Spending a seat in the Law Societies’ Office in Brussels is not only a great opportunity for the trainee, but also for their firm.
Leanne Wood, a trainee at CSR plc, looks back at her decision to take an in-house training contract, and why she’d recommend it as a route to practice
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
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
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 reviews the aftermath of the SRA’s decision to abolish the minimum salary for trainees.
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.
What does your employer really expect from you? Judith Perkins gives us the lowdown on how to be a fantastic employee
Do your presentation skills need a brush up? Junior lawyer Annalisa Checchi shares her top ten pointers.
Interviews can be nerve-wracking for all of us. Leanne Howard shares her strategies for being a great interviewee.
Paralegaling is sometimes a way of earning money to pay for the LPC, or to gain legal experience. More recently, it has become a popular choice for LPC graduates whilst they look for a training contract.
Some quick and easy tips for managing your money
Perhaps one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome to qualify as a solicitor is debt and financial hardship. This is a problem which faces all of us, and is something that shows no sign of disappearing.