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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Career Planning for Solicitors

ISBN13: 9781907698699
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £20.95

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Career Planning for Solicitors is a must for anyone planning their future as a solicitor. This comprehensive guide fills the gap in career information that is currently available to trainees and recently qualified solicitors. It also gives guidance to those at a crossroads in their legal careers.

All the information you need to make the right choices for a successful and fulfilling career is in this practical publication, including:-

  • what law firms look for in potential recruits
  • how to market yourself
  • career development
  • equality of opportunity
  • how you can change career direction
  • work-life balance.
With personal testimonials from individual solicitors, the many types of legal career are insightfully covered, including:-

  • partnership
  • setting up your own practice
  • working as an in-house lawyer
  • working abroad.

Legal Skills and Method
1. Career planning - an overview
2. What firms look for
3. Getting the most out of your training contract
4. The young lawyer
5. Partnership
6. Setting up a law firm
7. Further options
8. Working in-house
9. International opportunities
10. Work-life balance: how to find it
11. Changing direction: careers outside the law

A. Changing career direction or changing from one practice area to another
B. Case studies
C. Useful sources for further information.