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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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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coronavirus brought the global economy to an abrupt standstill in 2020. Now, in the slowly receding shadow of a global pandemic, we take a look at the big ideas and trends set to shape the legal profession in 2021.
  • We want you to tell us how the legal profession has changed in the past year. Take part in TotallyLegal’s annual audience survey to have your say.
  • Here are some of the great ways that the ILSPA can help and support Legal Secretaries and PAs throughout 2021 and beyond.
  • If you have a relative who’s stuck in a career rut or a friend looking for a new job, why not treat them to a career coaching Christmas gift from Personal Career Management this holiday season?
  • Ever wondered how to become a Solicitor? You're not the only one. In this guide we explore the different ways of qualifying as a Solicitor so you can decide which is best for you.
  • 22% of legal professionals say that the hardest part of remote working is not getting to see their colleagues every day. Here are our tips for collaborating, socialising and staying connected while working from home.
  • Do you want the latest legal jobs directly to your phone as soon as they’re posted? Download the TotallyLegal app on iPhone or Android today to enhance your job search.
  • 93% of our audience want to work remotely even once regular office work can resume. For that to happen, you need a workspace that works for you. Here's how to optimise your work from home setup.
  • The Institute of Legal Secretaries & PAs has just announced its next live online classes. Enrol before 30 November 2020 for a £100 discount.
  • In their first guest post for our blog, specialist paralegal recruitment agency Lunaria Partners tell us all about the 5 mistakes you might be making in your job hunt.
  • Find out everything you need to know about Legalex Virtual and get your free tickets today.
  • In this guest article, the experts from TopCV offer their advice on how to optimise your legal CV for job hunting during a pandemic.