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

The Solicitor's regulation authority

SRA Handbook consultation

1 September 2016

Changes would leave consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession. 

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How can bar associations help young lawyers?

26 September 2016

On 19 September the president of the Law Society, Robert Bourns, spoke at the International Bar Association conference in Washington DC in a panel session on how bar associations can support young lawyers.

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JLD looking for LPC ambassadors

22 September 2016

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?

JLD Update newsletter - August 2016

31 August 2016

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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JLD respond to CMA report on legal services

26 August 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is carrying out a market study into the supply of legal services in England and Wales.

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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (8 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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International Weekend 2016

Make sure you save the date and book your place for this year’s International Weekend, which will take place between 22-25 September 2016 in London.

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Free JLD forum – career development and skills for junior lawyers (17 September)

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to 5 years’ PQE.

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International Weekend Gala Dinner (24 September)

Join us for a spectacular gala dinner on Saturday 24 September 2016 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Bloomsbury, London

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A new dawn for politics and the legal profession

25 August 2016

Post-Brexit Britain could see female junior lawyers smash the glass ceiling and leave adversity behind, writes Adele Edwin-Lamerton

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Make a difference in the profession and beyond

26 July 2016By

In the big decisions about the long-term future of the solicitor profession, the voices of the people who will constitute that future should be the loudest, argues Leanne Maund

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The latest ‘must have’ for junior lawyers is sector experience

23 June 2016

Benjamin Fraser on why clients are increasing their demand for industry-specific knowledge

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Jumping ship as a young lawyer

31 May 2016

Amy Clowrey discusses the factors that indicate when it is time to move firm, and when you should stay put.

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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.


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.

Find out more

The links below will take you to www.lawgazette.co.uk

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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