shall I do the LPC full-time or part-time? please advice

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I've decided to self-fund the LPC as I want to work in the highstreet. My only issue is that I can't decide whether to do the LPC full-time or part-time.

The advantage of doing it part time is that I wil have extra money and I'm currently working as a RTA case handler so it's useful experience on my CV. However, the job is incredibly stressful and we have settlement targets for every month that are not realistic. I'm running my own caseload of 250 cases but this keeps getting higher. I'm getting really stressed out and don't think I can cope for much longer.

What holds me back from qutting my job and doing the LPC is that I'm scared I might not get a job after finishing the LPC. Where I live there's not many legal assistant / paralegal jobs going so I worry I will be jobless come next July.

My aim is to get into family law and I understand I will need work experience to get a TC in this area. If I work work full-time in RTA it won't be possible to get experience and all my holidays will go on exam prep.

Any Advice on what I should do
I feel so divided and the LPC starts in less than a months time.
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Report 4 years ago
Experience is extremely important when it comes to TC. I would advice doing the LPC part-time as you can build that experience while working. That's what I am doing and I already have a TC.

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