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Feeling pretty tired after a series of evening events for The Lawyer and Lawyer2B. On Tuesday it was The Lawyer Hot 100 party at the Royal Exchange where there was plenty of misty eyed talk over champagne and canapes about traineeship and the stratospheric places that contemporaries had ended up.
While Wednesday saw me at the other end of the professional spectrum attending Lawyer2B and the College of Law’s Not Too Late for Law event hosted at CoL’s offices in Moorgate, London.
Aimed at career-changers and mature students who may feel they will struggle to break into the legal profession, the event was focused on giving them plenty of opportunities to shmooze graduate recruitment teams and find out exactly what they look for in potential recruits.
As the first event of its kind I have attended I was struck by not only the attendees hunger for information but also the sense of caution out there.
And I can see why, if people have jobs and families it is a huge step to take into a gloomy legal employment market. But with the drive and quality people showed last night and the potential rewards evidenced at the Hot 100 it still seems like a risk worth taking.
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