If you are volunteering then you should be commended. If you are volunteering in a legal setting to help your professional prospects we encourage you to shift your mindset. Volunteering at a law firm won’t motivate a law firm to bring you on in a paid role. Volunteering in a legal setting shows a potential employer that you do not place high enough value on your time. At Yegal we believe that time spent volunteering might instead be spent:
- Identifying a niche area of practice that you have an interest in; and
- Upskilling – find training opportunities which specifically relate to that niche area;
For example, around 80% of paralegals and junior litigators work on a discovery project at some point in their first 3 years of practice. If you want to land a law firm job then teach yourself e-discovery via Yegal Academy. It’s totally FREE!