To keep you up-to-speed with the rate of change in the legal world, the weekly bulletin this week offers you a quick guide on how graduates can help law firms be a part of the ever expanding social media sphere. You also get a look at Monckton Chambers, a chambers that seems to be thriving in the brave new world created by the Legal Services Act.
We also have a survival guide for those seeking paralegal work, a focus on banking & finance by White & Case, two blog posts on international experiences, a profile of Wragge & Co’s Carly Davies, and an Ask Lawyer2B on whether to defer a training contract in favour of a round-the-world trip.
A recent study paints the legal sector as being slow to warm to social media. Lawyer2B’s new reporter Becky Waller-Davies takes a look at the industry and asks how graduates could contribute to law firms’ tentative steps towards social media.
Get set, go Do you want to know what makes a top chambers tick? The Lawyer’s Katy Dowell looks at the rise and rise of Monckton Chambers.
Because of changes in the way law firms conduct business, the number of paralegals is expected to grow by at least 18% by 2017 - here’s a rundown on the benefits of paralegalling and how to become one of them.
Jason Tema the president of Keele University law society talks about what it was like to secure a summer placement in Hong Kong while Shearman & Sterling trainee Marco Moraes tells us about his Brussels secondment.
As we all know, banks are in the money business; they accept our deposits, invest them in a wide range of financial products and make both themselves and us a profit in the process. But ever wondered what banking and finance lawyers actually do? Here we explore what it’s about; with a peek at the working culture and the skills required to practice in this field.