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    I have an llb and im currently living in nz. I have been looking into continuing with my law career and plan on having my degree assessed. However im concerned about how difficult it will be to get into a law firm after the profs course with no experience. Any fed back would be great!

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    Hello,

    I'm sorry I cant help you with this one but you will probably find that you will get in at a junior position.

    Why dont you email to some law firms or larger organisations who'll have a legal council and test the water first?

    Good Luck!

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    Hi there

    I dont want to put a dampener on it but getting into law in NZ seems pretty hard unless you are in one of the bigger cities.

    I have been a lawyer in London for 22 years specialising in big multi million pound divorces and had a pretty good reputation too.

    In New Zealand I work as a home help as I cant get work as a lawyer!!! Its less stress and the poeple are nicer though!!

    Seriously I have found it nigh on impossible to get in and I suspect that to begin with you will need to get a job in admin support rather than going straight in as a fee earner.
    Hope this is of some help and dont be put off!!

    Sue

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    Thats what im afraid of Sue. Im willing to move to the bigger cities though so hopefully it will be a little easier there

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    fingers crossed for you - keep me posted and good luck!

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