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LawCare in demand for career advice

7 June 2010

Alternative career opportunities are the area in which most lawyers have downloaded advice so far in 2010, according to lawyers' support charity LawCare.

Up to the end of May, by far the most popular downloads from LawCare’s website www.lawcare.org.uk were those giving advice about alternative careers for lawyers, and redundancy.

The Alternative Careers information pack, which includes a list of 100 other jobs a lawyer might consider, had been downloaded 3,159 times, and the pack about Redundancy 1,669 times, between them accounting for 41% of all downloads from the site.

Sixteen other information packs are available relating to problems including dealing with an alcoholic in the firm, managing stress and bullying.

LawCare said the figures clearly showed the high number of lawyers who were facing a change of career, either through choice or due to the recession.

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