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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 Update newsletter - October 2017

18 October 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Law Society vacancy - Chair, Main Board

6 October 2017

We have taken the next step towards reforming our governance structure by advertising the post of non-executive chair for our new governing board. 

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JLD looking for LPC ambassadors

20 September 2017

Are you a current or new LPC student looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in issues that affect you and other student members of the legal profession?

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Boost for trainee solicitors facing challenges

20 September 2017

Talented trainee lawyers are being given a boost to help them qualify as solicitors, the Law Society said as it announced the 2017 cohort of Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) scholars.

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Owning up to mistakes symposium - 6 November

Join us at this three-part event taking place at the Law Society. There will be a speech, workshop sessions and a panel discussion about admitting and dealing with mistakes. 

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Army Legal Services open evening - 9 November

The Army Legal Services invites you to an open evening to find out more about life as an army lawyer. 

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Discover the full potential of LinkedIn - 18 October

Learn how to use LinkedIn effectively to grow your business, reinforce your client base and reach new customers.

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Suffolk & North Essex JLD autumn ball - 7 October

The Suffolk & North Essex JLD invite you to join them for their annual Autumn Ball on Saturday 7 October at the Sir Bobby Robson suite of Ipswich Town Football Club.

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JLD conference and ball 2018 - save the date

The 11th Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball will be held on Saturday 28  April 2018 at the Law Society in London.

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Preparing students for entry to the solicitors’ profession (17 October)

This exciting event for undergraduates aims to cover all aspects of preparing for a career in the solicitors’ profession, including tips on increasing your chances of success, completing applications and interview techniques.

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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. 

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The clash question: should I stay or should I go?

22 September 2017

Adam Hattersley offers advice to trainee solicitors worried about not being retained by their firms.

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The European Young Bar Association summer conference and AGM 2017

14 September 2017

Amy Clowrey and Rick Thomas of the JLD executive committee report on the recent EYBA summer conference and AGM in Porto in June 2017.

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The JLD executive committee - why you should get involved

31 August 2017

Hear from Charlotte Parkinson and James Kitching about their time on the JLD executive committee and how they have benefited professionally and personally from the experience.

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Qualified by equivalent means

22 August 2017

Meet Marc May of RPC, Bristol, who qualified in November 2016 via equivalent means. Here Marc talks about his route to qualification and his experience of the equivalent means process.

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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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