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Can I work in law without going to law school?

There are so many avenues of law you can work in, and it’s very much the case that you do not have to go law school to become a ‘legal professional’ and work in law.In partnership with Lawyer Monthly, Simply Law Jobs hears from experts at Augusta Ventures,...

Interview questions for lawyers

As the job market continues to improve, many senior lawyers are considering moving jobs, after spending years at the same firm. This isn’t to say that a more experienced lawyer is better equipped for an interview though - in fact, it may have been years...

The 5 best ways to get started in law

The law is not something we have to go actively looking for – it governs our daily lives. Thus, those interested in the subject can use a variety of tactics to become more familiar with it.In partnership with Lawyer Monthly, Simply Law Jobs hears from John...

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...

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