Breaking into the Legal Industry
Why would I wantto work in law?
A career in the legal profession is not all about pacing upand down packed courtrooms, delivering dramatic speechesthat would guarantee your place in the World’s Greatest Orators of all Time list and make even the great Sir Laurence Olivier in his heyday bow down to you inadmiration. And then when you have finished banging theworld to rights you slip off and enjoy your cognac and cigar.
Alright this may happen on that rarest of occasions but in the main, alegal career is much more routine that that, even at the higher echelons of the legal tree.For some people a legal career means choosing between being aSolicitor and a Barrister –or ‘lawyer’, a blanket term used to describeboth roles. But there are numerous occupations within the legalsystem and all are geared toward upholding the law of the land anddealing with those who contravene it.At one end of the scale are Court Administrative Officers,Barrister’s/Advocate’s Clerks, Paralegal’s and Legal Executives,while towards the top of the industry sit Solicitor’s,Barrister’s/Advocate’s, and Judges.As varied are the types of roles you can choose from are the number of areas you work in. Opportunities can be found in corporate,family, personal injury, human rights, public sector, employment,