Akeela Bharuchi highlights ways for LPC paralegals to maximise their opportunities.
Claire Cavanagh, Associate Director at EJ Legal, provides a wealth of top tips to help you get noticed and tick the recruiter’s boxes.
Emma Dickinson, a JLD representative on the Law Society Council, offers practical guidance on starting your training contract, including negotiating terms and conditions, keeping your trainee diary up to date and other regulatory requirements you need to observe
The search for a training contract can be a long and difficult journey to embark upon for the majority of graduates and career changers. Tamasin Dorosti investigates.
Finding a contract can be a difficult and daunting experience: competition for training places is fierce - so where do you start?
Emma Dickinson looks into the difficulty getting data on qualification and employment rates for LPC and GDL graduates
Founded by former Norton Rose Fulbright corporate solicitor, Chris White, Aspiring Solicitors is a unique organisation committed to increasing diversity throughout the legal profession.
A lack of clear information about the choices on offer makes choosing the right LPC a tricky business. Emma Dickinson from the JLD executive committee, investigates.
‘Soft’ or ‘people’ skills are as crucial to establishing a legal career as top qualifications or intelligence. The importance of these latter attributes has long been emphasised, but raw legal competence alone is not enough to become a successful lawyer.
Mark Pentecost writes about the availability of training contracts and the thoughts and views of the JLD community on getting a contract.
Using social media can provide an important boost for your career. Read out top tips
Alex Aldridge explores the growing number of paralegals providing legal services and how it may affect the future landscape of the profession.
Studying to be a solicitor is expensive - find out the facts.
Vacation placements are an ideal way to find out whether the law is right for you and the type of firm that will suit you best. If reading law at university you should try and secure a scheme during the summer before your final year. If reading other subjects you should apply for a scheme during the summer following your third year.
Grace Cowling, a member of the JLD executive, reviews the Acculaw trainee recruitment model and assesses the implications for junior lawyers and the profession.
What makes a strong communicator? Trainee solicitor Helen Morris provides her top tips for good communication at work.
In answer to Helen Morris’s article in support of the the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s pilot scheme for work based learning as a new route to qualification, Beth Wanono looks at the arguments against the proposal.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is in the process of conducting a pilot scheme for work-based learning - a new route to qualification as a solicitor. In this article, trainee solicitor Helen Morris writes in support of the proposal.
Do your presentation skills need a brush up? Junior lawyer Annalisa Checchi shares her top ten pointers.