The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association which represents more than 20,000 trainee and practising Chartered Legal Executives. For more than 50 years, we have been offering unparalleled access to a flexible career in law.
CILEx offers a unique route to a legal career and becoming a qualified lawyer without a requirement to having a law degree, although law graduates and graduates with non-law degrees can also qualify as a lawyer through the CILEx route. Entry is accessible to those holding a variety of qualification levels.
The CILEx route is the ideal way to obtain a law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support staff, mature students and those who already have family commitments.
Typically those studying through CILEx receive on-the-job training in solicitors' offices or legal departments, whilst also attending classes in law and practice at one of our 80 accredited academic institutions or via distance learning.
If you are considering a switch to a career in law, or want to earn whilst you learn and avoid student debt, CILEx is your first choice.