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Junior Lawyers' Handbook

How to Navigate the Transition from Student to Legal Professional
Eloise Skinner
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The Junior Lawyers’ Handbook is the comprehensive career guide for every new lawyer making the transition from student to legal professional. Filled with practical guidance, exercises and actionable advice, this new book is essential reading for those looking to upskill and integrate themselves into a new working world.
Written in the context of a rapidly changing legal profession, The Junior Lawyers’ Handbook provides invaluable resources with which to navigate the industry, covering all aspects of professional and personal development, as well as guidance on longer-term career planning. 
In addition, it includes carefully curated tips and advice from a range of legal professionals, along with checklists, tables, flowcharts, diagrams, case studies and further reading recommendations.
The Junior Lawyers’ Handbook is the ideal companion for any new lawyer seeking to take control of their career.


  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Communication: The written word
  3. 3. Communication: The spoken word
  4. 4. Communication: The unspoken word
  5. 5. Professional development
  6. 6. Personal development
  7. 7. Mentors and mentoring
  8. 8. Developing networks
  9. 9. The bigger picture
  10. 10. Expert advice

About the Author

Eloise Skinner is a qualified solicitor at US law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. She studied Law at Cambridge University and graduated with a triple First Class degree. Eloise now leads in-house trainee development training and runs regular skills sessions at universities. She is also a frequent contributor on careers-related topics for organisations such as The Lawyer, Lex 100 and The Law Society.




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160 Pages