So Jade, one of my MCs, begins the story as a low-level defence lawyer for a fairly standard firm. The focus of this aspect of the plot is not on the legal work, but on Jade facing up to the truth that she knows deep down that this really isn't the place for her anymore. However, I don't want to avoid job specific details like the plague just because it isn't the focus, and at a certain point, I do need some understanding of the job no matter what. I've done a little reading about some legal basics, but what I really want to know is more about what it's actually like day-to-day so I can portray that accurately, and that is a little harder to find clear answers for. So, some questions for anyone with relevant experience (the series is set in the UK if that's relevant): How many cases would you expect to look at each day, each week? What responsibilities would you have for each case? Is this different than more experienced/senior positions? How much time is spent in court and speaking with clients vs reviewing info and files? How much choice would you have in what you work on and how you do it? What sort of cases could you expect to get? What sort of cases could you expect not to get? How long does the average case take? What types of cases take particularly long or are particularly short? Anything else you would like me to know? Common misconceptions? Any help would be appreciated Thanks for reading!