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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...
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...