Nearly Legal has a training contract, and mirable dictu, with a legal aid firm (at least pro tem) and to start shortly. I’ve come over all Fotherington-Thomas. Hello birds, hello sky.
It was about bloody time somebody took a punt on what was evidently seen by many as a bit of risk. I can say with some confidence I will be good at it. Bring on the last few hurdles to qualification.
But this will mean a change hereabouts. I had already decided that, should a miracle happen and someone decided to take me on as a trainee, I was not going to do “a trainee’s blog”.
With all due respect to those who are doing ‘qualifying’ blogs and doing them well – Pupilblog, Lawyer-2-be – that isn’t for me. I have already found this blog turning away from posting about day to day job stuff, at least in any purposeful sense, and I can’t see myself doing a trainee’s experience any justice. This blog has pretty much done the ‘rites of passage’, even if it was as a disgruntled, albeit case-running, paralegal. I’m not going to take the blog through it again.
So, I’m not going to post about life as a trainee, or at least not unless I really, really want to.
I’m not quite sure what will happen here, although I have some ideas in mind. In the meantime, normal service will be more or less maintained. Apart from a distinct lightening of the usual air of grim frustration, of course. Right now, I am a distinctly relieved and happy Nearly Legal.