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The BBC Legal team takes a fresh look at the legal profession and how you can become a lawyer. We meet some amazing people who we think will inspire you whether you’re considering a career in law, taking the first steps or working your way up and looking for guidance about what to do next. This is Not All Lawyers Have Law Degrees… plus lots of other useful things we’ve found out about becoming a lawyer and the people that do. Find us on Instagram @notalllawyerspod
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The BBC Legal team takes a fresh look at the legal profession and how you can become a lawyer. We meet some amazing people who we think will inspire you whether you’re considering a career in law, taking the first steps or working your way up and looking for guidance about what to do next. This is Not All Lawyers Have Law Degrees… plus lots of other useful things we’ve found out about becoming a lawyer and the people that do. Find us on Instagram @notalllawyerspod
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    Isaac Eloi: People need help and support

    Isaac Eloi: People need help and support

    Isaac Eloi is starting out as a lawyer at ICE, a digital music licensing hub. He tells us how joining a specialist lawyer network helped him get this niche role and why he co-founded the Black Men in Law network to find out what was happening to black men in law firms and provide support. From brotherhood to Baroness Scotland, Isaac explains why you should always swipe right on dreams and opportunities.
    Groups that Isaac mentioned…
    Black Men in Law Network: @BMLnetwork
    Black Women in Law @BlackWomenLaw
    UK Black Music Lawyers Network
    The Law Collective @CollectiveLaw
    Urban Lawyers https://urbanlawyers.co.uk/

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    • 40 min
    Rianna Powponne: Law firms do want to recruit normal people

    Rianna Powponne: Law firms do want to recruit normal people

    Rianna Powponne of Rare Recruitment shares essential advice about CVs, applications and interviews - including what to put on your CV and what to leave out plus how to tell your story and deal with tough questions in interview.
    National Careers Service:
    https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

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    • 32 min
    Sonia Janday: Working with and for the business

    Sonia Janday: Working with and for the business

    Sonia Janday, Senior Legal Counsel at Aviva Investors, discusses the appeal of an in-house, city centre legal job – including the parking space and unexpected issues involving rats – and how you can use networks and other in-house lawyers to find in-house legal roles.
    LawWorks:
    https://www.lawworks.org.uk/

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    • 29 min
    Ahmed Aydeed: The most important thing is listening

    Ahmed Aydeed: The most important thing is listening

    Multi award winning Ahmed Aydeed, Public Law Director at Duncan Lewis solicitors, talks passionately about the “huge rewards” of working on cases which change clients’ lives, government policy and the law. And he explains why empathy, passion and the ability to listen are key ingredients of a legal aid human rights lawyer.
    Young Legal Aid Lawyers:
    http://www.younglegalaidlawyers.org/
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    • 29 min
    Siobhan Taylor-Ward: How life-changing is that?

    Siobhan Taylor-Ward: How life-changing is that?

    Siobhan Taylor-Ward, a solicitor at the Vauxhall Law Centre in Liverpool, talks about the challenges and rewards of working in a law centre embedded in the community and unlocking problems for people at the toughest moments in their lives. She explains how her work links to campaigning and the many ways you can get involved in a law centre near you.
    The Law Centres Network: https://www.lawcentres.org.uk/
    Legal aid lawyers network: http://www.younglegalaidlawyers.org/
    Justice First Fellowship: https://jff.thelegaleducationfoundation.org/
    Support for lawyers https://www.claiming.space/
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    • 28 min
    Ceri Evans: All about legal apprenticeships

    Ceri Evans: All about legal apprenticeships

    In our second episode about apprenticeships, we speak to Ceri Evans, National Programme Director for Apprenticeships at the University of Law and get the facts about legal apprenticeships, including which organisations offer them, how much you get paid and the importance of finding the right place for you.
     
    Information about apprenticeships:
     
    https://allaboutapprenticeships.co.uk/
    https://www.ucas.com/understanding-apprenticeships
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    • 29 min

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