What I wish I knew-What should solicitors know before deciding to go clinical

“What I wish I knew”: what should solicitors know before deciding to go clinical?

All clinical legal supervisors face a constant struggle to balance the immediate needs of their clients and communities with providing students with suitable work, appropriate client contact and high-quality supervision.  This is something we all constantly work on and refine over time.  But what did we wish we knew when we first started clinical legal supervision? This presentation is based on the results of a small survey of current and former solicitors at Kingsford Legal Centre who were asked that question.  Participants in the survey include solicitors employed as clinical legal supervisors as well as solicitors seconded from law firms who also took on the role of supervising law students.