Law firm Russell-Cooke is participating in a virtual legal work experience programme organised by Springpod to provide students with online work experience in the law through live workshops, training and project work.

Springpod is an online student recruitment platform that enables employers and education providers to inform, educate and engage with students.

The free programme will take place between 15 and 26 February and is aimed at students aged between 14 and 18. Students will meet a range of industry professionals from various areas of law who will give insight into their experiences. Students will be required to log 10 hours to complete their programme.

Russell-Cooke participants are:

  • Health and safety partner Kizzy Augustin presenting on her personal journey in the legal profession
  • Shabnam Ali-Khan, partner in the enfranchisement team, leading a session on legal research
  • Nimmisha Aslam, associate in the clinical negligence and personal injury team, presenting a workshop on legal analysis and drafting
  • Teri Gauge-Klein, associate in the clinical negligence and personal injury team, running a session on client communication and advocacy
  • Katherine Chambers, a trainee in the litigation team, speaking on career pathways and how to pursue them

Springpod commented: “Our goal is to help students secure their next step after school by introducing them to employers, opportunities and learning material. We’re incredibly proud of the work that we’ve done in 2020 and the number of students and young people we were able to guide and support.”

Anna Richardson, Head of People, said: We are pleased to participate in this online programme to encourage more young people from a wide variety of school backgrounds to consider practising law as a career. The popularity of this programme is a reminder that every one of our lawyers, no matter what their level of seniority, is a potential role model.”