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Blackstone's Guide to Becoming a Solicitor

ISBN13: 9781841741222
ISBN: 1841741221
Published: January 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.99

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Competition is fierce to secure a training contract with a firm of solicitors. Undergraduates, postgraduates and those on the LPC all find the task equally difficult. This new book provides practical solutions to many of these problems. Clearly laid-out, easy-to-read and informative, it includes useful advice on such areas as: drafting CVs; writing covering letters to apply for training contracts; researching the market place; getting the best value out of work experience; selecting firms; interview approaches and techniques; accessing sources of finance. The book aims to be a useful source of reference and offer practical tips for anyone wishing to enter the legal profession.

Legal Skills and Method
The undergraduate years; making your application for training contracts; the interview; the legal practice course year; the training contract. Appendices: addresses and contacts at the Law Society and Trainee Solicitor's Group directories; legal magazines; the training contract; extracts from the training code; checklists for training; professional trainee loan schemes; model contract clause; other useful addresses.