APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR CANDIDATES
These recommendations are based on the results of analyzing the applications filed during the “first hundred” selection process of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program.
- Pay close attention to completing the questionnaire. Our goal is to reveal the personality and potential of the candidate through his/her answers, to understand the readiness to “share” knowledge and experience to the benefit of society and the legal community. Pay attention to the justification of your motivation and plans for the implementation of the knowledge, skills and contacts. Be true to yourself when filling out an application form. And if you can use 500 characters, be sure to use them. At the same time, be concise and clear so that the commission could make a complete impression of your personality and your life position. Simplified answers to the questions or the absence of any answer give grounds for removing candidates by formal reasons or not recognizing you as active and true leaders of the community.
- Be sure to answer all questions. Remember that the commission will get acquainted with you through your answers to the questionnaire – not through social networks, court decisions or the opinions of colleagues. Try to formulate your answers so that they are complete and understandable.
- Be attentive. It is important not to confuse the participation in professional self-government, training and social activities. These are the different questions in the questionnaire, and we encourage you to distinguish them.
- Tell us about your achievements. Write about a non-governmental organization or initiative in which you participate. Moreover, the scope and sphere of this activity is irrelevant. This may be volunteering in a shelter for wildlife animals, the development and lobbying of a large-scale bill, speaking at professional events, implementing pro bono projects, or providing any assistance to the local community, neighborhood or district initiative. We will evaluate the sincerity of intentions, and not their “value”. For example, if this is a public organization, we encourage you to talk about what this organization is involved in, what successful projects may have been implemented, what vulnerable groups of people your community has helped. If you wish to describe the successful court cases – please indicate their essence, what type of advocacy was involved.
- Share your impressions of books. It’s important for us to discover your impressions of the books you read. Especially if this is a modern and up-to-date book for Ukraine and the world. Also, let’s remind you that the legal acts are not books we expect to read in the answers to this question.
- How will you use the acquired knowledge and skills? In the selection of the first hundred, the commission paid a lot of attention to answering questions about how candidates would use the knowledge and skills they receive thorough the Program. The program is aimed, in particular, at developing communication skills, support for leaders and agents of change in the field of justice. Indicate how you intend to apply the skills and why you should become a participant of the Program.
Experts, organizers and partners of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program.
We wish all candidates for the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program to be attentive when filling out the questionnaire and take into account the recommendations above.