Archive | Legal Work Experience & Vacation Schemes

Warning: Don’t Pay For Legal Work Experience!

Following my recent post about law firms getting people to work for them for free, I was made aware of an even more sinister practice that is going on. It appears that some firms are actually asking individuals to pay to get legal work experience with them.  In one instance, reported on one of the […]

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Tips on Making Successful Vacation Scheme Applications

Following on from my last post reminding you all of the looming deadlines for vacation scheme applications, there follows some tips to help you succeed. As with most things connected to the pursuit of a legal career, time spent at the researching stage will stand you in good stead down the line.  Ensure that you […]

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Reminder: Vacation Scheme Application Time

This is the time of year when many of you should be working on your applications for vacation schemes in the spring and summer.  Many firms have a deadline for applications of 31 January and the latest deadline for most others is either end of February or end of March. Whilst there are more vacation […]

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Unpaid legal work experience – a good or bad thing?

The Law Society’s Junior Lawyer Division says it has received various reports of junior lawyers being asked to work for free.  It recently conducted a poll asking whether people thought it was fair to ask job candidates to work a trial period for free. The majority of people thought it was unfair although there were […]

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Pro Bono Week 9-13 November 2009

Lawyers at all stages of their careers continue to get involved in pro bono activities across the country.  Whilst its a wonderful thing to give yourself and your skills free of charge, it is also a great way for more junior lawyers to get a broader legal experience.  It is also a great thing to […]

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