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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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  • The Legal Secretary Profession: Updates from ILSPA

    • 23 Jan 2023
    • Megan James ILSPA | Evie Courtier

    The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs are delighted to announce the latest updates and improvements to their 2023 online classes and syllabus. Enrol today.

  • 5 Key Attributes of a Legal PA

    • 19 Jan 2023
    • Megan James ILSPA | Evie Courtier

    The attributes required to excel as a Legal PA. Learn how to boost your Legal PA career, with the aid of the ILSPA.

  • What Type of Lawyers are Most in Demand?

    • 22 Dec 2022
    • Evie Courtier in association with Temporis Recruitment

    A detailed analysis of what type of lawyers are in demand, from practice area to locum roles. Discover your latest lawyer job today.

  • The Ins and Outs of Job Resignation

    • 14 Dec 2022
    • Evie Courtier

    How to resign from a job: your guide on how to professionally and politely hand in your notice from your latest legal role.

  • Are you a Paralegal?

    • 6 Dec 2022
    • Evie Courtier & Amanda Hamilton

    1000s of people are working as Paralegals without realising it. So, how can you find out if you are in fact a Paralegal, and what should you do about it?

  • Mind the Gap: Addressing the Gender Pay Gap for General Counsel

    • 15 Nov 2022
    • Evie Courtier

    Looking into the gender pay gap of senior legal jobs, with a focus on the promising change in General Counsel roles.

  • What Does an Employment Paralegal Do?

    • 14 Nov 2022
    • Evie Courtier

    An outline of an Employment Paralegal's job role, from the employment practice area to salary.

  • Time For a Career Change? Here’s How to Become a Paralegal

    • 28 Oct 2022
    • Evie Courtier & Amanda Hamilton

    The ins and outs of how to become a paralegal in partnership with NALP (The National Association of Licensed Paralegals)

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    Paralegal Job Description

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • Ethan Cumming

    If you want to become a Paralegal, you need to know what life is like for these essential legal professionals. Check out our Paralegal job description to learn more about the responsibilities, requirements and rewards of the role.

  • The Bonus Boom of 2022: Insights into the Post-Pandemic Legal World

    • 8 Aug 2022
    • Evie Courtier

    The TotallyLegal 2022 Salary Survey: discovering how the post-pandemic landscape has shaped the legal employment market - download today.

  • Legal PA of the Year: Why Nominating your Employees is Good for Business

    • 4 Aug 2022
    • Evie Courtier

    Totally Legal has paired with its sister site, SecsintheCity, in the bid to award the 2022 Legal PA of the Year. Nominations can be as beneficial for your employee's morale, as it can for your business - here's how.

  • Nominate Your Legal PA of the Year 2022

    • 27 Jul 2022

    Winning our Legal PA of the Year Award is the ultimate recognition of your hard work, dedication, and achievements. If you are a Legal PA who goes above and beyond every day, we want to hear from you.

  • What is Conveyancing? Everything You Need to Know

    • 21 Mar 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    In this Conveyancing article, we explore the details of the role, answering questions like “Where Do Conveyancers Work?” and “What Other Conveyancing Roles Exist?”

  • Career Guide: Legal Jobs Abroad

    • 11 Mar 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    Thinking about relocating overseas? There are several options for moving abroad as a lawyer, each with their own career perks.

  • Does the Gender Pay Gap Still Exist in the Legal Profession?

    • 8 Mar 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    Does the gender pay gap still exist in the legal profession? Here, TotallyLegal takes a deep dive into the statistics.

  • How to Gain Legal Work Experience

    • 4 Mar 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    Gaining legal work experience is crucial if you want a career in law. Here, you can find out about the different work experience opportunities for prospective legal professionals.

  • 7 of the Most Common Law Training Contract Interview Questions – and How to Answer Them

    • 22 Feb 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    Training contract interviews can be daunting, but there's no reason to feel anxious if you prepare adequately. In this article we share some common interview questions and how to tackle them.

  • The 2022 TotallyLegal Salary Survey: Benchmark Your Salary

    • 1 Feb 2022
    • Joshua Boynton

    In this year’s salary survey, we want to understand whether the pandemic is still affecting legal professionals, as well as identifying any other trends, including salary inflation, the gender pay gap and working hours.

  • Personal Injury Lawyer Job Description

    • 16 Sep 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    In this Personal Injury Lawyer job description, we explore the details of the role, answering questions like “What does a Personal Injury Lawyer do?” and “How much does a Personal Injury Lawyer earn?”

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    ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma: Live Online Classes

    • 9 Sep 2021
    • Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs

    The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs are delighted to be offering live online classes, which start on Wednesday 26 January 2022. Find out more and get your early bird discount today.