Look Before You Leap - A Guide for Aspiring Lawyers

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This is a guide for younger or aspiring lawyers in Australia. In it you will find summaries of what it is like to practice law in the real world. This is not a technical book full of case citations or statutory guidelines. Rather, it is to help the reader get an understanding of what it is like to work in a law firm, and what a legal career looks like on a day to day basis. More

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About Chris Hargreaves

I am a solicitor at a large law firm in Brisbane, Australia. I work primarily in commercial litigation, although I have experience in a wider range of areas.

I get a lot out of trying to assist others in the professional development, and I find this to be a rewarding use of my time. Generally my existing (and intended) books are focused on that goal, in the hope that some of my personal experiences will assist those who come after me.

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Review by: Ryan Crouch on Sep. 16, 2013 :
This e-book gives a fantastic oversight of some of the critical considerations any young lawyer must weigh up before choosing to work in a law firm.

This book speaks the plain truth about what students need to know, and leaves the reader in a position where they can accurately weigh up their options. However, most importantly, it also flags some core skills and personal characteristics that a good lawyer will need as they embark upon a career in a law firm.

This is essential reading for any student at law school. There are some fantastic positives about being a lawyer, but also some realities that students should be aware of before making their choice, and this e-book lays them out clearly for the reader.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Luke Gamble on Sep. 15, 2013 :
From the perspective of a young lawyer, Look before you leap is an enjoyable read and gives a strong insight into what working in a law firm, an Australian one at least, is actually like.

Serious yet light-hearted, the book covers the practical aspects of a tough profession, that is often glossed over when studying a law degree.

Guidance as to how progress up the ladder of a law firm I found most interesting.

Highly recommended for those currently studying law, and for early career lawyers.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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