Hi! I'm Elsie the Owl!
So, being a lawyer - what’s it all about? If you think you might be interested in law as a future career, but have little (or no) idea what that really means, The Beginner’s Guide to a Career in Law is for you. The guide has been designed with people like you in mind – on the one hand, we've assumed no prior knowledge, and on the other, we’ve assumed you’ll be full of questions!
Within these pages you'll find information about the job of a lawyer, the differences between the two main types of legal professional (solicitors and barristers), and the courses and training you need to do in order to qualify. There's also a selection of FAQs, a welcome reality check and - for those who want to find out more - details of the next steps to take.
The Beginner’s Guide is brought to you by LawCareers.Net (LC.N – my namesake!), the number one resource for those interested in joining the legal profession, and your next stop! On the site you'll find employer profiles; interviews with recruiters and trainees; advice from LC.N’s resident agony aunt, the Oracle; blogs from people at different stages of their legal career quest; information on law courses (undergraduate and postgraduate); and a searchable database of training contract and pupillage vacancies.
But for now, take my wing and let me show you how to go about becoming a lawyer.