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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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  • Legal Executive Job Description

    • 22 Jul 2021

    If you want to get a legal practice qualification but do not fancy becoming a Solicitor, you might consider training as a Legal Executive. In this Legal Executive job description we look at the responsibilities, requirements and rewards of the role.

  • How to create engaging communications that include everyone

    • 22 Jul 2021
    • Allegra Chapman from Watch This Sp_ce

    In the second guest article from Watch This Sp_ce, co-creator Allegra Chapman explains how you can create engaging communications that include everyone.

  • In-House Counsel Job Description

    • 21 Jul 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    This In-House Counsel job description article covers the fundamentals of the role. We look at the different in-house roles and answer questions like “What does an In-House Lawyer do?”

  • Five Steps to the Perfect Legal Secretary Cover Letter

    • 8 Jul 2021
    • Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs

    In their latest guest article for the TotallyLegal blog, the Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs reveal what it takes to write the perfect Legal Secretary cover letter.

  • Starting point: 5 ideas for starting your diversity and inclusion work

    • 5 Jul 2021
    • Mo Kanjilal from Watch This Sp_ce

    In their first guest article for TotallyLegal, specialist consultancy Watch This Sp_ce offers 5 ideas for starting your diversity and inclusion work.

  • The Art of Concentration

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • ILSPA

    In their latest guest post for the TotallyLegal blog, the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs provides top tips and expert advice on how to stay concentrated on your workload.

  • Reach Work partners with Watch This Sp_ce on diversity and inclusion consultancy

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • Watch This Sp_ce

    TotallyLegal's parent company Reach Work is partnering with specialist consultancy Watch This Sp_ce to continue driving diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.

  • Legal Secretary Job Description

    • 17 Jun 2021

    If you want to find out the answer to questions such as "What is a Legal Secretary?" and "What does a Legal Secretary do?", our Legal Secretary Job Description article has got you covered.

  • The quest is on to find the Best Paralegals 2021

    • 14 Jun 2021

    The National Paralegal Awards returns for its third year of finding and rewarding the best Paralegals and Paralegal businesses in the UK. Find out more and nominate today.

  • Discover exclusive insights from the legal profession

    • 7 Jun 2021
    • Victoria Strange

    In our annual Audience Insight Report, we explore how the working lives of legal professionals were impacted in 2020, analysing a range of key issues that have affected our audience throughout the past year.

  • Legal PA Job Description

    • 25 May 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    Our Legal PA job description article covers information about the responsibilities, requirements and remuneration of the role. If you want to find out more about what a PA does in a law firm, check it out today.

  • What is Law Firm Risk & Compliance?

    • 16 Apr 2021
    • AJ Fox Compliance

    In their first guest post for the TotallyLegal blog, specialist recruitment agency AJ Fox Compliance provides a comprehensive introduction to law firm risk and compliance

  • Free online courses and resources for legal professionals

    • 14 Apr 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    In our aim to help you continue to progress whilst working at home, we decided to research and list here some of the best free online courses and resources for legal professionals.

  • Developing Skills for Success as a Legal Secretary

    • 23 Mar 2021
    • Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs

    In their latest guest post for TotallyLegal, our partners at the Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs reveal the five skills you will need to develop in order to have a successful career as a Legal Secretary or PA.

  • How We Are Making TotallyLegal More Accessible

    • 22 Mar 2021

    We are committed to making TotallyLegal accessible to as many people as possible. Here is an overview of the steps we have taken so far.

  • An Introduction to the Spear Programme

    • 15 Mar 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    As part of our commitment to making the professional world a more accessible and inclusive place, TotallyLegal supports Spear Islington. Find out more about the programme and how you can help in this article.

  • Building your Paralegal CV with Retail and Hospitality Experience

    • 3 Mar 2021
    • Lunaria Partners

    In their latest guest post for TotallyLegal, the experts at Lunaria Partners explain how your retail and hospitality work experience can be utilised on your Paralegal CV.

  • How to Become a Paralegal

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • Ethan Cumming

    With many routes to choose from and no specific entry requirements to become a Paralegal in the UK, it can be hard to know which is the right first step to take. In this article you will learn how to become a Paralegal in the right way for you.

  • Paralegal Job Description

    • 24 Feb 2021
    • 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.

  • Top 6 Legal Podcasts to listen to in 2021

    • 25 Jan 2021
    • Imogen Hartley

    There are so many excellent legal podcasts available in the UK, so it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled a list of our top 6 legal podcasts to get you started.