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 aspiring legal professionals, including but not limited to, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals, Trainee Legal Executives, Legal Secretaries and University Graduates wishing to enter the legal profession, with networking and conferencing opportunities; Additionally, FLoCC endeavours to offer general support for all members. The organisation is also open to other employees and staff working in similar positions within the legal profession; striving to unite and support all future lawyers of Colchester and Chelmsford.
In the summer of 2012, the Future Lawyers of Colchester and Chelmsford was re-established. The organisation flourished under the second and third (2015) generation of members. Numerous socials and seasonal newsletters followed, making the FLoCC a great success once again; before being duly disbanded due to members’ respective qualifications.
FLOCC: Generation 4.0
The fourth generation of future lawyers has arrived and 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 local areas together; helping everyone to network and support each other within the profession.
Our vision for FLoCC is, in essence, the same- we want to provide a network of support for the local area’s aspiring legal professionals. We will be releasing a quarterly newsletter containing various relevant articles, guidance and other useful information designed to help young professionals. In addition, we will be providing support through our own website with links to our Facebook, Instagram, 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 firm’s 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; 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. To join FLoCC – visit our ‘how to get involved’ tab, to read our latest newsletters and subscribe to get them hot of the press – click here or to find out more and join us at one of our forthcoming events – click here.
Our events are held quarterly on either a Thursday or Friday evening, although dates may vary for any special events. We encourage all aspiring legal professional to attend our events, which provide a great opportunity to network and meet and build a relationship with other young professional in the local area.
To find out more about our upcoming events and register your interest to attend, please visit our FLoCC Facebook group.
Bake Sale Fundraiser: provisional date is February 2020 in Essex.
The beginning of the year is always a popular time for a detox after pigging out on lots Christmas food. However, here at FLoCC we see this as an opportunity to try new food not just eat the same boring rabbit food every day.
To help some of the FLoCCers start the year off healthy, Fisher Jones Greenwood are holding healthy bake sales in some of their offices in February with all the proceeds going towards our chosen charity The Robin Cancer Trust. It would be fantastic to have involvement from other offices across Essex. If you are keen to get involved and help raise money for The Robin Cancer Trust by holding your own healthy bake sale then please contact us on [email protected]
Quiz Night Fundraiser: provisional date is 3rd April 2020 in Colchester.
Due to the success of inaugural quiz night in 2016 and subsequent annual charity quizzes thereafter, we would like to invite to join us in our annual charity quiz for 2020!
The teams can range from family and friends of FLoCC members, to co-workers, trainees, paralegals, solicitors from other local law firms as well as people from any other local businesses and charities; in previous years, we were also joined by a team from various charities as well as local businesses!
We offer a quiz with a difference, including unique rounds, mystery prizes, and of course…a raffle with prizes with a variety of prizes. Most importantly however, all involved were attempting to take home the coveted ‘FLoCCer trophies’.
The event always proved to be highly popular with over 10 teams entering in previous years. Most importantly though, the evening was largely successful thanks to everyone involved. In 2017, we raised an amazing sum of £732 for the Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding, and the amounts raised have grown from year to year which is a remarkable achievement!
This year, we are raising money for The Robin Cancer Trust, which is the only germ cell cancer awareness charity. For further information, please refer to our Robin Cancer Trust article within the newsletter or visit their website https://www.therobincancertrust.org/
We hope to see you there!
Active Summer: provisional date is July 2020 in Chelmsford.
If you have seen any ‘lawyer series’ you will know that most show a common trait for lawyers is their competitive spirit! We therefore invite you to joins us for an evening of rounders where you can wind down, meet new people, network and lose those extra pounds gained during winter!
Further details to follow!
Halloween Special: provisional date is 29th October 2020 in Colchester.
We would like to invite you to join us for some spooky drinks and networking on 29 October 2020 in Colchester (the exact time and venue to be confirmed). If you are interested in networking, meeting new people within the profession or just wind down with some drinks after a challenging day at the office, we hope to see you at our event.
We are eager to introduce a new, rejuvenated social calendar; further events will be posted as they become available.
If you are interested in becoming a FLoCC member, but the current events are not something you would like to attend, please contact us by visiting the ‘how to get involved tab’; we would be more than happy to consider any events proposals to ensure nobody is left out.
We would be delighted for you to join our growing community and subject to your current circumstances, you may join as a FLoCC Member, a subscriber or both!
As a member you will be involved directly with our community and other members; attending FLoCC meetings, putting together articles and content for our newsletters and social media channels as well as helping to organise our events. There are many advantages of joining our community as a member, but most of all, it will strengthen your relationship with the local community and give you a sense of being part of something bigger!
To join as a member, you must be a professional in a law firm, located in Colchester or Chelmsford. Professionals include, but are not limited to, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals, Trainee Legal Executives and Legal Secretaries.
If you have got what it takes and wish to join our community, please email us at [email protected] and we will be in touch with further steps!
If you wish to join us as a member, but you are currently not in a professional environment, please send us a short summary regarding your current circumstances, why you wish to join and what you can bring to our community. We will consider each ‘application’ individually and revert to you with at the earliest opportunity with the outcome.
As a subscriber, you will receive our quarterly newsletters which are jam-packed, with news, articles and useful information from our FLoCC members. You will also be able to join our latest events which are a great opportunity to network with other aspiring legal professionals and build relationships with the local community. Our aim is to provide a network of support for the local area’s aspiring legal professionals and we therefore need you as part of our community!
Anyone with an interest in law may sign up as a subscriber; whether you are a university student/graduate wishing a career in the legal profession; or you are already a Paralegal, Trainee Solicitor or Trainee Legal Executive; or you form part of other employees and staff working in similar positions within the legal profession; it is open to you to become a subscriber and join our latest events!
To sign up as a subscriber please click here to complete our short registration form! We encourage all our members to subscribe to our newsletters as well!
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