Tips for gaining legal experience by our Ipswich Trainee Solicitor Hayley Rowland

11th April 2016

Tips for gaining legal experience by our Ipswich Trainee Solicitor Hayley Rowland

Here’s our Trainee Solicitor Hayley Rowland’s latest blog with tips for gaining legal experience:

Finding work experience can be so tough in this industry and I remember making so many applications and getting nowhere. It almost feels like you need experience to gain experience in the first place.

The legal industry is competitive and you need to be determined to make sure you secure these placements. Here are my tips on gaining experience to help towards securing a job in the legal sector:

Tailor your applications to each individual firm. This may sound like you’ve heard this a million times, but this is genuinely one of the most important things you need to consider. If you send a generic application to a law firm they will 100% throw it in the bin. Look at the firm’s website, note what accreditations they have, notable cases they have worked on and what charities/community groups they are involved with and mention these in your applications. This shows that you have taken the time to research the firm.

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