Legal Careers Blog Posts

Blog posts regarding legal careers from experts in this area, including legal recruitment specialists, lawyers and law firms and others sharing their tips on how to get ahead with your legal career.

5 reasons why young commercial lawyers may want to consider an in-house solicitor position

by Legal Author June 22, 2015 Legal Careers

In-house solicitor jobs were formerly considered to be mainly for those who wanted an alternative legal career path outwith the more common role of a lawyer within a law firm. Now, in-house lawyer jobs are becoming much more popular. Here are five reasons why young lawyers may want to consider hunting for a job as […]

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How a degree in law can lead a bright future in any industry

by Legal Author September 30, 2013 Legal Careers

How can a law degree can lead to a bright future in any industry? This post explains the importance of staying positive. Since the financial crisis of 2008 there hasn’t been much good news for graduates. But as the results of a recent survey have revealed, it looks like things are taking a turn for […]

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The Fall of Gender Equality Since the Recession: What’s to Blame?

by edralyn September 9, 2013 Car Accidents

Around 2009, the Great Recession was being termed the “Man-cession” or the “He-cession” by many who were concerned over the rising number of unemployed males compared to females, especially due to losses in such male-dominated fields as construction and manufacturing. Still others were insisting the numbers painted a much more complicated picture – one in […]

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Law Training Contracts: What are the Alternatives?

by sophia032 August 2, 2013 Legal Aid

Legal professions and careers are not easy to come by these days. In some instances, it’s not just about the number of jobs posted in the market. The skills and experience required may not match the applicant’s profile, leading to scarcity of options available. For law graduates, this could be disheartening. Fortunately, the evolution of […]

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Pre-Law Just Isn’t Enough Anymore

by Donna Jones July 18, 2013 Blawg
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You’ve probably heard about that many Law Schools now expect you to have some experience in the Humanities. Whether that means double-majoring or just taking some courses in that discipline, it’s hard to understand just why you should spend your energy and time on a discipline that seems so wholly different from law. The Humanities […]

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Public Safety and Law Enforcement: About Background Checks

by billnixon July 12, 2013 General Law

You want that dream job in criminal justice, but are you ready to take a lie detector test? Are you ready for a criminal background check? Are you ready to have your feet put to the fire? Relax, most job interviews are pretty tame, but there are often several checks that employers do to make […]

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Are Law School Applications Giving You A Headache? Here Are Some Things To Ease Your Pain

by Legal Author June 25, 2013 Law

Do you have an attention to detail and want to make a difference in people’s lives? You might want to consider going back to school for a law degree. Law has been practiced since Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Greece, and it is paramount to any civilized society. The laws that govern how society functions ensure […]

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How much do lawyers make? Legal Salary Survey 2013 infographic published

by Legal Author June 10, 2013 Legal Careers

Wondering how much lawyers are making in 2013? UK recruitment specialists Sellick Partnership have recently published their key findings from the 2013 salary survey for the legal sector in an infographic (see below). In a rapidly changing legal market in the UK, legal salaries have shown little signs of improvement in the past three years. […]

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Your Crash Course on Immigration and Social Work

by edralyn April 20, 2013 Legal Careers

Your Crash Course on Immigration and Social Work The image of America as a “melting pot” has persisted for decades, and in many cities, seems more prevalent than ever. An article written by George Borjas on the Center for Immigration Studies website notes that as many as one million immigrants come to the United States […]

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Job Interview Tips for Paralegals

by Laura Heinz April 17, 2013 Legal Careers

Whether you’re a seasoned paralegal or someone new to the legal field, there are certain actions you can take that will help you stand out in an interview. We’ve put together some helpful tips to take your paralegal interview to the next level. Dress the Part When you interview for a paralegal position, be sure […]

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Choosing between public admin employers- Government versus NGO organization

by edralyn March 8, 2013 Administrative Law

Public administration is a rewarding field regardless of where someone finds work, but the kinds of work that administrators have to take on is vastly different depending on the organization that offers it. Government employees generally focus on helping local populations within a given district whereas non-governmental entities reach out to the underprivileged across the […]

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New Infographic: Law School 2.0: How Law School and Law Careers are Changing

by Legal Author January 22, 2013 Legal Careers

In a recent post, “Law School 2.0: Not Your Parents’ Law School” WorldWideLearn has published a new interesting infographic outlining the ways in which law school and law careers are changing. Mainly considering data from the US, the infographic shows how the landscape is changing: Courtesy of:

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Oh What Tangled Webs We Weave

by Legal Author December 6, 2012 Legal Careers

Guest post regarding becoming a lawyer and building your own brand. It’s the age-old story: young person goes to law school, young person graduates from law school, young person needs to find a job in the legal field. The problem comes when there isn’t the abundance of legal jobs there once were, and the competition […]

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Slaughter and May ranked as the most reputable law firm in the UK

by Legal Author November 10, 2012 Legal Careers

Solicitors rank Slaughter and May as the #1 Most Reputable Law Firm in Inside Buzz’s 2013 law survey Slaughter and May has been ranked as the most reputable law firm in the UK by trainees and solicitors surveyed by career information publisher Inside Buzz Ltd. ( in the 2013 edition of their guide An Inside […]

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What it takes to be a great lawyer

by IrwinMitchell October 16, 2012 Legal Careers

So, you want to be a lawyer? Maybe you read a story in the news recently about a young boy who suffered severe brain damage from a car accident and successfully filed a brain injury claim. Or, you heard about a new law being drafted to protect the environment. Every day, there are several inspirational […]

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Alternative Jobs for Law School Graduates

by Kate October 11, 2012 Legal Careers

There’s no question about it—law school is a challenge and completing it is a huge testament to an individual’s strength,drive, and work-ethic. After four years of grueling undergraduate work, mega testing, and another three years of law training, graduation can come as an enormous relief. That being said, graduating from law school in today’s economic […]

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Raising the Bar: Is Law School the New Thing?

by RyanD October 3, 2012 General Law

Law school is the new rage among post-graduates who are looking for a career. After all, these students view the legal field as a golden ticket. They buy into stereotypes about lawyers and the money those lawyers make. Is law school a good bet? Is it the good investment that students think it is? In […]

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Tips for Starting Your Legal Training

by Legal Author September 24, 2012 Legal Careers

The following is a guest post by Amy Harris, a writer for Law Training – which helps students from around the world find the right law courses in the UK. She enjoys assisting students and graduates with their education and job search. Ways to Ensure Success A career in the legal world is often lucrative […]

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Sports Arbitration – A Specialized Playing Field

by RyanD September 21, 2012 Law

Sports arbitration is the process by which the player and the team meet with a neutral third party to decide on salary. Arbitration is generally a last-ditch effort to come to an agreement after usually months of disparate offers between the two parties. How It Works Once the parties have engaged the process, each side […]

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Masters of Criminal Justice Specialization Tracks

by Sarah Rawson September 5, 2012 Criminal Law

When most people consider what a criminal justice degree covers, they often assume police work is involved. Other common assumptions include duties relating to corrections or probation. And it’s true; criminal justice is a common educational path to becoming a police officer, probation worker or in other areas related to corrections. However, criminal justice is […]

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Emerging Legal Trends Are Changing the Course of Legal Professionals

by Ryancaulker August 29, 2012 General Law

For the first time ever, the U.S. is experiencing a multi-generational workforce consisting of Generation X & Y, the Baby Boomers and Traditionalist. With four generations attempting to labor together in the single workplace, comes a unique set of challenges and dynamics. As millions of Baby Boomers begin make their way toward retirement, Generation Z […]

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4 Cliche Job Interview Answers to Avoid

by Legal Author August 28, 2012 Legal Careers

Source The following is a guest blog post outlining tips to avoid four of the most cliché interview answers. It should hopefully be useful for law students, legal professionals and others. Job hunting can be quite a daunting process – so when you do secure yourself an interview the last thing you want is to […]

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Aging with Grace: The Importance of Continuing Education for Seasoned Lawyers

by RyanD August 18, 2012 Guest legal blogging

Like other professions, the legal profession continues to evolve. Changes in the practice of law come not only from the substantive law but from revisions in procedural rules, technological advances and the changing nature of societal demands on the legal profession. Changes in the substantive law, society and technology continue to raise new issues for […]

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How to Get Free Financial Help to Study Law

by Legal Author July 11, 2012 Legal Careers

The following is a guest blog post regarding how to get free financial help to allow you to study law and become a lawyer in the US. Entering the profession of law can be highly rewarding, both personally and financially. However, the extent of the schooling and funding needed to enter the field can often […]

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Your Law Degree and the Job Market: How Finance Can Be a Plausible Career Path

by Cameron Tyler June 25, 2012 Banking and Finance Law

The economy isn’t exactly ideal for any profession, but lawyers in particular are struggling a bit more than others when it comes to securing employment in an increasingly competitive environment. An article in “The Wall Street Journal” detailed the struggle many lawyers are facing in the job market today, citing a story of one lawyer […]

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