜† Texas Two-Step β˜†β˜†β˜†
    2. β˜†β˜†β˜† Bruce Springsteen Music Catalogue β˜†β˜†β˜†

    You will notice that @Jessica Booker has already responded to the second thread - but that's okay! She challenges you to provide an even better response :D

    The deadline for responding to these two threads in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Wednesday February 16th!

    Happy responding!
    And there was me thinking the stars were just there missing their stripey friends. Really, I thought there was some patriotism for the old stetson-wielding two-steppers! Still, Now I know. ;)🀣🀣
     

    James Carrabino

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    To start with we have identified two threads where we would like to hear your insight (please post your responses within the relevant thread):

    1. β˜†β˜†β˜† Texas Two-Step β˜†β˜†β˜†
    2. β˜†β˜†β˜† Bruce Springsteen Music Catalogue β˜†β˜†β˜†

    You will notice that @Jessica Booker has already responded to the second thread - but that's okay! She challenges you to provide an even better response :D

    The deadline for responding to these two threads in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Wednesday February 16th!

    Happy responding!
    Congratulations to @IRO and @gilo for becoming the first two Starred Thread Award winners!! Please reach out to @Jaysen to claim your free month of TCLA Premium :)

    I have now removed the stars from these two threads but look out for our next Starred Threads!
     

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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following two starred threads:

    1. β˜†β˜†β˜† SQE1 – FLK1 and FLK2 β˜†β˜†β˜†
    2. β˜†β˜†β˜† Remote / Campus Studying for GDPL? β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are seeking responses based on knowledge and expertise relating to the questions in the above threads - so the first question, for example, is really looking for individuals who took the first SQE exam last November! You will all have seven full days to give your best possible answers and we will assess each response to ensure that it is not only the best of those given, but one that can be deemed to be truly informative to all readers of the thread! It is possible that we choose to make no Starred Thread awards in any given week.

    Have a look at winning posts from last week here and here, which both serve as excellent examples of the kind of responses to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to these two threads in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Sunday February 27th :)
     
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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following two starred threads:

    1. β˜†β˜†β˜† SQE1 – FLK1 and FLK2 β˜†β˜†β˜†
    2. β˜†β˜†β˜† Remote / Campus Studying for GDPL? β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are seeking responses based on knowledge and expertise relating to the questions in the above threads - so the first question, for example, is really looking for individuals who took the first SQE exam last November! You will all have seven full days to give your best possible answers and we will assess each response to ensure that it is not only the best of those given, but one that can be deemed to be truly informative to all readers of the thread! It is possible that we choose to make no Starred Thread awards in any given week.

    Have a look at winning posts from last week here and here, which both serve as excellent examples of the kind of responses to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to these two threads in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Sunday February 27th :)
    Congratulations @Jon_Er and @Alison C for winning the awards for these two starred threads! I have removed the stars on these and new starred threads will be coming soon, so look out for them :)
     

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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following two starred threads:

    1. β˜†β˜†β˜† Shaky LPC Interviewing & Advising performance β˜†β˜†β˜†
    2. β˜†β˜†β˜† Schedule 13G and open market repurchases β˜†β˜†β˜†

    To win the award for the first thread, we are ideally looking for someone who has experience with the LPC at BPP who can provide insight on the scenario being discussed for the benefit of other users. An excellent answer would outline the full question asked and provide a thorough response, whilst also addressing the queries of the first two posts.

    With the second thread, we are looking for users to answer the question comprehensively and the best answers will elicit further discussion around the topic!

    Have a look at winning posts from last week here and here, which both serve as excellent examples of the kind of responses to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to these two threads in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Sunday March 27th :)
     
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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following two starred threads:

    1. β˜†β˜†β˜† Shaky LPC Interviewing & Advising performance β˜†β˜†β˜†
    2. β˜†β˜†β˜† Schedule 13G and open market repurchases β˜†β˜†β˜†

    To win the award for the first thread, we are ideally looking for someone who has experience with the LPC at BPP who can provide insight on the scenario being discussed for the benefit of other users. An excellent answer would outline the full question asked and provide a thorough response, whilst also addressing the queries of the first two posts.

    With the second thread, we are looking for users to answer the question comprehensively and the best answers will elicit further discussion around the topic!

    Have a look at winning posts from last week here and here, which both serve as excellent examples of the kind of responses to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to these two threads in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Sunday March 27th :)
    Congratulations on this week's Starred Thread Award winner, @FAH99, who wrote a couple of excellent posts in response to the discussion in the first thread! See below for a new Starred Thread Award for the coming week!
     

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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following starred thread:

    β˜†β˜†β˜† Gaining industry work experience β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are looking for TCLA members who may have suggestions on applying for industry work experience!

    Have a look at last week's winning post here, which serves as an example of the kind of response to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to this thread in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Monday April 4th :)
     
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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following starred thread:

    β˜†β˜†β˜† Gaining industry work experience β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are looking for TCLA members who may have suggestions on applying for industry work experience!

    Have a look at last week's winning post here, which serves as an example of the kind of response to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to this thread in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Monday April 4th :)
    Congratulations on this week's Starred Thread Award winner, @j.s.cox, who wrote a couple of excellent posts in response to the discussion in the above thread on gaining industry work experience! See below for a new Starred Thread Award for the coming week!
     

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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following starred thread:

    β˜†β˜†β˜† Books for insight into being a solicitor/corporate law β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are looking for TCLA members who may have suggestions on interesting books about a career in commercial law!

    Have a look at last week's winning post here, which serves as an example of the kind of response to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to this thread in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Wednesday April 13th :)
     
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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following starred thread:

    β˜†β˜†β˜† Books for insight into being a solicitor/corporate law β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are looking for TCLA members who may have suggestions on interesting books about a career in commercial law!

    Have a look at last week's winning post here, which serves as an example of the kind of response to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to this thread in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Wednesday April 13th :)
    Congratulations on the latest Starred Thread Award winner, @lawnoob, who went above and beyond on their own thread by providing an interesting list of books with insight into commercial law, along with brief descriptions of each book! They have also been a great asset to the Starred Thread Award initiative by creating two excellent threads over the last couple of weeks where the discussion will benefit the wider forum - well done :)

    See below for this week's Starred Thread!
     
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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following starred thread:

    β˜†β˜†β˜† LPC Application Strategy β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are looking for TCLA members who may have suggestions on applying to the LPC if you have the option where to go and want to maximise your chances of receiving funding!

    Have a look at last week's winning post here, which serves as an example of the kind of response to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to this thread in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Tuesday April 26th :)
     

    James Carrabino

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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following starred thread:

    β˜†β˜†β˜† LPC Application Strategy β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are looking for TCLA members who may have suggestions on applying to the LPC if you have the option where to go and want to maximise your chances of receiving funding!

    Have a look at last week's winning post here, which serves as an example of the kind of response to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to this thread in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Tuesday April 26th :)
    Congratulations on the first repeat winner of our Starred Thread Awards, @Alison C, for your excellent insight into LPC application strategy! Your impressive experience is very helpful to the forum :)

    See below for the next Starred Thread!
     
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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following starred thread:

    β˜†β˜†β˜† Grammar tips β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are looking for TCLA members who may have grammar tips to add to @lawnoob's excellent thread as well as more general writing advice that can help with law firm application forms and written exercises, as well as academic coursework. @lawnoob has already won our weekly forum winner award for this post and so we will be giving the Starred Thread Award to another deserving member this coming week!

    Have a look at last week's winning post here, which serves as an example of the kind of response to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to this thread in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Monday May 9th :)
     

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    For a chance to win a free month of TCLA Premium over the coming week, we would like your input on the following starred thread:

    β˜†β˜†β˜† Grammar tips β˜†β˜†β˜†

    We are looking for TCLA members who may have grammar tips to add to @lawnoob's excellent thread as well as more general writing advice that can help with law firm application forms and written exercises, as well as academic coursework. @lawnoob has already won our weekly forum winner award for this post and so we will be giving the Starred Thread Award to another deserving member this coming week!

    Have a look at last week's winning post here, which serves as an example of the kind of response to Starred Threads that we are looking for going forward.

    The deadline for responding to this thread in time to be in contention for an award is 11:59pm on Monday May 9th :)
    Congratulations once again to @Alison C for your superb grammar tips!
     
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