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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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Horsfall Turner essay prize 2019

13 June 2019

The Horsfall Turner essay prize is designed to encourage young lawyers to engage with competition and European law.

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Junior lawyer case studies

12 June 2019

Prospects, the graduate careers support service, is looking for case studies of junior lawyers for their online Law section.

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Young Legal Aid Lawyers want to hear from you

12 June 2019

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) has recently published two accounts from junior lawyers telling their personal stories of what it is like to work in in legal aid and how important legal aid is to the clients they help.

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JLD chair's update - April 2019

23 April 2019By

Amy Clowrey updates members on recent JLD activities and other news likely to be of interest to junior lawyers.

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Junior lawyers working in civil dispute resolution (11 July, Birmingham)

The Civil Litigation Section Committee is holding a free event for junior lawyers working in civil dispute resolution.

JLD Conference

JLD conference and ball 2020 - save the date

The 13th Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball will be held on Saturday 25 April 2020 at the Law Society in central London.

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Summer boat party (27 June, London)

The London Young Lawyers Group and the London Legal Networking Group are hosting a summer boat party on the Thames.

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An introduction to lawtech (multiple dates, London)

This seminar will be an introduction to lawtech to provide clarity to practising lawyers and support staff in this emerging crowded space.

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Therese Prince and Hannah Child

26 November 2018

Therese Prince, a legal adviser at the Law Society, and Hannah Child, a trainee at DWF talk about their recent trip Rwanda delivering legal training and capacity building.

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A look at different areas of practice and what it is like to work in these fields.

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Using a civil standard of proof for quasi-criminal sanctions doesn’t give solicitors a sporting chance

17 June 2019By

I don’t commonly use sporting metaphors, but it’s difficult to describe the pending Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s (SDT) application to the Legal Services Board (LSB) - asking for permission to change the standard of proof in the former’s disciplinary proceedings from the criminal to the civil standard - as anything but an open goal. As the SDT somewhat gleefully notes in their application, the LSB has very clearly indicated its enthusiasm for such a change in the recent past, suggesting ...

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Retaking control of the lawtech in our lives

15 May 2019By James Kitching

The Junior Lawyers Division recently released the results from its annual resilience and wellbeing survey. As with previous years, they make grim reading.

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In the JLD's opinion

1 March 2019

Every month, the Law Society Gazette publishes an article written by a member of the Junior Lawyers Division.

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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.

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