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    Hi,

    I am a first year law student, and found a volunteering opportunity at a small law firm. Can anyone give me any tips to prepare, and how long I should volunteer?

    I was told by my lecturer it'd be good to gain experience.
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    Volunteer for a few months at least. It looks good on your CV and you can develop many skills and get a real insight into what being a solicitor might be like.

    Having been a legal intern at various firms, here are some tips which helped me:

    - Always be enthusiastic about tasks, even if they are menial admin tasks.
    - Dress smartly.
    - Ask questions.
    - Offer to help out.
    - Be emotionally savvy. Recognise when it's a good time to ask questions/ help and when others are too busy/ stressed to be pestered.
    - Treat everyone in the office with courtesy, from partners to the receptionist.
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    (Original post by habeas.corpus)
    Volunteer for a few months at least. It looks good on your CV and you can develop many skills and get a real insight into what being a solicitor might be like.

    Having been a legal intern at various firms, here are some tips which helped me:

    - Always be enthusiatic about tasks, even if they are menial admin tasks.
    - Dress smartly.
    - Ask questions.
    - Offer to help out.
    - Be emotionally savvy. Recognise when it's a good time to ask questions/ help and when others are too busy/ stressed to be pestered.
    - Treat everyone in the office with courtesy, from partners to the receptionist.
    Thank you so much for replying!

    I'll be sure to follow your advice. (:
 
 
 
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