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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 - January 2018

5 February 2018

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

Adele Edwin

JLD chair update

30 January 2018

Welcome to the first JLD chair update of 2018 and my first as chair of the Junior Lawyers Division committee 2018. 2018 also marks the 10th anniversary of JLD.


Resilience and wellbeing: take the JLD survey

3 January 2018

The JLD is concerned about the high levels of stress and the number of individuals experiencing mental health problems in the profession. 


Cybersecurity: how to protect yourself and your firm

12 December 2017

In today’s ever-connected world, law firms are at greater risk of being targeted by cybercrime, cyber attacks and scams, given the provision of advice involves the transmission and retention of sensitive data and transfer of significant monies.

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National Apprenticeship Week: Apprenticeships in the legal sector (7 March 2018, Leeds)

This event is aimed both at firms which already run an apprenticeship programme and those exploring how to get involved. 


LawCare collaboration with the Open University - your views are needed

LawCare has announced that they will be working with the Open University in 2018, to promote positive emotional and psychological approaches to working in the legal profession. 


JLD national committee meetings 2018

The JLD national committee meets three times a year. If you are a JLD member and want to get involved with the JLD but are unsure of where to start, you can attend a JLD national committee meeting as an observer and find out more.


JLD forum: career development and skills for junior lawyers (10 March 2018)

The Junior Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Bristol JLD, is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to five years’ PQE.


JLD Forum: helping you to secure a training contract (24 February 2018)

The Junior Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Leeds JLD, 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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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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Marc May

22 August 2017

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

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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Looking for a mentor?

24 January 2018

Tamasin Dorosti advises junior lawyers on the value of having a mentor to guide your early legal career.

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Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Group

10 November 2017

Amy Clowrey talks about her recent visit to Uganda as part of the HLSUTG delegation.

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Volunteering at the EU Rights Clinic

6 November 2017

Nick Gore of Carter Thomas Solicitors provides an insight to the volunteering at the EU Rights Clinic. 

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6 November 2017

Junior lawyers at DLA Piper explain how their work with Reprieve makes a difference

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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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JLD annual conference and ball

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JLD conference and ball 2018 - book your place now

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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