Overview: So you want to be a lawyer?

October 2013
Lawyer 2B;10/18/2013, p14
The article reports on what it takes to secure one's dream job in the legal profession in Great Britain. The legal profession is split in two--solicitors and barristers--in England and Wales. The type of work handled by solicitors and barristers is generally different. Barristers represented the clients in court, whereas solicitors were always the first point of contact for clients.


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