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Practical Training for Law Students (AKA – where have articles of clerkship gone)

I had a very interesting conversation recently with somebody who has an important role in the training that is given to law students and...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer Part 1 – A Unique Story

If you are trying to get a job as a lawyer (and hold onto it) in the current market, then the first thing you're...

Getting a Job as a Lawyer – Series Overview

A comment on the site recently prompted me to consider a series of articles designed to assist law students and graduate lawyers to try...

Is University failing us?

University degrees are failing up and coming professionals by not teaching the skills they need to flourish in the workplace. To some, this opinion will...

How to Catch an Egg without Breaking It

Knowing how to go about approaching your first legal file (or files) with a minimum of risk, especially if your first file is inherited, can be...

Legal Recruitment – Getting a Job as a Lawyer

All things point to the fact that the current legal recruitment market is absolute rubbish.  The question of how to get a job as...

Should I become a Lawyer?

I remember as a high school student pondering what I should do in my future.  For a long time I was headed towards an...

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Should you Just Phone Your Opponent?

Ah yes, the great joy of the litigator: writing unbelievably long-winded letters back and forth for months to set out why your client is...

Or… We Could Just Fire You Instead

Recently I took a bit of a shot at law firms trying to pretend that their COVID-related pay cuts came with associated reduced working...

40% Pay Cut, 140% Full Time Load

It's been fascinating watching law firms react (in advance) to what they believed was going to be the horror story of COVID-19.

How to Make the Most of Your CLE

Attending any kind of continuing legal education can feel like it was largely a waste of time - even if it came with a...

Legal Careers Are Awesome

Recently I mentioned what I thought was a fairly self-evident concept: being a lawyer is actually pretty challenging. If...
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