A&L Goodbody

Satisfaction with Work (graduates)

7.3 / 10

(based on 70 ratings in 2015)

How satisfied are you with the quality of the work you're assigned?


"In my current seat I deal with clients directly on a daily basis, and this allows me to build good relationships. Day-to-day responsibilities vary from scanning documents and scheduling, to drafting and negotiating contracts with lawyers acting on the other side."
First year trainee, Dublin
"My day-to-day responsibilities include liaising with clients and other law firms over different matters, research and drafting various documents. I have a lot of client interaction, with the oversight of the partner."
First year trainee, Dublin
"My role as a trainee involves researching points of law, drafting advice for clients and assisting my team in preparing documents, correspondence and advice."
First year trainee, Dublin
"I have had a great deal of client interaction which has been instrumental in aiding my personal development. I engage daily in drafting necessary transaction documents, following up on queries with clients, research and spreadsheet management for loan sales."
First year trainee, Dublin
"My team are very good at ensuring the trainee is involved in the transaction in a meaningful way. I have good client interaction, a lot of responsibility in drafting documents and liaising with the various parties."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"In my role I have a very varied range of responsibilities. The amount of client interaction also varies depending on the information needed from respective clients to make applications or submissions on their behalf, but it is more than I expected at the outset."
First year trainee, Dublin
"Some seats and teams place a greater level of responsibility on trainees than others. However, overall a high level of trust is placed by the firm in its trainees to carry out what can often be time-sensitive and/or key tasks. There is also good scope for trainees to interact with clients throughout their four seats in the firm."
Third year trainee, Dublin
"I provide general support for all the more senior members of the team. This ranges from general administrative work to researching to drafting and other work. The amount of client interaction I have had has increased as the seat has progressed. I believe I am being given more responsibility now than when I started the seat."
Second year trainee, Dublin

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