I'm new to this forum and I'm not sure if this is the right section to post in.
I wanted to ask if anyone has any advice on seeking a career in the legal field- specifically, in becoming a solicitor. I've been working really hard to become a lawyer since starting university. I thoroughly enjoy studying the English and Welsh law and I'm eager to study other legal systems around the world. I managed to complete my law degree, despite all the obstacles that I've had to face. I have a real passion in utilising the knowledge I have to benefit people. Throughout my incarceration, I found myself giving out legal advice (to the best of my knowledge) to other inmates to help bring some level of relief towards their distress.
My conviction (and 18 months custodial sentence) has literally turned my world upside down. I have no idea if I could ever go into this field again. I debate with myself sometimes, thinking, perhaps there are other careers that I should pursue instead. But my family and friends (as well as career personality tests) consistently suggest that I take the route to becoming a lawyer.
Any and all advice is appreciated. Thank you for your time.