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Linklaters, one of the leading law firms worldwide, has come forward to support IDIA Charitable Trust (IDIA) and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IDIA.
Linklaters will be supporting the Training and Materials vertical (T&M) of IDIA for a period of three years.
The T&M of IDIA supports State teams by providing quality training and materials for IDIA Trainees who are preparing to crack law entrance examinations. Secondly, it analyses the performance of the IDIA Trainees and provides them with training materials that are tailored to their needs.
Speaking on the new venture, Sushil Jacob, Partner, Linklaters commented,
“At Linklaters, we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We firmly believe that diversity and inclusion at the workplace promotes innovation and helps us reach our full potential. We are excited at this opportunity to contribute towards the legal sector and legal education through our collaboration with IDIA. We hope to see a more accessible and inclusive legal industry.”
The release issued in this regard further informs that Linklaters would also be considering other avenues of support such as internships and job opportunities for IDIA Scholars.
The release further states,
"The team is undergoing rapid expansion especially through using online tools for training. A number of student volunteers from law colleges across India are part of the team. With the help of Linklaters, it would be able to explore new avenues that are crucial for success of IDIA."
IDIA is a pan-India movement to train underprivileged students and help transform them into leading lawyers and community advocates.