Join the Informals’ Committee

The Informals’ Committee is made up of trainee patent attorneys from around the UK, and the Committee members work hard to put on social events, sports tournaments, lectures and training events, and to keep trainees updated on issues that may affect them. The 2015-16 Committee will take over in Sept/Oct this year. Many of the roles have already been filled. However, we are looking for volunteers to take on the following roles:

  • Lecture Organisers (x2) to organise our annual Foundation lecture series;
  • Lecture Organisers (x2) to organise our annual Advanced lecture series. You don’t need to be based in London for this role;
  • Social Secretaries (at least x2) to organise social events in London;
  • Sports Coordinator, to organise at least the annual football tournament in London.

(Other vacancies may arise in the next few weeks, so watch out for updates.)

Being on the Committee looks great on your CV and work appraisal forms, and it’s a chance for you to represent the student body of CIPA! If you would like to join the Committee or would like to know more about a particular position, please get in touch with me: cipainformalshonsec@gmail.com

Parminder

(CIPA Informals’ Honorary Secretary 2014-15)

Not So Secret Diary

As mentioned in issue 1 of the new paper version of the Yellow Sheet, we are hoping to start a new light-hearted feature in either the blog or paper newsletter called the “Not so secret diary of a trainee“.  Inspired by Andrea Brewster’s lively monthly segment in the CIPA Journal, the column would allow a trainee to give their viewpoint on being in the patent profession. The piece could be written anonymously – only the Yellow Sheet Editor would know their true identity! Continue reading

Join the Committee

The Informals Committee is made up of volunteers from around the country, and the Committee members work hard to put on socials, sports tournaments, lectures and training events and to keep trainees updated on issues that may affect them.  The 2014-15 Committee will take over in October, and most of the roles have been filled. However, we are looking for volunteers to take on the following roles:

  • Tutorial Co-ordinator (for the PEB and EQE Finals exams);
  • Lecture Organiser (Foundation series, which kicks off in January)
  • Lecture Facilitator (Foundation series);
  • Moot Organiser (usually organises a one-off event in London/elsewhere);
  • Regional Secretary for The North (e.g. Manchester and Leeds).

Being on the Committee looks great on your CV and work appraisal forms!  If you would like to join the Committee or would like to know more about a particular position, please get in touch with me.

Parminder
Yellow Sheet Editor

Informals Committee 2014-15

The Informals Committee is made up of volunteers from around the country, and members work hard to put on socials, sports tournaments, lectures and training events and keeping trainees updated on issues that may affect them.  The 2014-15 Committee will take over in Autumn, but we are already in the process of putting together the new team.

Being on the Committee looks great on your CV and work appraisal forms!  It’s not all work either – you get to attend the annual hand-over dinner and Committee meetings usually take place over a few drinks in a bar after work.

If you would like to join the Committee or would like to know more, please get in touch with me and let me know if you’re interested in a particular position (see our Meet the Team page for details).

Parminder
Yellow Sheet Editor

New Informals Committee Member

Please welcome Jonathan Bancroft to the Informals committee as our new Intellectual Property Office Liaison.  He will be responsible for the annual Informals visit to the IPO (which, this year, was booked up in record time before we could even get the announcement onto the blog!)