Finding my feet in my first seat

While completing my Law Degree, the worry of getting a training contract was always in the back of my head, so at an early stage I thought the best way forward was to get my ‘foot in the door’ with a firm to at least get some experience on my CV, which hopefully would give me an advantage over the other applicants!

Having worked my way up from a part time administrative assistant in a Wills and Probate firm in Derby for a couple of years, I then secured a private client paralegal position with Mullis & Peake LLP in September 2015. I had the chance of working in a great team with a lot of helpful people ready to answer any queries I had, and there were a lot of questions.  

My role changed from taking instructions from fee earners and drafting the documents to actually interviewing and advising the client. Needless to say I was nervous on my first appointment and a little shaky too. As time went on the nerves were replaced with confidence and my shaky demeanour with a friendly smile and a firm handshake.  

When applying for a training contract at Mullis & Peake LLP, I felt me being a paralegal at the firm gave me an advantage as the firm was already aware of my work ethic (as I am not so confident in interviews).  

So after passing my LPC, I found out I had secured the training contract at Mullis & Peake and, of course, I was over the moon. Now I will have to see what having a training contract throws at me and I’m willing to learn the ins and outs of all the departments. Check back here to find out how I’m getting on.

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