Use the links on the right to find out more. Experience Macfarlanes sets out ways you can look inside Macfarlanes to gain an understanding of what it is like to work as an associate in a commercial law firm. Our training programme lasts two years and is the lead-up to becoming a qualified associate. Our Lawtech graduate scheme exposes you to legal technology in action. Paralegals are non-qualified legal roles which support solicitors. Many of our paralegals go on to train at the firm.