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The legal profession is made up not just of solicitors and barristers; it also includes paralegals, chartered legal executives, apprentices, legal secretaries and more. There are also important affiliated careers to consider, and pro bono and diversity schemes that may help you to get ahead. More Law – offering you more than just law.
There's no denying it – apprenticeships in the legal sector are gaining momentum. The traditional route to being a lawyer is being challenged by, among other things, the Legal Education and Training Review, the rise of legal executives, increasing paralegal numbers, and alternative business structures.
For law graduates not going on to the LPC or BPTC, a career as a professional paralegal is a real alternative. Being a paralegal is not the same as being a lawyer, but as doctors are supported by skilled nurses, so too solicitors are supported by skilled paralegals. And as with nurses, nowadays paralegals are becoming a recognised professional group in their own right.
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CILEx is the professional body representing around 20,000 trainee and qualified chartered legal executive lawyers. Changes in legislation mean that chartered legal executive lawyers are increasingly on a level playing field with solicitors or barristers, as they can now become judges, advocates and partners in law firms.
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 here a synopsis of some of the biggest and most interesting legal toing and froing that 2012-13 had to offer.