Recommended Book: From Student to Solicitor – The Complete Guide to Securing a Training Contract

This new book for 2010 is written by Charlotte Harrison who is a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth.

It is described as the essential guide for anyone considering a career as a solicitor in England & Wales, from the sixth former to those studying the LPC.

The book considers each step of the route to securing a training contract from applying for a law degree or law conversion course, to choosing an LPC provider, to undertaking work experience, to writing CV's, covering letters and application forms, and how to impress at interviews and assessment centres.

The author draws upon her own experience of qualifying and working as a solicitor as well as insights gained from her involvement in the co-ordination of career development initiatives for undergraduate law students. In addition, the work brings together advice from over 40 contributors - including LLB law students, LPC and GDL students, trainee solicitors and recently qualified solicitors, law careers advisors, graduate recruitment managers, senior partners of law firms, and senior in-house lawyers.

This combination of author knowledge and advice from a host of contributors provides readers not only with a unique insider view but also helps them to develop the knowledge and skills required to secure that elusive training contract.

The book is available from Amazon and can be found here: From Student to Solicitor: The Complete Guide to Securing a Training Contract

About Matt Oliver

Matt is a former FTSE 100 in-house lawyer, an experienced legal career coach and MD of Trainee Solicitor Surgery. He provides entry level law careers advice to students and graduates through his writing and mentoring. He also offers private one to one coaching to those struggling with training contract, vacation scheme or paralegal applications and interviews.Find out more about Matt's 1-2-1 Coaching >>>>