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Welcome to the TotallyLegal blog, your definitive destination for the latest legal career advice articles and industry news. Our blog is home to a range of interview guides and CV tips articles that are perfect for any legal professional trying to secure a new job. If you need support with the pivot to remote working, visit the dedicated working from home section of our blog for practical tips and actionable advice....
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  • Top CV Tips for Newly Qualified Solicitors: How to

    Top CV Tips for Newly Qualified Solicitors: How to Stand Out in the Legal Job Market

    • 22 May 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Making your CV stand out as a newly qualified solicitor can be a challenge. Read this article to get some top tips on making your NQ Solicitor CV the best it can be.

  • Legal Secretary Careers: Discover the Latest Cours

    Legal Secretary Careers: Discover the Latest Course from ILSPA

    • 1 May 2024
    • Evie Courtier | ILPSA

    Legal Secretary Careers - discover the Latest Course from ILSPA, helping you to navigate a fulfilling career path as a Legal Secretary.

  • Top Strategies for Work-Life Balance in the Legal

    Top Strategies for Work-Life Balance in the Legal Profession

    • 25 Mar 2024
    • Kelli Hall | Evie Courtier

    Kelli Hall, Legal Associate at Cogneesol, shares with totallylegal, her best practices that lawyers can implement to foster a positive culture.

  • Specialising Within Corporate Law

    Specialising Within Corporate Law: Skills and Opportunities

    • 22 Mar 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    The world of corporate law, whether you’re seeking corporate lawyer jobs, or in-house counsel corporate jobs, offers a broad spectrum of opportunities. Read this article to discover what a corporate lawyer is, what opportunities are available to corporate lawyers, and what skills are required to achieve these goals.

  • How to Handle Multiple Job Offers

    How to Handle Multiple Job Offers

    • 1 Mar 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    During your job search, you may find yourself in the situation where you're provided with multiple job offers. This article dives into the actions you can take to help ponder and decide which role will be of most benefit to you, and your career.

  • Career Progression Tips for Legal Secretaries

    Career Progression Tips for Legal Secretaries

    • 19 Feb 2024
    • Evie Courtier | ILSPA

    Are you a legal secretary seeking career progression? Discover our latest tips, with the aid of our trusted partner ILSPA, to help you progress to the next stage.

  • Building a Successful Career in Litigation: Tips f

    Building a Successful Career in Litigation: Tips for Junior Lawyers

    • 19 Feb 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    How do you build a successful career in litigation? Find our with our top tips for junior lawyers.

  • Homeworking Legal Jobs

    Navigating remote legal roles: Your refresher guide to successful home working

    • 7 Feb 2024
    • Anne Sadler

    When working in remote legal roles or hybrid legal jobs, it’s important to regularly reset and refresh. This blog provides current best practices and simple pointers on building an effective workspace, avoiding burnout, and dealing with return-to-office requests.

  • The Top Four Skills for Lawyers

    The Top Four Skills for Lawyers

    • 7 Feb 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Whatever practice area you choose to specialise in as a Lawyer, it's necessary to conquer a combination of legal knowledge, practical skills, and personal qualities to thrive. Discover our top four skills to excel in the legal world.

  • Working as a Paralegal in the Company and Commerci

    Working as a Paralegal in the Company and Commercial Sector

    • 19 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Ever considered a role as a Paralegal in the Company and Commercial Sector? Discover the perks, skills and expertise required to excel as a Paralegal in the Commercial sector.

  • General Counsel Job Description

    General Counsel Job Description

    • 16 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    A General Counsel is the lead legal figure within an organisation, providing in-house advice on all matters affecting commercial decisions. Read this job description to learn more about the role and responsibilities of a General Counsel and what it takes to get there.

  • Legal IT Job Description

    Legal IT Job Description

    • 8 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Within this Legal IT Job Description, we detail the responsibilities of those working in Legal IT, how much Legal IT professionals earn, and what a day in the life of a role in Legal IT entails.

  • Optimising your Job Search: Best Application Pract

    Optimising your Job Search: Best Application Practices on TotallyLegal

    • 5 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    Optimise your job search - learn how to apply smart, avoid being filtered out by applicant tracking systems, and develop your reputation as a credible job seeker.

  • Voices of Law: Interview with Ayla Hasan - Legal S

    Voices of Law: Interview with Ayla Hasan - Legal Secretary at Greenberg Traurig, LLP

    • 4 Jan 2024
    • Evie Courtier

    TotallyLegal recently caught up with Legal Secretary, Ayla Hasan. Ayla offers an insight into how she started out in the legal world, challenges en route, and her top tips to aspiring Legal PAs and Secretaries.

  • Networking for Junior Lawyers: the Importance of B

    Networking for Junior Lawyers: the Importance of Business Development

    • 4 Dec 2023
    • Evie Courtier | Chadwick Nott

    Learn the art of measurable success in private practice - join the discussion of why business development is so important for junior lawyers?

  • Barrister Job Description

    Barrister Job Description

    • 4 Dec 2023
    • Evie Courtier

    Within this Barrister job description, we will dive into commonly asked questions about the role of a Barrister, including: ‘what does a Barrister do?’, and ‘how much does a Barrister earn?’, discovering the requirements and rewards of Barrister jobs in further detail.

  • How to Set up a Job Alert – Optimise your Job Sear

    How to Set up a Job Alert – Optimise your Job Search with TotallyLegal

    • 24 Nov 2023
    • Ani Pattni | Evie Courtier

    Get the most out of your TotallyLegal experience – be the first to apply for the latest job roles. Follow this ‘how to’ guide, to discover how to set up useful alerts and be notified as soon as a relevant job matches your criteria.

  • Lawyers Personal Branding

    How Lawyers can Build Their Personal Brand | Five Ways to Bring Employers to You

    • 23 Nov 2023
    • Anne Sadler

    When searching for legal roles, your CV is just the starting point. An employer’s decision to interview is often influenced by a deeper dive online and in this article we give you tips on how to build your personal brand ready for your next career move.

  • Law Firm Partner Job Description

    Law Firm Partner Job Description

    • 15 Nov 2023
    • Evie Courtier

    Within this Partner job description, we shall discuss the responsibilities of a Partner, earning potential, and what it takes to become a Partner in your field.

  • How does Working In-House Differ from Private Prac

    How does Working In-House Differ from Private Practice

    • 6 Nov 2023
    • Evie Courtier

    Would you rather be a generalist or specialist? What are your long-term goals? Whether you're a NQ Lawyer, or looking to transition into a new role, this guide helps you decipher the difference between an in-house or private practice role.