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The Beginner’s Guide to a Career in Law

Welcome

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, while on the other, we’ve assumed you’ll have lots of questions.

Click on the headings in the submenu to the left for detailed information on the different sections from the guide.

Within these pages you will find information about the job of a lawyer, the differences between the three main types of legal professional (solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives), and the courses and training you need to complete in order to qualify. There is also a selection of key questions, a welcome reality check and – for those who want to find out more – ideas on some of the next steps to take. 

The Beginner's Guide is brought to you by LawCareers.Net, the number one resource for those interested in joining the legal profession. On the website you will 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.

Welcome to the first stage of your career!


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