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Training to become a lawyer is a tough process that not everyone is cut out for. But legal expertise isn’t enough to stand out from the crowd anymore. That’s where soft skills come in… Soft skills might be at the back of your mind when completing your degree, exams, vacation schemes and training contracts. But soft skills give you a full skill set and help you to connect with your clients. By embracing your...
Are you wondering "why should I use LinkedIn?" Well, LinkedIn is a great platform for building professional relationships for legal sector professionals or students. Whether it's a new colleague, a fellow student, a connection from a vacation scheme or training contract, to a professional you admire, or maybe it's finding new opportunities that align with your values, LinkedIn can help. Whether you are a law student or experienced in...
As you will know, a vacation scheme is a great way of gaining invaluable work experience at a law firm even if yours are virtual this year. It will help to give you an idea of whether you are suited for a role in the legal sector and to make contacts in the industry. Here are 10 top tips for making the most out of your virtual vacation scheme. 1.  Be social There might be limited social activities at the start of your...
Whether you are a law student, at the start of your legal career or established in your field, setting SMART goals are sure to help you to build the legal career you want. SMART goals ensure you have a clear roadmap, so you are not wondering what to do next. Your goals are not going to be achieved overnight, but this approach means you have a clear timeline so you can easily track your progress and continue to feel motivated. This...
While lawyers and solicitors tend to make up the bulk of a law firm’s general workforce, firms are not exclusively comprised of lawyers and solicitors. This means there are plenty of opportunities for non-lawyers who wish to pursue a career in the legal sector. The diverse nature of the work carried out by various law firms and their complex operational needs mean there are lots of different roles that need to be filled in a...
Not every career path begins immediately after secondary education, A-levels or University. For some people, discovering their true passion, skills, and aspirations does not develop until later in life . Experience in various fields and participation in the workforce can help hone career choices beyond traditional expectations. Becoming a solicitor is an attractive later-life option that appeals to people with experience in a broad range...
Training to be a solicitor is both costly and time consuming , but worthwhile for those with the drive and desire to pursue the benefits of a career in law. In the UK, qualifying as a solicitor can be accomplished through a rigorous course of academic and professional examinations and lengthy practical experience. The shortest route to qualification for prospective solicitors is for law graduates, but also students who have completed a...
Besides deciding where to study law, one of the most significant choices facing anyone in the legal profession is which career path to follow. After graduating with a law degree, most young solicitors in the U.K. may be unsure of their employment options . Depending on their area of practice and personal goals, most new graduates will have two primary options to consider when seeking work. While some new lawyers will have additional...