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Today 02:04 PM
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My experience is that FLAs are generally more selective (close to Big 4); they also hire far less trainees

The hiring by connections point is very true, but I think it applies to all firms
Untrue on point #1. Rodyk, KW, etc not as selective as B4. Same goes for knockoffs. Only exception is if you're applying to do ONLY international work with SG work to fulfil ptc.

Put retention aside. How much do these firms pay ptcs compared to the 2K at b4
Today 02:03 PM
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Baker
CC
Big 4 Law Firm
Rodyk, Withers
Other FLAs / JVs. No, getting a TC at a FLA / JV is not going to put you into Baker/CC territory so stop acting
Mid-sized SLPs
Small SLPs
But how about the linklaters and HSF offices in Singapore? Iím wondering why do the international firms have so little presence in SG as compared to other Asian cities like Hong Kong or even Tokyo?
Today 01:42 PM
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CC
Big 4 Law Firm
Rodyk, Withers
Other FLAs / JVs. No, getting a TC at a FLA / JV is not going to put you into Baker/CC territory so stop acting
Mid-sized SLPs
Small SLPs
Today 01:38 PM
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They are less selective. It's the trickle down effect.

Some firms also retain/select by connections
My experience is that FLAs are generally more selective (close to Big 4); they also hire far less trainees

The hiring by connections point is very true, but I think it applies to all firms
Today 01:07 PM
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apply to MAS
MAS is looking for econs/finance/tech graduates; less interested in legally-trained people. For legal counsel work, MAS doesn't hire fresh lawyers.
Today 01:03 PM
Unregistered What's the difficulty in securing TCs like for different classes of firms?

CC/Baker
Big 4 Law Firm
Other FLAs / JVs
Mid-sized SLPs
Small SLPs
Today 12:41 PM
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Is it harder to secure TCs at FLAs?
They are less selective. It's the trickle down effect.

Some firms also retain/select by connections
Today 12:38 PM
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So can any seniors outline next steps for trainees who have not ben retained?
apply to MAS
Today 12:36 PM
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Imho, it is the same training as any mid sized firm unless you're talking Baker CC etc.

If a shoe is made from a Nike factory without the branding, you get the same quality as a Nike. If it is made from a Converse factory in alliance with Nike, you get Converse quality (assuming, for the sake of argument, Converse is not on par, which I don't necessarily agree with). Those are things to look out for if I'm shopping for shoes.

I can sell the shoe as a Nike, but it will always be Converse that made it.

Most FLAs' SG side do not give you improved training standards by virtue of a brand. Hours are Way Way shorter
Is it harder to secure TCs at FLAs?
Today 11:28 AM
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Is training at a Formal Law Alliance good?
Imho, it is the same training as any mid sized firm unless you're talking Baker CC etc.

If a shoe is made from a Nike factory without the branding, you get the same quality as a Nike. If it is made from a Converse factory in alliance with Nike, you get Converse quality (assuming, for the sake of argument, Converse is not on par, which I don't necessarily agree with). Those are things to look out for if I'm shopping for shoes.

I can sell the shoe as a Nike, but it will always be Converse that made it.

Most FLAs' SG side do not give you improved training standards by virtue of a brand. Hours are Way Way shorter
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