Life after the LPC – where are we now? May 28, 2012Posted by travisthetrout in Life After the LPC.
I bumped into one of my old friends from the LPC the other week in the supermarket (while deciding what processed meat to buy for my sandwiches).
It made me think… just how long has it been since I’ve seen the original group of friends? Well I last blogged about it in June 2010 (a year after finishing). So time to review where we are now… almost June 2012.
Out of the original group the majority have finished their training contract and are qualified (about half the group had their TC prior to commencing the LPC). Most of them qualified into the area they wanted to do while studying the LPC, but we a couple of surprise qualification choices. And all of them are still at the firm they trained with.
Out of the other half who didn’t start of with a TC we are all over the place. Only 2 of us went on to get a training contract post-LPC (myself and another who got a 6 month paralegal job leading to a TC at a small firm). Most of the others have changed paths altogether, with only one of us still working as a claims handler. Sometimes I feel a little left behind, being deferred for a year and a half, but I know I will catch up. Eventually. It worries me that other great potentially solicitors, may not and I worry it is because they no longer have the buzz to keep motivated.
Bumping into my old friend (who qualified this year) made me feel bad that I hadn’t met up with my close LPC friends, particularly as I seem to bump into other people I did the LPC with all the time at networking events, JLD events and work. But priorities change, with long working hours, weddings, new babies, new relationships and travel we all seem to have other things on our mind. Life. Fighting to keep a life with the people we want to share it with. Somehow everything else seems to slip away.