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 email@example.com and don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.
Letter of the week
I moved to London from Ireland in 2012 to work as a paralegal and my firm has offered me a training contract. Unfortunately I am not eligible for the GDL loan, having not been in the country long enough. How can I fund my GDL?Read reply »
I've been lucky enough to secure a training contract with a regional firm, but I really want to be working in the City as a corporate lawyer. Should I do my training contract and hope to make it into a bigger firm on qualification, or should I decline the offer and look for a training contract that I actually want?Read reply »
I am studying the LPC after graduating with a 2.1. I've never done a vac scheme, so should I be applying for placements or training contracts? I don't want to get on a vac scheme and miss out on a training contract; nor do I want to apply for training contracts without solid work experience.Read reply »