b'What is the role of the work experience supervisor?Your role as supervisor goes beyond supervision to include coaching,yunderstand the processes of becoming a professional, including counselling, mentoring, delegation and appraisal.the majority of:Your role is to aid the students development by providingsignificant contact with external or in-house clients;opportunities to: drafting documents;yapply legal knowledge and skills to the resolution of real-life legallegal research documents; and problems;using a file management system.yexperience the routines, procedures and dynamics of the delivery of legal services; and The lessons learned from a good supervisor will last throughout a students career. A rewarding and enjoyable placement can be an important step to becoming a competent and motivated practitioner.What type of support should be provided?To help develop the students skills, a supervisor should: yanswer questions which arise;yprovide opportunities to observe and review the exercise ofyassign tasks and work with an increasing degree of difficulty;professional skills by experienced practitioners;yensure there is enough but not too much work;ygive feedback and guidance on work;yprovide work which requires the use of a range of different skills;yprovide any necessary support, and ycreate an environment where a student feels comfortable about ygive opportunities to discuss problems.asking questions;yprovide regular guidance and feedback on performance;We suggest that supervisors: yensure that achievements and improvements are recognised and ygive work and tasks that are well defined; praised;ygive clear instructions and check that they have been understood; yensure that aspects of performance which require improvement yprovide sufficient factual background; are thoroughly discussed; andyprovide a realistic framework for completion of work tasks; yencourage self-development.4 The College of Law'