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