Spotlight: Rural, Regional and Remote Legal Practice

Thomas Wooden

In 2014, the Law Society of New South Wales reported that 12.5% of solicitors were practicing in a rural or regional area, compared with 53.6% of solicitors practicing in a capital city and 30.6% practicing in a wider suburban area.1 For many law students and recent graduates, rural, regional and remote (RRR) legal practice is rarely considered as a career option.

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The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet

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You’ve got six seconds to impress a recruiter on LinkedIn, and once you reel them in, you want to make sure your profile is solid. This giant visual guide tells you the basics of what you need to know to make your profile stand out.

We’ve told you how to make LinkedIn a useful tool in your job search, and this “ultimate cheat sheet” from LeisureJobs lays it all out visually. From your headline to using hidden features, this holds your hand through the process and tells you what you need to know. Check it out at the link below.

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4 Tips for Young Lawyers: Finding The Balance From The Start

Thomas Wooden

Having been there myself, starting a career in law is a steep learning curve brimming with rewarding new experiences, change and growth.  However, it can also be a period of nervousness and uncertainty as for many of us; we learn to grapple, for the first time, with acclimating to the corporate world, full-time work and coming to terms with the stark differences between studying law and practicing law.   

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Top Trends in Legal Innovation - A Law Student's Guide to their Future Workplace

Sam Taylor

In the ultra-competitive legal services market, the technological aptitude of law graduates is fast changing from an employer preference to a pre-requisite. It has been identified in blogs such as Law21, AboutCareers and Youblawg as one of the most desirable skills to have before applying for a clerkship or graduate position. So what exactly are the specific skills, trends, and types of software that law students can familiarize themselves with before entering the workforce? Read more for how the tertiary sector is catering to the skills need, the leading advancements in legal technology and training options and resources you can turn to to become better versed in such increasingly widespread innovation.

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7 Tips For Securing A Legal Internship With The United Nations

Thomas Wooden

Are you considering applying for a legal internship with the United Nations? Are you unsure how to approach the application process? After securing internships with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT), I want to share some personal tips with you in the hope that it will help you obtain an internship with the UN.

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2015 ALSA Wellbeing Guide

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The Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA) is extremely pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Wellbeing Guide. In light of the staggeringly high incidence of mental health problems within the legal profession, this Guide is intended to provide students with some practical, holistic and achievable ways of taking care of their health and wellbeing. The Guide covers a range of different topics, including study tips, finding balance, fun ways to be physically active and some super easy, super delicious recipes. It aims to open up a dialogue about health issues among students, and get them to prioritise taking care of themselves.

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How To Ace An Interview For A Legal Position

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The stress of final years at law school can do strange things to people. The time and energy channelled into research essays, case summaries, all-night study sessions and exams can leave many students with little time to consider the practicalities of life, let alone a career, after graduation.

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Why it is a great time to be a lawyer!

Elizabeth Lee ANU

It’s 2015 and it’s a great time to be a lawyer. This week's guest post is by Elizabeth Lee, a lecturer in professional skills, litigation and legal aid clinic at ANU Legal Workshop. Here are her three reasons why it is a great time to be a lawyer.

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How to Land a Graduate Job at a Top Tier Firm

Elle Woods

Unless your name is Elle Woods in 'Legally Blonde', landing a graduate position at a top tier firm these days can seem impossible. With a virtually unsustainable number of law students graduating and competing for limited jobs around the country, securing yourself a graduate position has become something of an arms race. So how do you stand out from the crowd when the majority of your peers have graduated with similar grades, experience and qualifications? Read more for four simple but effective strategies.

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