5 Lawyer In The Making YouTube Videos To Check Out | 3 April 2018

Today I thought I would share 5 of my Lawyer In The Making YouTube videos with you that you might want to check out.  There will be another series of videos coming soon, I am just waiting for time to edit them and upload.

As always, I have a large list of videos I want to film but do send me an email/tweet or message on social media with your requests.

So here they are, 5 videos to check out today!

Lawyer In The Making Q&A

I guess I can’t really share a list of my own videos and not mention this one.  This was the first video I filmed professionally and had the best time doing it, and the nerves settled very quickly.  In this video I talk about my career, what Lawyer In The Making is all about, and also why I blog.  Watch it here Lawyer In The Making Q&A Video

Get In The Lawyer Mindset | Attend Legal Events

I am a massive advocate of law students ‘getting into the lawyer mindset’ and a great way of doing that is by attending legal events.  Now I know that sometimes these events are costly or at obscure times, or just not practical to attend.  However, you can always follow events online, using the event hashtag or ask for a copy of the notes.  Alternatively, ask if they offer a student discount on event tickets, or some people will purchase a spare to gift to someone.   Whether it is a seminar on a legal topic of interest, a public lecture, an online webinar, a conference – it is really important you try as law students to attend some.  Watch more on this here.

Law Students | How to use Twitter like a pro

Twitter is my go to platform for all things law.  It is the one I recommend most for law students and lawyers use, whether for research, news, networking or engagement.  I decided to pull together some of my top tips for law students, on how you, as law students, can use twitter like a pro – check it out here.  There are plenty more tips I could share, but the video would be stupidly long!

Law Students Stressing About Advocacy?

Advocacy doesn’t always come easy, and speaking in public is a crucial skill but one that many struggle with.  No matter how confident you are, everyone can get nervous and for some people/law students, nerves are there all the time.  Even when you think you know your material inside out, you can still get nervous.  I decided to share a few basic tips to help you here.

Are you having problems at University?

I get so many emails from law students sharing concerns they have, whether it be subject specific or problems with their law school, study methods etc.  I know that studying law can be challenging at times and you really shouldn’t have to suffer alone.  Equally if you are having problems at university or at home and these things are impacting on your studies then you do need to speak to someone.  Your personal law tutor, dean of school, or even a tutor you get on particularly well with should be your first port of call.  Speaking to someone at your university can help get the problem resolved a lot quicker, even if it is just some additional support, a deadline extension or an acknowledgement that the fact the heating is never on will be looked into! However, I am still more than happy to receive your emails and messages and try and help you where I can. Watch this video here.

Don’t forget to hit the thumbs up button on the videos, and the subscribe button!

Rebecca x

YouTube | Where have I been?

Where have I been?

So, where have I been? Here, there and everywhere it feels like.  But, I’m not talking about destinations in this post, I have been so quiet over on YouTube and I wanted to let you know that’s all about to change.

I filmed this quick video to explain where I have been, and what you can expect going forward!

What can you expect on my Lawyer In The Making YouTube channel?

If you watch my video you will see that I do want to keep the content tailored to both audiences.  So content for law students, but also content for lawyers and those working in the legal profession.  I am hoping that some videos will sit nicely between the two, but I am also very aware that not all the content will do that.

What can you do?

So of course I would love it if you subscribe to my YouTube channel, it just means that you will never miss a video!  You can subscribe by going onto my YouTube and hitting the subscribe button.  Equally, likes and comments are always appreciated on my videos.  Plus if you like what you see on my YouTube channel, then share a link from it to social media or with people you think will like it.

More important than that though, I would love to know what you want me to film and share.  I have a big list of topics and things I want to talk about and share, and this list I have generated myself and from conversations an discussions with people in person and online – but, I want to know what you want!

So make sure that you send me messages on social media, that you comment on my videos or that you email me with what you want.

I want to be producing content that is of interest to you, but also a benefit – so what do you want to see or learn about?

Rebecca x

YouTube Video | How to follow up with people from events

I recently filmed a video with some top tips on how to follow up with people that you meet at legal events.

Maybe they gave you a business card and you just want to ask them some questions. Perhaps they asked you to contact them regarding work experience or job opportunities.  Maybe they asked for you to keep them in the loop about your career.  Whatever the reason this video contains some basic tips to help you reach out to them.

Follow up

3 quick ways to assist you with following up with people after an event.

  1. Jot down some notes on their business card or a notebook. Note down who they were and most importantly WHY you need to contact them (if there was a reason of course).  For example, if you need to send them your CV to look over make sure you write that down and you do it.
  2. Don’t be afraid to remind people (politely) where you met them. For example, it was really great to sit next to you at X.
  3. Spelling and grammar is important. Misspelling someone’s name is poor form, especially when you have it on a business card in front of you.

I hope you find it useful and if you did, please head on over and subscribe to my YouTube channel here.  I am uploading weekly videos and plan to create even more content this year for you on YouTube.

Rebecca x

P.S. for lots of top tips make sure you are checking out my twitter as well @lawyer_inmaking 

Lawyer In The Making |Question and Answer Video

So right now my professionally filmed Lawyer In The Making Question and Answer video has just gone live on YouTube!

I can’t believe it is up there and you can click here to watch it!

Lawyer In The Making Question and Answer Video

Lawyer In The Making Question and Answer Video

I have a proper blog post that I wrote ages ago when I was in Manchester all about the day – but I couldn’t share it with you, as I wanted to keep this as a surprise (plus I have one other big surprise later this year!) until it was ready to go live – so that blog post will be published next week!

Briefly..

Here is my first proper video (filmed by Marc from Coolbox http://wearecoolbox.com) with help from Tim from We Are Mogul (http://wearemogul.com).

The video was filmed back in November in Manchester, it was a great day out and I managed to answer some of my most asked questions as well as some from twitter!

It feels very strange having this video up, and this is going to be the start of a lot more film content from me, but please be nice if you leave a comment. I was very self conscious watching it back, and very over critical (so lots of the bits of me working on my laptop etc. have stayed in as other people liked them!). It is very strange watching yourself back but something I will definitely get used to – I hope!

I hope you like the video, give it a like, and do subscribe as I have a series of vlogs coming soon!

Let me know what you think, and I hope you like it, find it useful, and enjoy seeing some of my vlogs during 2016!  Do hit the subscribe button as well!

Are there any questions you want me to answer?  I get sent a lot of questions which I regularly share the answers to on here.

Rebecca x