Although the festive period is now behind us and the season of goodwill to all men a distant memory, why should we stop giving? By ‘giving’, I am not talking about money, but instead our talents and abilities to inspire and benefit others.When I first read about the new CPD professionalism element in the Journal last year, I looked at the ‘Inspiring the Future’ website and duly signed up. All it asked for was one hour of your time to work with schools and colleges to inspire young people about your trade or profession. CILEx provides excellent resources to help you with this, and the media office can send leaflets, materials and a useful PowerPoint (see page 34 of this issue).To date, I have worked with five different establishments and have three more booked for the next few months. It is great to talk to students about how a career in law is not just for those going to university, and I am proud to tell them about the alternative route via CILEx, or even as a paralegal or legal secretary
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