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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Fantastic job opportunity in Brussels for trainee solicitors

2 December 2016

Calling all trainee solicitors interested in spending six months as a secondee in Brussels

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Law Society Council elections

28 November 2016

Do you want to be part of the voice of your profession? The Law Society is looking for enthusiastic solicitors, from all types of practice, to stand for the Law Society’s Council.

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JLD Update newsletter - November 2016

3 November 2016

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Junior Lawyer of the Year – winner announced

25 October 2016

Congratulations to Elissa Thursfield of Gamlins Law Ltd who was awarded Junior Lawyer of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards ceremony on 20 October in London.

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Solicitor judge appointed to Court of Appeal celebration event (2 February)

The president of the Law Society, Robert Bourns, will be hosting an evening to acknowledge former civil litigator Sir Gary Hickinbottom’s appointment to the Court of Appeal. 

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In-house Division workshop - Top tips for enhancing performance

Practical tips for dealing with ‘difficult’ conversations in the workplace.

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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position

The 10th Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball will be held on Saturday 8 April 2017 at the Law Society in London.

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Free JLD forum - career development and skills for junior lawyers

Sheffield event - Develop your skills and network with junior lawyers

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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Become your firm’s pro bono pioneer

28 November 2016

Brogan Solomon explains how junior lawyers can alleviate their firms’ concerns about pro bono work by highlighting the opportunities available and skills they can develop.

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Law fairs: how to get the most out of them

25 November 2016

Hayley Marsden, a member of the Leeds JLD committee, writes about the value of law fairs for students and also those behind the stalls.

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Battersea Legal Advice Centre

7 November 2016

Oliver Haddock of RadcliffesLeBrasseur provides an insight into the volunteering services at Battersea Legal Advice Centre.

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Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Group (HLSUTG)

7 November 2016

Samantha Hirst of Ridley and Hall Legal Limited talks about her work with the  Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Group (HLSUTG)

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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 2015/16 Engagement Programme.

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


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10th annual JLD conference and ball 2017 - save the date

The 10th Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball will be held on Saturday 8 April 2017 at the Law Society in London.

Helplines and Support – practical advice and assistance


The Law Society has a wealth of information on how to become a solicitor, and developing your career.

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JLD benefits

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

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