Mr., T.A. Knijp is Partner at LLM Legal and PhD Candidate at Leiden UniversityProfile page
The three strikes and you’re out rule in the newly revamped bar review (Beroepsopleiding Advocaten) causes some trainee lawyers to be unduly disadvantaged in their career opportunities. Temporarily suspending this rule could provide some breathing space.
With the newly revamped vocational training for lawyers, the Dutch Bar Association is demanding too much from trainee lawyers. A more balanced approach has to be found and the three strikes and you’re out-rule should be reconsidered.