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Just ask any aspiring lawyer and they will tell you that pursuing a career in the legal field is no easy feat, as they resentfully go on about the long list of drawbacks.   Intense pressure. Client demands. Long hours. Research.   Admittedly, it can get a little overwhelming, demanding, and stressful. Yet, it is not all dark clouds and lost hope. Deep down, these individuals carry a sense of pride and achievement as...
By Evon Khor & Loo Pei Yen (BAC Apprentices)                                                   “I have never interned at a law firm before, am I at a disadvantage?” This is a common concern for law graduates who are seeking to enter the legal workforce. Law students are typically advised to secure an internship at a...
  By Kumuthamalar Sandaranaido & Ashlyn Kwong (BAC Apprentices) “Are you on LinkedIn?” is probably a question you have heard many a times, whether or not you have started your professional journey.   Ah yes, LinkedIn - a platform widely used for professional branding and for employers to get connected with potential employees / jobseekers (or vice versa).   However, similar to most...
By Kaartheik Geiyan & Hu Hui Hui (BAC Apprentices)   From Facebook to Instagram, social media is no stranger to brands. But what is this new app by a Beijing-based company that has led to rave reviews by millennials?      TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. It is a platform which sparks creativity by allowing users to create fun and creative content in...
Pursuing a legal career can be very demanding and trying. Individuals in this field of work, require a certain skill set and attitude. Walking the path of Law takes great focus, commitment, and confidence – giving off the impression that it is only suitable for a specific breed of people. This is certainly not true.   While pursuing a legal profession may seem a little daunting and discouraging, if you are willing to dedicate...
Yes, we’ve all been there; sulkily wallowing in the utter shame and embarrassment that comes from making mistakes.   Mistakes can often discourage us from going ahead with something we’ve just started to learn, it may provoke us to quit a job or convince us that we’re not good enough. Mistakes and failure are so intrinsically intertwined, making it easy to assume and believe that there is no more room to learn and...
Have you ever looked at someone at a work-related event and thought “Wow! This person really does know everyone.” It’s impressive, isn’t it? Watching them move from one group of people to the next, maintaining civil, charming conversation.   Establishing strong professional networks of this sort, can determine your success. Networking does not only boost your social skills and confidence, but it can also...
Are you someone who would be interested in studying Law, but you already know that you do not want to become a Lawyer? Go ahead and get that law degree anyway!   Studying law does not just prepare you for a career in law but can also help you branch out into a plethora of career options, teach you some valuable and timeless life skills and help you grow as an individual. Being a lawyer may not be for you but having a law degree is...
By BAC Apprentices Writer: Hew Hoong Liang Editor: Sandeep Singh Research: Clara Ooi & Yen Soo Shin   As a student sitting for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) exams, these are unprecedented times. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Legal Professional Qualifying Board (LPQB) to delay the CLP twice. Under normal circumstances, we would have sat for the exams in July/August of 2020. Due to Covid-19,...
Round 3 of the Lockdown has begun, in an attempt to combat the rapid spread of Covid-19, as well as three strands of VOC; the Alpha variant (B.117), the Beta variant (B.1.351), and the Delta variant (B.1.617.1).   Several workplaces in the private sector, in light of initially less strict measures, ensured employee attendance-. When cases began rising rapidly, this led to a number of jokes among employees about the SOPs in place. A...
When people think of lawyers their minds immediately think of a litigator who’s advocating in a courtroom. Yet, little is known of the other legal professions that a law graduate may pursue. Here is a list of other law careers one may find interest in!   Mediator   A mediator is a lawyer who settles disputes outside of court by individually looking into the cases of the disputing parties and offering...
Degree? Successfully completed. Graduation? Over and done with. Job Interview? Aced. And now you’re about to step into a whole new world called the “workplace” and start adulting! In fact, starting your first job can be a nerve-wracking experience as it sets the pace of your career in the future. Here are some common first job problems and tips on how you can overcome them.   1. You don’t know anyone...