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Weekly News Summary – 20th October 2017

Weekly News Summary – 20th October 2017

“Welcome to another Lawyer Portal weekly news summary. This week’s post will cover the legal news stories from 13th October 2017 to the 18th October 2017. This week campaigners are calling for a change in the law so that children at the heart of family cases can talk privately with the judge, a change to...”

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3 Top Lessons for a First Year Law Student

3 Top Lessons for a First Year Law Student

“Anyone who ever says they did well in their first year of university either means they achieved a 1st and a breakdown, or they failed the course but made life-long friends. It’s a tricky time; you’re an ‘adult’ now, but three months ago you had to ask to use the bathroom. Mistakes in your first...”

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Pro Bono Work Experience: A Law Student’s Whistle-Stop Guide

Pro Bono Work Experience: A Law Student’s Whistle-Stop Guide

“Pro Bono Work Experience is for Everyone In an ideal world, every law student would do pro bono work. Pro bono work broadly involves volunteering some of your time to help people who cannot afford legal assistance but need it. In an age of legal aid cuts and austerity such work is crucial to ensure...”

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