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The process of qualifying as a lawyer is long. With the rise of virtual events, we may feel obliged to attend every session given that they are more accessible than in-person events. On top of this, we’re juggling applications, studying and hoping for a lockdown-free festive season.
In 2018 while studying the Legal Practice Course, I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. Instead of focusing on applications, I spent my time managing symptoms of my condition, regular hospital appointments and medicines with severe side effects. I spent nine months doing seemingly nothing, with no prospects of a training contract and no idea of when I would feel well enough to return to the world of work.
We are approaching the busiest time of year for aspiring lawyers when it comes to applying for insight events, vacation schemes and training contracts. If you are balancing this work with your normal university workload, or even another job, this can be especially stressful. The deadlines seem to be approaching fast, you have done most (if not all) of your research, and now it is time to do the hardest part – actually sitting down and filling out the application forms.
This section offers opinion and analysis from members of the LCN team, as well as guest posts from contributors from all walks of law
Aims to solve all those problems that relate to recruitment and training, with examples ranging from how to fund your studies through to whether having visible tattoos will harm your career prospects
one month ago Episode 20: making the most of and preparing for virtual events
2 months ago Episode 19: an introduction to legal technology – with Bernie Rivard
3 months ago Episode 18: diversity and mentoring in the legal profession – with GROW
4 months ago Episode 17: working as an in-house lawyer – with Annabel Akintomide