Woman Who Shared How Her First Week as a “Baby Lawyer” Went Impresses TikTokkers: “Let Me Study”

Woman Who Shared How Her First Week as a “Baby Lawyer” Went Impresses TikTokkers: “Let Me Study”

  • A young woman took to social media to share what her first week as a pupil advocate looked like
  • In her video, the woman gave a glimpse of her time at the Johannesburg Society of Advocates
  • Many social media users relayed congratulatory messages and positivity in the woman's comment section

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Woman becomes an advocate.
A woman shared how her first week as an advocate went. Images: @lerrtau
Source: Instagram

On her way to becoming an advocate, a young woman shared her first few days of pupillage with internet users.

"Baby lawyer" Lerato Tau took to her social media platforms to post a short video montage of her week in the office while not missing a beat in her sense of style.

In the 15-second clip, she shares that she is completing her pupillage at the Johannesburg Society of Advocates (JSA).

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Lerato also clarified in the comments section that the clips were taken in January when she started.

On TikTok, the future advocate captioned her post:

"My first week as a pupil advocate went like this."

Watch Lerato's TikTok video below:

In the same video posted on Instagram, the budding law expert added:

"I embarked on this new journey and loving every step of it. I’m truly blessed to be living my answered prayers."

Internet inspired by soon-to-be advocate

TikTokkers had no qualms about showering Lerato with praise.

@levernoost shared that Lerato was living their dreams and added:

"I applied last year and was unfortunately not accepted. Living vicariously through you, stunning. Blessings on this journey."

@ruralvillager congratulated Lerato, saying:

"All the best with your pupillage journey, you made a good decision!"

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When asked by @ronaldhendricks10 about her experience thus far, Lerato replied:

"It’s a very demanding environment. You need to be disciplined and be able to balance chamber work and studying."

An inspired @ntandokazi01 commented:

"Let me study so I can grab this NQF Level 8 and be where you are!"

Attorney provides clarity on a pupillage

According to Kim Siljeur, an attorney based in Cape Town, a pupillage is a year-long training to become an advocate.

Providing more information on the role of an advocate, the attorney adds:

"Advocates are specialist litigators. So, where most attorneys may be pushing paperwork, advocates appear in court. They are the ones with the robes and bibs."

Advocate moves back home at age 26

Briefly News previously reported that a young, qualified and admitted advocate took to social media to share the reality of falling on hard times.

Naledi (@kingnaledi) said she moved back home at 26 because practising law was not financially sustainable. She further stated that she was not giving up on the dream. Instead, she gave herself some grace and allowed things to move at God's pace.

Source: Briefly News

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