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No vacation scheme? Get volunteering!

Volunteering at a legal advice clinic, Citizens Advice Bureau or another pro bono initiative is a great way to gain legal work experience while helping others. If you haven't got a vacation scheme lined up this summer or have finished your applications, volunteering would be a great use of your time - read this week's LC.N Says for information on getting started. Elsewhere, one reader asks the Oracle about making a career change from solicitor to barrister, while our Feature has some advice on completing online application forms, which can be deceptively tricky. Happy reading!


Meet the Lawyer

Jason Raeburn - Baker & McKenzie

As an intellectual property solicitor at Baker & McKenzie, Jason Raeburn’s work regularly centres on cutting-edge technologies and business models. Read on for more on the opportunities and experiences that come with working at such a forward-looking firm.

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Brochure focus

Linklaters LLP

Live the dream - or rather, live your ambition, as you absorb all that this infographic and information packed brochure from Linklaters has to offer.

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Burning Question

#UnfairDismissal: employees and social media

Should an employee get sacked for sending offensive tweets?

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Meet the Recruiter

Lisa Powell - Weil, Gotshal & Manges

As someone who loves advising the candidates and trainees under her care, Lisa Powell is the perfect person to introduce you to the recruitment process at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and provide some key tips and insights along the way.

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The Oracle

Can I switch from solicitor to barrister?

I want to be a barrister, but now I think it would be easier and more financially sensible to apply to train at a City firm, compared to competing for a pupillage. Could I train as a solicitor and then transfer to the Bar?

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Practical tips for completing excellent online application forms

Should I use my Gmail, Hotmail or an academic email address when giving contact details? How strictly are deadlines enforced? Are there any ways of saving myself some time? AllHires' Amy Elderfield has the answers!

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LC.N Blogs

Vacation scheme experiences: less about work; more about culture
Jamie England

There are many insights to be gained from a vacation scheme at a law firm.

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LC.N Says

An essential guide to volunteering
Hannah Wilby

Do you want to volunteer this coming summer holiday?

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Take 5

Ships ahoy

Set sail with these five firms, renowned for their expertise on the high seas, whether that’s to do with shipbuilding contracts or piracy litigation:

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Wilson Browne Solicitors - Two paralegals leading to training contract (all aspects of commercial law)

Wilson Browne Solicitors, based across the East Midlands, is recruiting for two paralegals to work across all offices with a view to becoming trainee solicitors. Apply by Friday 24 July.

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Meet the Recruiter: Every fortnight we delve into the mind of a recruiter to find out what they do, what makes them tick and what they are looking for in a candidate. And of course we get them to answer the all-important favourite biscuit question!

Burning Question: All law firms want their lawyers and their trainees to have commercial awareness. This means that you need to know what's going on in the business world. Each week we pose a burning question and ask a real lawyer or trainee to write a short answer.

The Oracle: We often receive requests for help and advice from future trainees and pupils. We've now formalised this process in a 'problem page' format. The Oracle will help you solve all those tricky problems relating to the recruitment process. Letters of particular interest, or letters that serve to illustrate common issues, are published in the newsletters and on the site. Whether published or not, every letter that we receive gets an answer.

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