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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

Adele Edwin

JLD chair's update – July 2018

30 July 2018By

Adele Edwin-Lamerton updates members on recent JLD activities.

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International Weekend Gala Dinner (29 September, London)

Join us for a spectacular gala dinner on Saturday 29 September 2018 at the Law Society’s Grade ll listed building in London.

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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (6 October) – book now

We are holding a free one-day skills event to assist LPC students and LPC graduates with their search for a training position.


Free JLD forum: career development for junior lawyers (8 September 2018) – book now

The JLD is holding a free, one-day skills event to equip you with the skills you’ll need for life in practice. 

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International Weekend 2018 (27-30 September)

Bookings are now open for this year’s International Weekend, which will take place between 27-30 September 2018 in London.

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Kirstie Goulder

11 December 2017

Kirstie Goulder, the youngest president of a local law society, answers questions on her decision to become a lawyer and her experiences of working with local law societies. 

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Greg Smith

The SRA needs a null hypothesis for SQE – and a Plan B

27 July 2018By

Greg Smith reviews the SRA’s rationale for the proposed ‘super-exam’ and suggests they need a backup plan.

Rick Thomas

Harvey Specter’s email problems

27 July 2018By

Rick Thomas lays bare the realities of life as a corporate lawyer

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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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Stay up to date with JLD developments, events, committee elections, awards, and other issues affecting junior lawyers.


Information on how to become a solicitor, including the SQE, developing your career and help with your job search.

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TM Lewin

JLD offers a range of exclusively negotiated products and services, including a special discount with T. M. Lewin.

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