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We regularly publish Features designed to increase your knowledge of the recruitment process or of the legal profession as a whole. Some are produced in-house, while others are written by experts from firms, chambers, universities and other organisations within the legal community. Topics range from application and interview tips to best law fair freebies. Don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

18/11/2014

Insight into: client secondments

Client secondments provide trainees with a valuable opportunity to spend time working closely with a client in its in-house legal team; taking on greater responsibility, developing an understanding of the client’s business and building strong client relationships that will have long-term benefits well after the trainee has qualified. 

11/11/2014

A year in the law

There's something about this time of year (the change of season perhaps) that prompts reflection over the previous 12 months. Courtesy of just published Best in Law, we offer you a synopsis of some of the biggest and most interesting legal toing and froing that 2013-14 had to offer.

03/11/2014

Pro bono and law students: what's in it for me?

Nottingham Law School pro bono director Nick Johnson outlines the benefits of pro bono and explains why those on the receiving end of free legal advice are not the only ones who stand to gain.

28/10/2014

Don’t have a law degree, but want to get into law?

Not having a law degree is no barrier to becoming a lawyer – in fact, the modern legal profession is full of non-law graduates, and the skills and experiences gained studying and working in other fields can be used to your advantage.

21/10/2014

The commercial year 2013-14

Having an amazing ability to analyse pure theoretical law is all well and good, but you also need to appreciate the commercial context within which your clients are operating. Courtesy of just published Best in Law, this feature looks at some of the key themes in the commercial world in 2013-14 and gives you some pointers on how they are relevant to lawyers.

14/10/2014

Law fairs: network with solicitors and barristers, and learn about training contracts and pupillages

Law fairs may be an opportunity for firms and chambers to show you their wares, but they also give you the chance to practise some self-promotion and impress potential employers. Only the supremely confident (or foolish) would miss out - read on to discover how to get the most from the law fair season.

07/10/2014

Is the City right for you?

There's never been a more interesting time to join the big business world of City law. Don't for one minute imagine that you need a certain type of background. City recruiters know it's all about how far a person can go in the future, not where they've already come from.

30/09/2014

Best of the legal web – general resources

Everyone has their favourite, go-to legal website for information or research, but this compilation cuts across personal preference. Amanda Millmore, non-practising barrister and founder of CPD provider Legal Training, offers a broad selection of some of the best legal resources for lawyers (and would-be lawyers) of all persuasions.

23/09/2014

Law firm presentations and open days: your excellent opportunity to learn and network

Presenting… law firm presentations. They're beneficial for all concerned, as they give firms a chance to showcase their offices, people and knowledge, and you the chance to show that you're super keen and eager to learn. Read on to find out more about how to prepare and how to impress.

16/09/2014

Training contracts, pupillages and careers in law: get started with LCN

A new academic year has begun and the recruitment race is underway. We have lots of tips on how to hotwire your way into a legal career, including full-throttle info on self-analysis, research, law fairs and where to seek help. Drop the pedal to the metal and let's go!


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