PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT & ETHICS LAW TUTORS
DO YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ETHICS LAW TUTOR TO HELP WITH PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ETHICS?
THE ROLE OF A BARRISTER
Barristers provide specific, specialist legal advice. They represent individuals and organisations before courts and tribunals, in writing or in person. The work is demanding. Barristers require a high level of intellectual ability and must be fluent in written and spoken English. They need to think and communicate well under pressure, have stamina and emotional strength. They must marshal and analyse large amounts of information, apply the law to the facts, present legal arguments persuasively in court, and more.
THE NEW BAR COURSE
By 2020, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) will have entirely replaced the Bar Courses as the vocational component of bar training. While course providers may use a number of words to describe their programmes, it is important to remember that all courses lead to the same goal: completion of the vocational portion of bar training. In addition, bar courses are referred to as:
Bar/Barrister Training Course (BTC)
Bar Practice Course (BPC)
Bar Vocational Course (BVC)
Bar Vocational Studies (BVS).
Authorised Education and Training Organizations (AETOs) are institutions that have been approved by the BSB to conduct Bar exams. The amended qualification standards, according to the Bar Standards Board (BSB), make legal training more flexible, accessible, and cheap than ever before. Furthermore, the amendments expand the pool of prospective talent for the Bar by allowing students to pick from a variety of paths to qualifying.
WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ETHICS?
Ethics is statistically the most failed subject on the Bar Course. The written study of all the ethics rules, duties and guidance in the BSB handbook is required down to the letter, is a tricky exam to say the least, and one slight deviation the particular wording can rob students of their mark.
Students are required to identify and write out from memory these different provisions, and then apply them in their answers to various ethically complicated scenarios.
Not to help matters, the marking scheme for each question is acknowledged by many Bar Course lecturers to be seemingly arbitrary, including things that seem not to belong, and not including marks for provisions that would appear to apply. It could be said the treatment of Bar students here is rather unethical in itself.
A PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ETHICS LAW TUTOR
In order to pass Professional Conduct or Ethics, a student needs to understand what the exam/examiner is looking for, not necessarily what might seem “right”. Rote learning is key, but just as important is getting the exam technique just right. The way for a serious student to ensure this is to get one to one tutoring on ethics, something the course providers cannot provide. The stakes are high, so conscientious students must give themselves the best of odds. Contact me if you need tutoring for the Bar.