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Acing the training contract covering letter

You’ve sent your CV and covering letter off to what feels like hundreds of firms, but still you haven't secured an interview. You are close to giving up. There is only so much rejection you can take. Your CV is great, you have a hard fought for 2:1,...

What does it take to train as a paralegal?

By Amanda Hamilton, CEO, National Association of Licenced Paralegals (NALP) Working as a paralegal is a career option that many are choosing these days, rather than being a default career pathway if you cannot find a training contract to qualify as a...

How to become a paralegal in the UK

Paralegals are law professionals who work alongside solicitors and barristers in a supporting capacity.Paralegals can find work at law firms, within the public sector and at non-profit organisations, the role can often be classed under a range of job...

Should you add hobbies to your legal CV?

When it comes to writing a high-quality CV for a legal role, one of the grey areas which tends to confuse people is whether to include hobbies. There are arguments both for and against including your hobbies, so check them out below and use them to inform...

How to create a legal cover letter

In order to stand out from the crowd an impressive and interesting cover letter is essential.The legal sector is highly competitive so securing an interview requires a strong CV and a cover letter that grabs the employer’s attention. What should a cover...

ILSPA announces next legal secretaries diploma evening class

Our partners, The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs have launched their next legal secretaries diploma evening class, which you can join now! See more details below: ILSPA has been working with aspiring Legal Secretaries since 1990 and one of their...

What questions should you expect in your paralegal job interview?

Interviewing is always difficult, regardless of the role, but for a paralegal job, things can be complex and confusing. This week Simply Law Jobs, alongside its partner Lawyer Monthly, hears from Rhiannon Cambrook-Woods, the Founder of Zest Recruitment,...

Addressing the myths about Paralegals

In the late 1980s the term ‘Paralegal’ had only been referred to in the context of U.S television shows about Courts and Attorneys. It had never been a term that we used in the UK.Arguably, The Paralegal Association (now referred to as the National...

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