I created this website to help law students, trainees & qualified solicitors to achieve success in their careers. You may or may not know this, but I don’t receive any money or payment for writing this blog and the advice/articles contained within it. In fact, the blog costs me money in hosting fees and a tremendous amount of time and effort in writing the content, designing the site and keeping it updated.
So, why do I do it? Well, I truly believe that it is part of my life’s purpose to learn and experience different things in the legal industry and then turn and lend a hand to others who are also trying to get ahead. I have been a law student struggling to get the right grades & work experience. I have been an LPC student juggling a heavy workload and a rigorous schedule of training contract applications. I have been a stressed out trainee solicitor learning on my feet. I have been let go at the end of my training contract to try and find a position as a newly qualified solicitor at the start of a recession. And I have taught myself to network, stand up in court and market my firms on social media.
I have struggled through all of these things and survived so believe that it is my duty to help others to do the same. I feel like I have achieved the impossible and spent years figuring out how to succeed in the legal industry, so I must now make it possible for others to do the same and shorten their learning curve if I can.
As I said above, it does cost me money to host this site, but I feel that the cause is worth it. If you have found something useful here and you want to help to keep the website running, please feel free to support me in one of the following ways:
1. My book list: If you like the sound of one of the books on my recommended book list, please buy it via my bookstore. It is powered by Amazon, which means that they give me a commission for every book sold.
2. My services
3. Other products: Coming soon!
4. Tell someone about the site: Tell your colleagues, peers and friends about From Student to Solicitor so that they can benefit from the resources too.
5. Share the articles: If you read something that helped you, you can easily share it with your network via twitter, facebook, pinterest, linkedin, googleplus and email using the buttons below each article.
6. Link back: If you have a site or blog, I’d love it if you could link back to From Student to Solicitor and share the site with your readers.