I'm not sure if you are English or American, exwriter, but in England, a F.ILEX is a lawyer. We are required to hold a practising certificate, we can work as fee earners, have rights of audience and we're commissioners for oaths.
Ha ha Ha ha ha that is the best joke I have heard in ages and an utter load of garbage. As a member of the law society I can assure you that this is utter tosh. You ARE NOT A LAWYER no matter how much you would like to be YOU ARE A LEGAL EXECUTIVE a lowly version of a lawyer. Try applying to a law firm and you will be asked how many years PQE you have - in your case none as you have NOT passed the LPC. A lawyer gains the right to call themselves a lawyer by passing this exam A barrister gains the right to be called a barrister by passing the BVC - which I have also done and am a member of the bar council and the inns of court in London.
Legal executives CANNOT claim to be lawyers and WILL not be taken on by a firm as a lawyer,
You CLAIM to be a LAWYER and you are a FRAUD. I have spoken to my colleagues at the law society today and they will be checking the CLAIMS you are making. Thanks for this post I will include this in my report to them tomorrow.
Oh and for your information designated case workers and high court advocates work for CPS but are not LAWYERS they are caseworkers that have worked their way up and have the right of audience in certain courts.
Archaic as it may seem only barristers get to wear wigs and appear in some of the higher courts, though recent changes have allowed lawyers and other lowly legal workers such as legal execs and paralegals to worj in certain courts.
Guess I don't need to do anymore to prove I could run rings round you in the legal sphere since I not only have an LPC but also have a BVC and certificates to prove it and my name in the law society annals as well as logged with the bar council and the inns of court.The role of a Legal Executive is so similar to that of a solicitor that the average client is unlikely to be able to distinguish between them.
Quote taken fromhttp://www.ilexcareers.org.uk/what_is_a_legal_executive.aspx
Similar to a solicitor NOT a solicitor.
ILEX might like to think they are LAWYERS but the fact remains that a person is only entitled to call themselves a LAWYER when they pass the LPC AND are listed by the Law Society.
And the silence from Jennifer is deafening!
At least she has learned something today- it is not wise to challenge the knowledge of someone on a particular topic unless you know who that person is and what there background or qualifications are.
I wonder if the law society might decide to make an example of Jennifer for claiming to have completed the LPC when she hasn't. Professional ethics don't seem to come into her world. Wonder also if FILEX are aware that she passes herself off as qualified as a lawyer despite not having completed the LPC.The ILEX Code of Conduct
A member, in his professional life and employment, shall so conduct himself and the matters of which he has conduct, in such a manner:
As to avoid any action or situation which may bring disrepute upon the Institute or its members;As to avoid doubt being cast upon his own professional integrity
As will assist the impartial administration of justice
As will recognise that the interests of the client are paramount to those of all others, save that at all times and in all matters a member's primary and overriding duty is to the court and shall observe and be bound by this Code of Conduct and the Guides to Good Practice issued from time to time by the Institute.
Read your code of conduct Jennifer - I think your recommendation that LPC and BVC students should use AK's services to complete their course might suggest you lack of professional integrity as does your assertion that you have completed the LPC and are qualified as a lawyer.