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SCN

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It's been a while since I've posted on the forum but really happy to say that I've accepted the TC offer from Dentons! TCLA was a huge part of my application journey and a tremendous help. I really appreciate everything the team and the community does on this platform. I will continue lurking and helping out where I can, but also feel free to DM me with any questions - I will always answer your Qs to the best of my ability.

I also want to give back to the TCLA community - @Jessica Booker @Jaysen - are there any opportunities for me to become involved at TCLA?? Would love to join the application review team!
 

samni

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This probably depends a lot on 1) the content and 2) the preferences of the relevant partner.

I'd try to cover off the following: high level overview of the situation/issue, potential sticking points, action items/next steps/inputs outstanding.

Important part of the exercise will be about how it's structured/presented - clear separation of points, signposting (bullets/enumerated lists are your friend if used thoughtfully).

Try to minimise ambiguity and if any ambiguities are unavoidable because of imperfect information (a common problem in real practice) indicate this and include it as actionable (eg. Need to get XYZ detail from client, ABC comment from such and such specialist)
Thank you @Rob93!
 

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It's been a while since I've posted on the forum but really happy to say that I've accepted the TC offer from Dentons! TCLA was a huge part of my application journey and a tremendous help. I really appreciate everything the team and the community does on this platform. I will continue lurking and helping out where I can, but also feel free to DM me with any questions - I will always answer your Qs to the best of my ability.

I also want to give back to the TCLA community - @Jessica Booker @Jaysen - are there any opportunities for me to become involved at TCLA?? Would love to join the application review team!
Congratulations @SCN! Very happy for you 👏👏👏 We do not have any job openings currently but I do hope that you'll keep posting on the forum and supporting our members by sharing your experiences and advice! Now that you are a future trainee, I also want to encourage you to join TCLA's Junior Lawyers' Community so that you can stay in touch with other people in the same stage as you are!
 

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    It's been a while since I've posted on the forum but really happy to say that I've accepted the TC offer from Dentons! TCLA was a huge part of my application journey and a tremendous help. I really appreciate everything the team and the community does on this platform. I will continue lurking and helping out where I can, but also feel free to DM me with any questions - I will always answer your Qs to the best of my ability.

    I also want to give back to the TCLA community - @Jessica Booker @Jaysen - are there any opportunities for me to become involved at TCLA?? Would love to join the application review team!

    This is brilliant news, well done! It always means a lot to us and the rest of the community when incoming trainees stick around to help out, so thank you.

    We'll be posting any opportunities to get involved here. We're expecting to announce a new round of hiring for the Product Lead team in the next week or so :)
     
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    Jessica Booker

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    It's been a while since I've posted on the forum but really happy to say that I've accepted the TC offer from Dentons! TCLA was a huge part of my application journey and a tremendous help. I really appreciate everything the team and the community does on this platform. I will continue lurking and helping out where I can, but also feel free to DM me with any questions - I will always answer your Qs to the best of my ability.

    I also want to give back to the TCLA community - @Jessica Booker @Jaysen - are there any opportunities for me to become involved at TCLA?? Would love to join the application review team!
    A massive congratulations to you!

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    manifestingg

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    got a call yesterday from a partner who interviewed for a TC with an offer - stunned, shocked and deeply grateful for the TCLA community 🥹. But also they said not to mention it to other applicants as decisions are still being made, and to wait for grad Rec to formally tell me.
    My anxiety is thinking I won’t ever hear from grad rec and don’t in fact have a TC… how long is reasonable to wait and is this standard practice?

    thank you alllllll for your insight & support !!!
     

    Jessica Booker

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    got a call yesterday from a partner who interviewed for a TC with an offer - stunned, shocked and deeply grateful for the TCLA community 🥹. But also they said not to mention it to other applicants as decisions are still being made, and to wait for grad Rec to formally tell me.
    My anxiety is thinking I won’t ever hear from grad rec and don’t in fact have a TC… how long is reasonable to wait and is this standard practice?

    thank you alllllll for your insight & support !!!
    I know it will be painful waiting this long but up to ten days I would wait.

    This is a very standard practice - so please don’t worry about this.

    And a massive congratulations!!

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    I received a TC offer letter from one of the firms I interviewed at, but they've only given me five days to accept. I want to wait until the first week of October to see if the other firm I applied to will make me an offer.

    I've read other threads people have made when faced with a similar dilemma and know that I can accept the offer now and renege later. Even so, is it worth emailing the first firm to ask if they will extend the period for acceptance?

    Really appreciate all the help and support this community offers!
     

    Jessica Booker

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    I received a TC offer letter from one of the firms I interviewed at, but they've only given me five days to accept. I want to wait until the first week of October to see if the other firm I applied to will make me an offer.

    I've read other threads people have made when faced with a similar dilemma and know that I can accept the offer now and renege later. Even so, is it worth emailing the first firm to ask if they will extend the period for acceptance?

    Really appreciate all the help and support this community offers!
    Yes, you can ask for an extension of the offer, although the firm can also say no to you. I don’t think there is any harm in asking.
     

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