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Law Talks

Ellie and Katie

A career in law can seem daunting and arduous when first starting out. Join two aspiring lawyers, Ellie and Katie, as they discuss the extensive world of law.


With one clear mission - to inspire, educate, and empower - Ellie and Katie strive to bridge the gap for those who may lack direct access to industry connections.


In monthly episodes, they delve into enlightening conversations with professionals in the legal field, aiming to demystify the complexities of law and provide valuable insights to help listeners understand what it takes to thrive in this field.


Law Talks is a podcast for aspiring lawyers, by aspiring lawyers. Whether you’re just starting to consider a career in law or you’re well on your way, listen in.


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Episodes

Getting Ahead of Application Season
01-06-2023
Getting Ahead of Application Season
In a field where law firms are inundated with applications, it's not just important, but essential, to stand out from the crowd. We're shifting gears for this episode: Katie takes a retrospective journey through past episodes, assembling all the invaluable advice from our brilliant guests. This episode covers everything you need to know, from the art of drafting a standout written application, conquering the Watson Glaser test, to shining in the final Assessment Centre and interview. It's a must-listen for anyone on the challenging journey to secure a Training Contract.TranscriptTimestamps:01.19: What is the role of a commercial solicitor?03.15: How time-consuming is application season?04.32: How do I get my application to a brilliant standard?06.38: Can I talk about non-legal experience?08.30: How do I show my interest in law?09.20: Is it worth doing a Forage Scheme?10.30: How do I get better at the Watson Glaser test?10.53: What is commercial awareness? How do I develop it?12.01: What do I do if I’m unsuccessful in an application?To learn more about this episode:Find out more about the Commercial Law Handbook by the CityCareerSeriesCheck out The Corporate Law Academy (TCLA)Check out ZipLawListen to ‘Law Talks x Eve’ with Eve CornwellListen to ‘How to Secure Legal Work Experience’ with Shona RobertsListen to ‘Law With Sophie & Her Legal Journey’ with SophieListen to ‘Neurodiversity & the Law’ with Amelia PlattonListen to ‘Life as a US Attorney: Is Suits an Accurate Portrayal?’ with Paul EdelstienEnjoying Law Talks? You can keep up to date on all our latest legal updates by following our Instagram and LinkedIn.Want to feature on Law Talks? We're always happy to hear from legal professionals keen to share their insights and experience with our listeners. Get in touch here.Our intro music is adapted from 'Sprightly' by GarageBand Apple Loop and 'Sprightly Remix' by Adamo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Life as a US Attorney: Is Suits an Accurate Portrayal?
01-04-2023
Life as a US Attorney: Is Suits an Accurate Portrayal?
Ever wondered if a career an US attorney is as glamorous as depicted in Suits? Spoiler alert: it's not. But, it’s nothing short of thrilling. In this episode, Ellie is joined by Manhattan-based attorney Paul Edelstein, who compares his real-life experiences to the fictional portrayals seen in shows like Suits. We trace Paul's journey from his early fascination with the law in childhood, through completing his legal studies, and up to conquering the courtroom.Sharing his drive to fight for justice, Paul hones in on the case of the Solis family. Evicted and with their belongings thrown onto the street, they turned to their local neighbour Paul for help. Unbeknownst to the Solis family and their landlords, Paul was an attorney. After nine years of litigation, Paul and his firm Edelstein Faegenburg & Brown LLC secured a $275,000 settlement for the Solis family.Listen in to discover more about Paul’s career, as we separate fact from fiction and uncover the truth behind the on-screen drama.To learn more about this episode:Visit the website of Paul's firm Edelstein Faegenburg & Brown LLC.If you're interested in reading more about the Solis case, check out the Brooklyn Paper and Law360 articles.Enjoying Law Talks? You can keep up to date on all our latest legal updates by following our Instagram (@lawtalkspodcast) and LinkedIn.Want to feature on Law Talks? We're always happy to hear from legal professionals keen to share their insights and experience with our listeners. Get in touch here.Our intro music is adapted from 'Sprightly' by GarageBand Apple Loop and 'Sprightly Remix' by Adamo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Neurodiversity & the Law
01-03-2023
Neurodiversity & the Law
In this episode, Katie is joined by Amelia Platton - a now Trainee Solicitor at a Magic Circle firm and founder of the ND Lawyer Project. Amelia's exceptional efforts in leveraging social media to promote her cause earned her the Legal Cheek Award for 'Best Use of Social Media' in 2022. The ND Lawyer Project has achieved phenomenal success, culminating in the creation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) first-ever neurodiversity resource.Amelia's journey into the legal profession has been anything but conventional. During the episode, we delve into the unique challenges she encountered while studying and qualifying for a career in law. We then explore the multifaceted concept of neurodivergence, discussing its implications for individuals in the legal field and beyond. Our conversation covers the intricacies of "masking" and the importance of implementing reasonable adjustments to ensure that neurodivergent individuals can thrive in their chosen profession.To learn more about this episode:Follow Amelia’s legal career on LinkedInVisit The ND Lawyer Project's websiteListen to The ND Lawyer PodcastFollow The ND Lawyer Instagram page (@NDlawyerproject)Enjoying Law Talks? You can keep up to date on all our latest legal updates by following our Instagram (@lawtalkspodcast) and LinkedIn.Want to feature on Law Talks? We're always happy to hear from legal professionals keen to share their insights and experience with our listeners. Get in touch here.Our intro music is adapted from 'Sprightly' by GarageBand Apple Loop and 'Sprightly Remix' by Adamo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Women in Law: the Next 100 Years
01-01-2023
Women in Law: the Next 100 Years
Dana is leading the way in driving innovation in the legal industry. Dana is CEO of Obelisk Support - the world’s largest freelance legal services provider that uses ex-City lawyers to provide quality, flexible and affordable legal support to law firms and in-house teams, with a mission to support top lawyers with their personal commitments. In 2014, Dana founded the First 100 Years, a national campaign to celebrate the first 100 years of women in the legal profession in the UK and Ireland. The project continues in the Next 100 Years chapter in the same spirit - to celebrate, inspire and advance the work of women in the profession for future generations. Dana regularly speaks at industry events and contributes to legal articles and publications, and has won numerous awards. Supported by the Next 100 Years, Alma-Constance is the co-host of the Kids Law podcast that focuses on the laws that affect children as they grow up. Through her podcast, Alma-Constance is determined to help educate and inform children about these laws, and their potential impact on their lives.A special thank you to Donella Torcassi for putting us in touch with Dana.To learn more about this episode:Visit Obelisk Support's websiteLearn about the First 100 Years through their website and Instagram page (@first100years)Learn about the Next100 Years through their website and Instagram page (@next100years_)Follow Dana on LinkedInCheck out Kids Law podcastFollow Kids Law on Instagram (@kidslawinfo)Enjoying Law Talks? You can keep up to date on all our latest legal updates by following our Instagram (@lawtalkspodcast) and LinkedIn.Want to feature on Law Talks? We're always happy to hear from legal professionals keen to share their insights and experience with our listeners. Get in touch here.Our intro music is adapted from 'Sprightly' by GarageBand Apple Loop and 'Sprightly Remix' by Adamo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.