Lawyer In The Making is heading to Hong Kong

If you follow me on twitter or have liked my Facebook Page, then you will have just seen that I have announced that I have rebooked my trip to Hong Kong!

I was meant to go earlier in the year, but was unable to do so, so I am very excited to have managed to squeeze in a quick trip for work before 2016 is out.

Why Hong kong?

I have been approached by a few people to pop out and chat about work, plus as you know I am such a law geek, so I plan to visit some Universities and courts, and also attend some legal events (as well as sight see, and admire the beautiful Hong Kong Skyline *photo was taken from google*)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

I can’t share too much about the work I may or may not be doing right now but what I can tell you is that I will be visiting the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Hong Kong Law Society whilst I am there.  There will be diary entry posts when I am in Hong Kong and of course I will be tweeting and sharing photos on Facebook and Instagram too.  So if you aren’t following me on these platforms now is the time to do so.

I will also be visiting a couple of courts (yes I am that much of a law geek), and will definitely be sitting in on 2 sessions at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, and I am fortunate that there is a criminal and civil procedure matter happening whilst I am over there.  I am also looking forward to visiting the High Court and the Competition Tribunal.

I am really excited to be heading to Hong Kong and to be going for work stills feels extremely surreal.  This year has felt like I have taken Lawyer In The Making and my digital marketing consultancy business on tour!

Thank you for your continued support of my blog, encouraging law students and prospective students on pursuing a legal career, and supporting lawyers with their digital marketing would never have happened if it wasn’t for your support!

Have you been to Hong Kong? Do you work or study there? Maybe you have some sight seeing recommendations? Let me know!

Rebecca x

 

Stop Stealing My Content

stealing my content

I am totally shocked that I actually need to write a blog post titled ‘Stop Stealing My Content’, and have put it off for quite some time but it is getting a little bit ridiculous now.

Stealing My Content

Stop Stealing My Content

Whilst I can’t necessarily stop people from stealing my content,  I am now going to be making a bigger deal of it when I find out people have done.  If I see you have directly stolen content from my blog (and I do have alerts etc.) then I will be contacting you and asking you to either reference the article directly (and link to it) or remove it.

What is worse is that some of my followers regularly contact me with links to blog posts, photos, news stories on other blogs or Facebook posts which is my content.

I have absolutely no objection to people sharing my content, so long as they do the decent thing and reference Lawyer In The Making and put a link to the article.  I actually like it when people do that, when they agree, disagree, and share posts.

If you are going to refer to a blog post, paragraph, photo, or comment of mine, then remember to reference Lawyer In The Making. Plus it isn’t that hard to copy a link, especially when I know you know how to copy content, as you have taken some of mine!

What I am really not happy about is when people copy word for word my content and upload it as their own.  That is plagiarism and there also is no need for people to do this.

My blog is my blog, a place for me to write legal news updates, career updates, share legal events I go to, book reviews, useful tips etc.  If you have a blog, you create the content for it yourself.  Or you take ideas or news stories from other people but you share the necessary links.

I don’t go around stealing content from other people; if I see a news story I like, I always link to it in the blog post and say where I took it from.

Are we living in a world where people lack manners and common decency?

I like to think that I am fairly decent, easy going human being, but this is getting ridiculous.  I have seen a blog where a certain student copied my entire About Me page, how is that even relevant to her?  Copy the style of it if you like, but not all of the content, plus last time I checked her name wasn’t Rebecca and she didn’t go to my university.  I know she looks like a fool but it isn’t the point.

I regularly see people who have stolen entire blog posts and some of my most highly read posts too, please share these posts and link to them, or copy a paragraph (and a link) but write your own content.  It isn’t that hard.

Rebecca x

Amazon Prime Day | Today

Today is Amazon Prime Day and I thought I would share the link with you to Amazon Prime in case you wanted to check out any of their amazing deals that they have on offer specifically today.

As you will all know already, Amazon runs discounts all year on their products, which is great for law students who need to purchase books, and it is just great in general for anyone who wants to purchase brand new items with a little bit of a discount.

what is amazon prime?

I was fortunate enough to have Amazon Prime for the last year, which means that I receive free next day delivery and sometimes even free same day delivery, as well as access to all of the Amazon Prime TV and Movies.

Prior to having Amazon Prime I was a frequent Amazon purchaser, and I would regularly buy University books, random law books, DVDs, boxsets, CDs etc.  Delivery is already pretty decent with normal Amazon Delivery and you can obviously choose to pay for Next Day or Special Delivery with individual items anyways for anything urgent.  However, the overall cost of Amazon Prime for the year, isn’t overly expensive and I now regularly grab bits on their for my sisters and family, so the cost is well worth spending.

As previously mentioned this isn’t a sponsored post, and I have not been asked to share any of this with you.  I just thought I would promote a product that I really enjoy using, and has been a benefit to me over the last year.

I do love buying books from bookstores, and wherever possible try to do so, but sometimes that isn’t practical, and sadly there is a shortage of law bookshops in the UK, and carrying bags full of books home isn’t always a great idea.

amazon prime day deal

Click on any of the links above to be taken to the Amazon website where you can check out some of the amazing deals they have on today, as well as access the 30 day free trial.  You can choose to have the 30 day free trial at any time of the year, so maybe check it out when you plan to order your university textbooks!

Rebecca x

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Virtual Law Work Experience Programme – email

There has been a lot of interest in my Virtual Law Work Experience Programme which I am so excited about.  I sent around an email this week which you can check out here.

Don’t forget that the programme runs all year and there may be offers going up throughout the year with money off codes.

Whilst you are on my website or newsletter make sure you subscribe to my weekly newsletter, that way you can stay up to date on all the blog posts I share as well as events I will be running, and some other exciting bits and pieces I have planned for this year.

Plus I will be sharing discount codes for the work experience programme on there too!

As you are aware I have created the Virtual Law Work Experience Programme to cover the whole of the United States (rather than just New York which is where I undertook mine with the company that no longer exists).  I am hoping to expand this programme and potentially branch out to other countries as the year goes on.

Part of the programme enables you to write some content for law firms all over the United States on various legal topics, benefitting them but also giving you exposure to new areas of law, developing your research and writing skills as well as making some great connections.

Don’t forget that you can email me if you have any questions on the programme, the types of work you would be doing, a more in-depth breakdown of the skills you will be gaining or developing or any other questions you have.

I had the best time when I undertook the programme a few years ago, and because I gained so much from doing it, plus I always get asked about it in interviews, so when I realised the company I was telling you to go and look at didn’t exist anymore, I created my own programme.

Where in the world you would like to undertake some work experience from (from the comfort of your own home)?

Rebecca

Update – June 2016

This weekend I decided to sit and write my June update for you all.  So much has happened over the last 6 months, and even the last month and I wanted to share as much as I could of that with you.

I have been travelling a lot, speaking at events for lawyers and law students on social media and blogging, and the benefits of these.  I have been running lots of training sessions on these topics as well, as well as writing lots of content for law firms, whether that is blog content or website content.

The last few months I have also been writing social media strategies, content strategies and also speaking on panels.  As well as managing a couple of social media platforms.

I have also been helping lawyers, law firms and law students with their LinkedIn profiles and company pages.  I have been creating reports containing ways to improve your engagement as an individual or company.  I have been rewriting summaries, and also company pages, and showcase pages.  I absolutely love helping lawyers with improving their LinkedIn pages both individually and their company profiles.  LinkedIn is a great resource for sharing news and updates, making connections, potentially finding jobs, and lots more!

Read my full update here.

I have also travelled a lot as mentioned above and there will be the odd blog post going out about my travels, such as must sees in various locations, and some of my business travel tips.  Don’t worry though, this blog won’t be turning into too much of a lifestyle blog, just sharing the odd insight in between my law related posts.   Places I have been to for work so far this year: The Hague, Berlin and Barcelona.  Places I am going to this year: Hong Kong, Melbourne, Boston and Washington DC.

By way of a random update can you believe that it is exactly a year ago since I spent 3 weeks exploring the west coast of America.  I had an amazing time and will try and reshare some links to posts and photos over the coming weeks, especially the amazing law related things I got up to, such as The California Women’s Law Center – Pursuit of Justice Awards, Alcatraz, visiting Santa Barbara Courthouse to name a few.

Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button so that you never miss a newsletter or important update.  I have a big update coming this week which I am extremely excited to share with you all.

Let me know if there is anything else you would like to know about the work I do.. how I run the sessions? locations? Costs?

Rebecca x