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Episode 20: making the most of and preparing for virtual events
Events have gone virtual and there are many things you can be doing to prepare for, make the most of, and follow up on them. We spoke to Matthew Berrick, future trainee at Pinsent Masons LLP and found of The Legal Line-Up for his advice on approaching virtual interactions. We also chatted to Hannah Wright from Shakespeare Martineau LLP about what she looks for when speaking to students at virtual events.
Find virtual events and more information about legal careers on LawCareers.Net: https://www.lawcareers.net/
Links mentioned by Matthew:
Episode 19: an introduction to legal technology – with Bernie Rivard
Heard of legal technology but not really sure what it is, or what it means? In this episode, we speak to student and future trainee Bernie Rivard about how legal technology is changing the role of lawyers and the legal profession, and what students need to know.
Sign up to LawCareers.Net: https://www.lawcareers.net/MyLCN/Register
Podcasts: Linkubator Podcast, KIIPSSpeak Podcast.
Articles: Artificial Lawyer, SCL Student Bytes, The LegalTechnologist Newsletter
LinkedIn: O-shaped Lawyer Group, Lorraine Chimbga, Bernie Rivard
Episode 18: diversity and mentoring in the legal profession – with GROW
In this episode we speak to Natasha Dutton from GROW Mentoring, looking at why mentoring is so beneficial for aspiring lawyers and how mentoring can help improve diversity and social mobility within the legal profession.
Find out more about GROW: https://growmentoring.wixsite.com/grow
Follow GROW on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grow.mentoring/
Advice on virtual networking:
Episode 17: working as an in-house lawyer – with Annabel Akintomide
This episode looks at what it’s like to be an in-house lawyer. Our guest is Annabel Akintomide who works in-house in the financial services industry. We speak about what working in-house means, the differences between private practice and in-house, and her advice for those who are interested in this career path.
Find out more about working in-house:
Check out BosSeason for tips on personal development: www.instagram.com/bosseason/
Episode 16: building a personal brand outside of law – with Venandah Madanhi
In this episode, we speak to Venandah Madanhi – a law graduate and future trainee solicitor who has several interesting experiences under her belt. We spoke about how she’s built her personal brand, what she’s learnt from running a business, how to network on a personal level, and how the makings of a good lawyer have transformed over the years.
Follow Venandah on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/venandah-madanhi-frsa-b40039115/
Check out Talk About: https://talk-about.org.uk/
Training contract deadlines: https://www.lawcareers.net/Solicitors/TrainingContractDeadlines
Coronavirus information for students: https://www.lawcareers.net/Solicitors/CoronavirusInformationForStudents
Episode 15: what it's like to be a trainee solicitor
In this episode we speak to Rachel Lawrence, trainee solicitor at Dentons about her journey to becoming a trainee, what her life and work is like – especially during this unusual time of coronavirus – and what she wishes she had known before she started.
Sign up to LCN: https://www.lawcareers.net/MyLCN/Register
Coronavirus information for students page: www.lawcareers.net/Solicitors/Coro…tionForStudents
Video interview dos and don’ts: https://www.lawcareers.net/Explore/Videos/VIDEO-INTERVIEW-dos-and-donts
A guide to online pupillage interviews: https://www.lawcareers.net/Explore/Features/12052020-A-guide-to-online-pupillage-interviews
How to network during lockdown: https://www.lawcareers.net/Explore/LCNSays/How-to-network-in-lockdown-our-top-tips
Are law firms still recruiting trainees despite coronavirus? https://www.lawcareers.net/Explore/Oracle/05052020-Are-law-firms-still-recruiting-trainees-despite-coronavirus
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