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Consult the Oracle and you will find enlightenment... At LawCareers.Net we often receive queries about the processes and options related to joining the legal profession. Some questions arise again and again, while others are fiendishly obscure. Each week we'll publish one of the more interesting inquiries (anonymously) and provide an informative answer. But don’t worry – most letters are answered privately. Email us at oracle@lawcareers.net and don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

Letter of the week

Previous letters

Next steps after unsuccessful training contract applications

I've just started my LPC. This summer I applied to 20 firms for training contracts and had three interviews but didn't score - what do I do now?

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Following suit

I've managed to get some training contract interviews. What should I wear?

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Worst-case scenario

What should I do if I don’t know the answer to a scenario-based question at a training contract interview?

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Flip flop

I've always wanted to be a barrister, but recently I've realised that that it is more financially secure to train at a City firm and more likely that I would get a training contract, compared to a pupillage. Would it hurt my chances at the Bar to train as a solicitor and then re-qualify as a barrister?

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Changes to the SRA’s education and training regulations

I’ve heard that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is changing some of its education and training regulations - how will these affect me?

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