Promoting diversity with Aspiring Solicitors
LCN is pleased to announce that we will be working with Aspiring Solicitors as our official Diversity Partner. We have a number of projects planned together with the aim of providing information, advice, support and opportunities to anyone looking to embark on a legal career. Watch this space for further details.
Kai Zeng of Kirkland & Ellis is an advocate for balancing the demands of exciting work in the restructuring team with life beyond the office, something that is actively encouraged by the firm. Read on for his advice on getting ahead and creating a successful career.
LCN discusses the commercial and tech law implications of Brexit with Cooley partner Mark Deem.
Finding a training contract is a tough process. Read on for some top application and interview tips.
The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook
The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook is now available, FREE, from university careers services and law faculties. Make sure you collect your copy of the preeminent print resource for future lawyers. The Handbook provides in-depth information and advice about how to launch your legal career, features details of over 1,000 potential employers and much more. Don’t miss out on accessing this crucial information!
I recently attended an AllHires Graduate (formerly Apply4Law) session where users of the online application system got together to chat about how they assess candidates.
About three or four years ago I was on work experience, shadowing a solicitor in the Magistrates' Court; as he and I walked into the courtroom on the first day, one of the other lawyers (not the defendant!) nodded towards me and called out to the solicitor I was with, "Where's mine?"
Last year I sent off over 50 training contract applications, but wasn't invited for a single interview. What am I doing wrong? How can I improve things this year?