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  • Where can I get a copy of the presentation 'Bars in their eyes'?

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  • The best thing Ive done in my life (more or less) was signing up to be a volunteer at CAB - the work is as eclectic as it comes which the (free) training is designed to match, and the staff are just BRILLIANT!! Plus, you can do as much or as little as you like. I wouldn't give it up for a full time post at Farrar and Co...

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  • I am a Law graduate from the University of Herts and since I returned to London from Hatfield, i have been involved in Pro Bono work for ethnic minoriteis especially in areas of employment, immigration, contract law, family law and criminal law. I believe in dispute resolution, therefore I work passionately to get clients to resolve issues outside the court room especially in failed contract situations. I give legal advise in immigration especially where a marriage has failed and the visiting spouse would have to return home...this a huge problem among immigrants. I enjoy family law...where I tell my clients to respect the laws relating to children totally removing imported ideas from Africa or Asia that are not compatible with the laws here. Its been a pleasure to hear from clients expressing gratitude for work done and with a positive result. I know for sure that practicing is very crucial.

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  • Do some small claims instead !

    Progress the law, cut the fraying, and stop kneeling on the carpet where everyone else before you knelt.

    'You gotta ask yourself the question,' do you want to be them....?

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  • Frankly all this hype about pro bono work makes me sick! My experience of having a pro bono lawyer has been truly awful. They are not motivated to help at all and your case always ends-up at the bottom of the pile.
    So much for the standards being high - even a complaint to LawWorks did nothing. All they said was 'complain to your lawyer.' I did, but nothing happened - and this is how it's going on, for almost 3 years!

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  • Why shouldn't those who have a degree in a different discipline have the opportunity to advance their career prospects and enter the legal profession? The GDL obviously isn't as in depth as an LLB but those with a serious intent on furthering their education and learning the law will make of it what they will - and furthermore, who knows what skills and knowledge they will be bringing with them from their previous degrees/careers?

    In order to obtain, successfully, a GDL is hard work - learning the law in less than a year requires a dense concentration of study and in all honesty I have the utmost respect for those managing to do this full-time whilst working to earn money concurrently. It is not a walk in the park.

    For those saying that GDL graduates are fast tracking their way into the profession - you are not completely wrong; however, if your concern is that these "fast-trackers" are stealing job opportunities from the dedicated legal minds who obtained an LLB, your opinion baffles me. Candidates should not be judged on the journey through which they obtained a knowledge and understanding of the law, but on their suitability for the job in question, the skills they have to offer and their ambition to succeed in the legal profession.

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