| From Snufkin|
Friday, February 23, 2007, 05:03
I dont know about that... the legal executives in our firm get paid on par with solicitors (well young solicitors).
Anyhow i have already started the course which is run through ITC ... a branch of Ilex. I am not a qualified legal secretary. I started the job as an office junior but was moved to secretary in about 3 months. I work for a partner now and am gaining experience, but still not really enough to comand a brilliant salary (though my next job should be ok).
I am sure it is different everywhere but where i am they strongly suggested going for Legal Ex rather than secretarial or paralegal qualifications because they are far more widely accepted. Perhaps it is different in other parts of the country.
I have practical reasons for not studying fulltime -- though i would love to. Its just not really an option for me right now, and anyhow i dont think i could get used to not earning anymore.
A law course does not automatically guarantee anything though, you still have to take the LPC and then 3 yrs traineeship which are in HIGH demand. When we took on 2 new Trainees this year we got over 300 cv's in application. (reply to this comment)