Editors weekly: Christmas Cracker

When I heard Wham’s festive classic ‘Last Christmas’ on the radio earlier this week I wanted to put all my work aside, slip into my party frock and stuff my face with mince pies.

Indeed, given how miserable everyone still seems to be feeling at the moment I suggest you all do the same. But before you swap your text books for the karaoke mic make sure you spare some time to check out the winter issue of Lawyer 2B, which is out this week. Copies are available from either your law faculty or careers service completely free of charge.

Once again it’s an absolute cracker and is packed with all the latest info on what’s going on in the legal market, which should prove to be very useful when you’re working through those dreaded vacation scheme application forms over the holidays.

If you’re someone who can’t live without your iPhone then spare a thought for 20th Century trainees who didn’t even have access to the Internet. As Simmons & Simmons’ graduate recruitment partner Alexander Brown explains in Lawyer 2B’s lead feature when he was a trainee in the late 1990s anyone wanting internet access had to make a business case for it. It’s amazing how things have changed in just a decade.

But technology hasn’t only changed the way lawyers work, it has also transformed the way the BVC, GDL and LPC are taught as you’ll discover in our education feature.

And for those of you who would like an alternative route into law have you thought about applying for an in-house training contract? If not, then read our careers feature for everything you need to know about a training route that will give you unparalleled client contact.

Last but not least if you’d rather train as a barrister then the winter issue also contains a bite size guide to a career in the bar. So what are you waiting for – go and grab a copy because from a careers point of view it’s one of the best Xmas presents you’re likely to receive this year.

husnara.begum@lawyer2b.com

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