The LPC doesnt expire after a certain date. However, the sooner you secure a training contract the better, as the LPC is a skills-based qualification. If youre not using the skills gained they will become stale. While youre looking for a training contract, gaining legal experience is important to add to your skills set, as well as to increase your marketability. Employers can be put off by an application if there is any suggestion that youre no longer completely focused on the legal profession.