Meet the Floccers
About the Future Lawyers of Colchester and Chelmsford…
Future Lawyers of Colchester and Chelmsford was founded in 2007 by Trainee Solicitors from various Colchester law firms. The aim of the organisation was to provide Trainees, Paralegals, Legal Executives and Legal Secretaries, with networking and conferencing opportunities; FLOCC also offers general support for all members. The FLOCC is also open to other employees and staff working in similar positions within the legal profession; with a view to uniting and supporting all future lawyers of Colchester and Chelmsford.
The Future Lawyers of Colchester and Chelmsford was then re-established in the summer of 2012; where it flourished for another year under the second generation of members. Numerous socials and seasonal newsletters followed, making the FLOCC a great success once again; before being duly disbanded again for the same reasons.
FLOCC: Next Generation…
The third generation of future lawyers have arrived, and the FLOCC is ready to thrive once again. With new aspirations and visions for the organisation, as well as restoration of the principles and ethics upon which the organisation was originally founded, FLOCC intends to bring the legal community of the local areas together; and help everyone to network and support each other in the profession.
Our vision for FLOCC is essentially the same; to provide a network of support for the local area’s latest and up-and-coming legal professionals. We will be releasing a quarterly newsletter including various relevant articles, guidance and other useful information designed to help young professionals in the Colchester and Chelmsford areas, as well as providing support through our own website with links to our Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn pages and profiles.
We are in the process of organising various social and networking events, to aid communication between future lawyers who are in the same professional position. In short, by bringing similarly-situated people together, our aim is to help, encourage, and support all involved by facilitating an exchange of information and advice.
Our hope is this affirmation and support will ultimately conserve and solidify relationships between all of the various legal firms in the area and increase inter-firm support and contact in the hope of promoting and cross-selling each particulars firms strengths and expertise.
To sum up, this is a great opportunity to develop strong links locally, and to have access to some great support and resources. And as well as socialising and having fun, we hope that you will join us and contribute to the vision set out for the Future Lawyers of Colchester and Chelmsford.
Our informal drinks and quiz nights are held quarterly on Thursday and Friday evenings, and are a great way to meet and catch up with other future lawyers in and around Colchester.
Upcoming events are in bold:
2015: Drinks and Quizzes…
- 27th February 2015, 6:30pm, Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester High Street – Meet for Drinks.
- 26th June 2015, 6:30pm Missoula, 7 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6JE – Meet for Drinks.
- 30th October 2015, 6:30pm, Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester High Street – Meet for Drinks.
2016: Drinks and Quizzes…
- Drinks – Thursday 28th January 2016, 6:30pm, Missoula, 7 Springfield Road, Chelmsford. Essex CM2 6JE
- Drinks – Thursday, 10th March 2016. 6:30pm, Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester High Street
- Quiz – Friday, 10th June 2016, 7:30pm, The Bunting Rooms, Essex St, Colchester CO1 1NF
- Drinks – Thursday 25th August 2016, 6.30pm, Saracens Head Hotel, 3 High street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1BE
2017: Drinks and Quizzes…
- Drinks – Friday, 27th January 2017. 6:30pm, Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester High Street
- Quiz – Friday, 9th June 2017, 7.30pm – 8pm start, The Bunting Rooms, Essex St, Colchester CO1 1NF
- Drinks – Friday, 1st September 2017, Missoula, 7 Springfield Road, Chelmsford. Essex CM2 6JE
2018: Drinks and Quizzes…
- Drinks – Friday, 26th January 2018. Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester High Street
Due to the success of the inaugural quiz night in 2016, the FLOCC held a second annual charity quiz on 10th June 2017. Once again the evening proved to be highly popular with over 10 teams entering. Most importantly though, the evening was highly successful thanks to everyone involved; with the total funds raised during the evening almost doubling the total from the previous year.
The teams ranged from family and friends of FLOCC, to co-workers, trainees, paralegals, as well as solicitors from other local law firms. We even had a team from the Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding charity get involved. And this year FLOCC offered a quiz with a difference, including unique rounds, mystery prizes, and of course…a raffle with prizes; ranging from a BBQ, to a water gun! Most importantly however, all involved were attempting to take home the coveted FLOCCer trophy.
Of course, the night was without a doubt a fantastic success; possibly due to the winning team including one of FLOCC ‘s newest members, Lisa!
The FLOCC together with the evenings participants, raised an amazing sum of £732 for this years charity; the Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding.
The Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding is run almost solely by volunteers. The aim of the charity is to provide riding or carriage driving, to benefit the health and well-being of adults and children with disabilities. The charity was delighted with the donation received…and so was their horse Paryes.