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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 - August 2017

11 August 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Late-night courts will pile more pressure on stressed junior lawyers

19 July 2017

Writing in the Law Society Gazette, Amy Clowrey of the JLD executive committee, explains why extended court opening hours will have a negative impact on junior lawyers and why we should be concerned.


Trainee registrations on the rise

22 June 2017

Figures from the Law Society annual statistical report 2016, which has just been published, show that the number of trainee registrations in the year to 31 July 2016 was 5 per cent higher than in the previous 12 month period.

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JLD Update newsletter - June 2017

9 June 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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JLD conference and ball 2018 - save the date

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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International Weekend Gala Dinner (30 September, London)

Join us for a spectacular gala dinner on Saturday 30 September 2017 at the Law Society in London.

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Preparing students for entry to the solicitors’ profession (17 October)

This exciting event for undergraduates aims to cover all aspects of preparing for a career in the solicitors’ profession, including tips on increasing your chances of success, completing applications and interview techniques.

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International Weekend 2017 (28 September - 1 October)

Make sure you save the date and book your place for this year’s International Weekend, which will take place between 28 September and 1 October 2017 in London.

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Free JLD forum - career development and skills (16 September)

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to five years’ PQE. The aim is to equip those who are at the start of their careers with skills and advice necessary to progress, diversify and develop within the legal profession.

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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (7 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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Overcoming businesses’ misconception of human rights

24 July 2017

Junior lawyers are well placed to promote shared values and benefit from those who fail to see their importance, writes Matthew Allan

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LegalTech: AI enters the legal realm

7 July 2017

What does new technology for the legal services market mean for the role of junior lawyers, wonders James Kitching

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JLD meets Junior Chamber International (JCI)

2 June 2017

Phil Cockayne, Commercial Director at JCI UK, explains how the JLD and JCI International share some common goals and how joint initiatives can be beneficial.

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Lawyer wellbeing from a new perspective

2 June 2017

Are employers doing enough to support good mental health in the workplace, asks Kayleigh Leonie

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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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