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At some point in your career, you might decide it's time for something new. You may want more of a challenge, a change in career direction or to earn more.
Whatever the reason for wanting a change in your career, it's important to:
- evaluate where you are in your career
- develop clear objectives
- plan your goals and how you'll achieve them
On this page you'll find:
Law Society careers clinic
Dates for 2021: 19th January, 10th February, 9th March, 20th April, 18th May, 15th June, 13th July, 7th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 8th December
Time: Appointments last for 45 minutes and will be scheduled from 9.30am to 6pm
Location: Law Society, London or by phone
Our careers clinic is for Legal Practice Course (LPC) paralegals, final seat trainees and qualified solicitors.
- a one-to-one consultation with a career coach/legal recruiter
- careers advice on applying for training, interview practice, changing career direction, returning after a break, transferable skills and alternative careers
To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles from the Law Society Gazette
Moving on from small firms – what salary should I be seeking in a senior solicitor role?
Rerouting a career path – what would be the best way to get into commercial law?
High street or City – is it really that difficult to move on?
Solicitor-advocate or barrister – which should I go for?
I want to move up – should I stay or should I go? – gaining experience to move into a more senior role
Post-prosecution roles – after a senior prosecution role, what are the options if you don't want to go back to private practice?
Whether you want to progress in a job you love or you're considering a completely different path, it can often be difficult to take charge of your own career progression. Do you have a burning career question you need answered?
Jason Connolly, chief executive of JMC Legal Recruitment, will be holding a live Q&A session to answer all your queries. You can send us your questions before and during the event.
Date: 23 February 2021
Time: 10am to 11am
How to work part-time – the long-held view that part-time lawyers lack commitment is changing
How to combine two careers – is it possible to pursue a second vocation alongside the law?
How to change specialism – the daunting prospect of moving practice area or career sector
How to leave work at the door during the pandemic – dealing with a work/life balance while we're working from home