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THE SCOTTISH LAWYER ...
Welcome to my corner of the internet! I'm Nadia Cook, also known as The Scottish Lawyer.
Here, you'll find valuable resources tailored for aspiring solicitors, law students, junior legal professionals, and others seeking to advance in the legal field.
My motivation for creating this space is simple: to share the knowledge I've gained on my legal journey and offer transparent insights into life in the law.
I also noticed a lack of Scottish-related legal resources, so I've included a Scotland-specific page that I plan to expand in the future.
My ultimate goal is to foster social mobility and promote greater accessibility within the legal profession. And with that in mind, let's get started right here, right now!
See below a range of templates which I have created and made completely free to download.
I hope these are useful for aspiring solicitors, and legal professionals alike. Please feel free to share and any feedback is always welcome.
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THE NEED TO KNOW TABLE
I created a table when I began my new NQ Junior Solicitor role and saved it to my desktop for quick reference. It came in so handy to firstly allow me to see what I had found out already from people in my team and what I still needed to know.
This table is in docx. format and can be used and edited how you wish. It will be helpful for anyone working in a legal environment, especially trainees, apprentices, legal assistants, paralegals, junior lawyers, and those starting a new job etc.
"one thing I've always found is there's loads of help or inspirational people out there but I find them studying in England and the system is a bit different for Scottish students here - an extra barrier when you come from an ethnic minority so very much appreciate your help."
LLB Student, Scotland
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