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 am writing to register my frustration. I am not a young graduate, law is my second career and I did not get high A levels, although I have proved myself in the workplace. Where are the firms that are interested in people like me? The focus is always on young people with amazing academics; what if you don’t fit that mould?Read reply »
I have been offered a training contract that I have accepted with a firm which recently sent an advertisement to my father. He is wondering if I could ask for a "family discount" for legal advice, but, as I haven't even started yet, I think it seems a bit forward. What do you think?Read reply »
I did a law degree with a view to training as a lawyer, but have decided that I'm not ready for a legal career yet (although it is something that I'm interested in going back to in the future). Is there some kind of time limit after which I'll have to do my law degree again before training as a solicitor?Read reply »
I am a penultimate-year non-law student on a year abroad and I'm looking to apply for summer vacation placements. Many firms only accept applications from final-year non-law students and hold assessment days which, because I am abroad, I could not attend. Would firms allow me to do a telephone interview?Read reply »