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Support for individual solicitors
We’re aware that some solicitors are facing difficulties in their careers due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
This could include solicitors going through the redundancy process or uncertainty due to the end of furlough.
As part of our Reset, Resilience and Recovery campaign, we’ve developed a support package for individual solicitors below.
Free careers clinic
We offer a free careers clinic where you’ll get a one-to-one consultation with an expert career coach or legal recruiter.
The advice covers applying for interview practice, advice on changing career direction and returning to law after a career break, among other areas.
- 29 October
- 3 November
- 10 November
- 17 November
- 8 December
- 14 December
Appointments last for 45 minutes and will be scheduled from 9.30am to 6pm through video conference
To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date and time slot.
Solicitors going through redundancy will get a priority slot.
Visit our career development hub for more information.
Professional Development Centre
Practitioners have been using lockdown to further their career and education.
Our new learning and development portal has a series of topical webinars, podcasts and courses to help you in the next step of your career.
If you’re going through redundancy, email email@example.com for free access to these resources.
Read our articles on:
- career options for solicitors
- changing career direction
- help to progress your career
- advice about changing roles
- guidance on how to work differently
Lawtech will play a vital role in driving the post-coronavirus recovery across all sectors of the economy, including legal services. We hold regular sessions giving an introduction to lawtech, and offer bespoke sessions on legal technology and GDPR.
Register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insight on the legal services market
LexisNexis has released its first Gross Legal Product Index, which analyses the impact of COVID-19 on the legal sector.
The report concluded that lockdown has had a negative impact on some practice areas, such as residential conveyancing, commercial real estate and immigration.
However, it also showed that other practice areas are accelerating their recent strong growth, including employment law and company law.
Mental health hub
Going through career uncertainty can affect your mental health and wellbeing.
We offer one-on-one support through LawCare and a series of online resources to build resilience and manage stress:
Redundancy legal advice
You may also find this government information on your redundancy rights useful.
Gazette Jobs portal
Other support available
Support for partners and senior in-house lawyers
BCKR is a specialist organisation which works with senior lawyers to help them navigate the relatively unknown world of identifying and securing non-executive roles.
Joining the judiciary is a great opportunity for solicitors who want to take their career in a new and challenging direction. Our judicial careers hub has information and advice for aspiring judges.
Would you like to write blogs or articles for us? Get in touch through email@example.com.
Support for senior solicitors
Recharge: marketing yourself following a career break (90 minutes) 12 November 2020