Supporting young professionals
Supporting young business professionals is something that Sheffield companies have always valued, recognising the need to provide support and assistance to those in the early stages of their careers in order to breed new talent for the future.
CRA Legal is one of those businesses which provides backing to young professionals and it is delighted to announce its support of the Sheffield and District Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) for a second year running, with a 12 month sponsorship package.
The financial support from CRA Legal will assist with the funding of the main events in this years JLD Calendar. JLD events are held on a bi- monthly basis and so far this year have included a St Patrick’s Day event, a pool tournament and a summer BBQ, all of which have been extremely well attended.
This year the summer BBQ was held at The Forum Café Bar in Sheffield city centre. Even the slightly gloomy weather conditions did not dampen the mood of those present and approximately 100 young professionals attended the event. Whilst JLD events are predominantly aimed at young lawyers within the city, the JLD also actively encourage non-lawyers to attend their events. This was the case at the summer BBQ with representatives from local accountancy practices and banks also being present.
Clare Holsgrove of CRA Legal says, “We believe that it is very important to sponsor events such as those hosted by the Sheffield JLD committee. Business development and networking is nowadays essential for all young professionals and the JLD provides an excellent forum for professionals within Sheffield to meet one another and establish business networks and relationships that can grow and develop as their careers progress.
The next main Sheffield JLD event is the annual Ball which will take place in October 2011.
The photograph showsClare Holsgrove (Legal Recruitment Consultant, CRA Legal) and Charlotte Bloomfield (Trainee Solicitor at HLW Commercial Lawyers and Sponsorship Representative for Sheffield JLD)