Steps to Becoming a Solicitor

Becoming a solicitor in the UK isn’t easy. It’s a hard, but rewarding career path. You really need to commit yourself 100% to becoming a divorce financial records solicitor. Not only with the effort you put in studying the law, but financially too. Let’s look at the process to become a solicitor.
You should start early with trying to become a solicitor. As early as you can. After High School why don’t you try and get a week work experience working at a local law firm? This will put you ahead of 90% of people already and you will learn loads, even if it’s just for one week. This will show employers you have had an interest in law from an early age.
Next comes college and your A levels. Obviously you should choose law as one of your subjects of study. But also you should choose other subjects which are either close to law, or will give you good legal skills. The subjects that can give you good relevant skills are Philosophy, English, definition of neglect history and Politics. Some good subjects for knowledge that could be useful in your legal career are business Studies, accounting and Economics. You should aim to get good grades so you can get into a good university and therefore increase your chances of getting a training contract.
During your time studying law at university you should get involved with law societies and pro bono activities to further increase your CV. A great thing to have on your CV is mooting, even if you’re not going to be a barrister. So join the mooting club! At the end of your second year, over the summer, you should aim to get a vacation scheme at a big firm. This will give you a real taste of being a solicitor. Then you should start to apply for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) – the last stage of your training.
Hopefully you will have achieved a 2:1 at university. Now you need to learn the practical legal elements. You should start apply for a training contract, hopefully you will obtain one before the end of your course and can go straight into a law firm after you have finished your LPC. If you haven’t obtained one then keep applying! It’s a numbers game.
Once you have worked for 2 years at a law firm, congratulations! You’re now a solicitor. You can continue to work in your current firm, find work elsewhere, or even start your own firm!

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