Junior Lawyers Division

Welcome to the Junior Lawyers Division - the community for LPC students, LPC graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors up to five years qualified

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JLD annual conference and ball charity raffle

13 April 2017

The JLD would like to thank all the organisations who donated prizes for the JLD’s charity raffle in aid of the JLD’s chosen charity of the year –Winston’s Wish – which took place at the JLD annual conference and ball on 8 April 2017 at the Law Society in London. The raffle raised £1,061.

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Law Society mentoring programme

6 April 2017

The Law Society of England and Wales has opened applications for its mentoring scheme to support career progression for solicitors from under-represented groups.

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JLD Update newsletter - March 2017

4 April 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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LYLG pro bono awareness campaign

28 March 2017

Throughout April 2017, the London Young Lawyers Group (LYLG) will be running a pro bono awareness campaign, designed to boost volunteer number across the capital. With the support of LawWorksand a number of partner pro bono clinics, the LYLG will be offering young lawyers and LPC students a number of different opportunities to engage in pro bono activities across London.

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Preparing mature students and career changers for the solicitors profession (27 April)

A panel of top employers will offer essential advice to help you identify key skills that can be transferred to the legal profession and thereby increase your chances of securing a period of recognised training. 

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Law Society careers clinics (7 June and 6 September, London)

The latest Law Society’s careers clinics for LLB/LPC/GDL students, paralegals, final seat trainees and qualified lawyers are scheduled for 7 June and 6 September 2017 in London.

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Free JLD forum - career development and skills (16 September)

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to five years’ PQE. The aim is to equip those who are at the start of their careers with skills and advice necessary to progress, diversify and develop within the legal profession.

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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (7 October)

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding a free one-day skills event to assist LPC students and LPC graduates with their search for a training position. 

JLD poll

If you are a trainee, do you earn less than £20,276 (London) or £18,183 (outside of London), the Law Society recommended minimum?

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Old priorities, new goals

28 March 2017

Move over Battle of the Sexes, the Battle of the Generations has begun in earnest, writes Beth Forrester

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Making progress on workplace discrimination and stress

1 March 2017

LGBT history month is a chance to reflect on the challenges faced by many who fought to overcome antiquated views, writes Amy Clowrey

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Young lawyers are far from cashing in on law’s gravy train

1 February 2017

Solicitors criticised for their pay packets should remember the social and economic contribution they have made, says Bryan Scant

Managing stress - 10 tips to support your wellbeing

1 February 2017

More and more solicitors are suffering from stress at work, potentially affecting both their own wellbeing and the productivity of their businesses. Rita Oscar offers her top tips for managing stress in the legal profession. Read the blog

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About the Junior Lawyers Division

Your Junior Lawyers Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all LPC students, LPC graduates (including those working as paralegals), trainee solicitors, and solicitors with up to five years post qualification experience.

See our 2016/17 Engagement Programme.

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