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Archive for January 17th, 2008

Today I am talking to Katherine Gibson, President of the Junior Lawyers Division of The Law Society about the new help line set up to help students and young lawyers who get into difficulty or are suffering from stress and pressure.

The JLD has a website and the helpline number is: 0800 856131

Katherine also has a blog “Voice from the Chair”

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Listen to Podcast 36: Katherine Gibson, President of the The Junior Lawyers Division of The Law Society

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Staring into the abyss…

The Times “Water Cooler” column has an interesting piece this week: “In what is destined to become the legal equivalent of The Samaritans, the Law Society is introducing a telephone helpline for junior lawyers starring into the abyss. Law students, trainees and solicitors with up to five year’s experience can use the helpline, one of several initiatives on offer from a new representative body looking after those at the less well-paid end of the profession.”

Well, apart from jokes about all night photocopying and making coffee for the supervising partner, this does seem to be a useful move. Stress and pressure do seem to be rife in the legal profession.

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As a follow up to this post I did a podcast with Katherine Gibson, President, Junior Lawyers Division of The Law Society

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