NSW Young Lawyers have published a guide on "How to Thrive and Survive in Your First Year of Law", aiming to expose the media contradictions and dispel the public perceptions that the practice of law is glamorous, interesting, highly prestigious, and well paid.

The guide aims to assist new law students in deciding whether a legal career is the right choice for them, and if so, how to survive the everyday legal professional challenges from law school through to the first few years of legal practice.

NSW Young Lawyers is a professional organisation and department of the Law Society of NSW. It represents lawyers up to 36 years of age or who have been admitted to practice for less than five years, as well as law students.

This guide endeavours to give a public voice to the problems which young lawyers face in their first years of practice and assist young lawyers with their efforts in becoming a part of this great and challenging profession.

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