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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

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Make your voice heard - developments at the Law Society

1 April 2019

Get involved with the Law Society by giving feedback on their proposals for an updated learning and career development offer.

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Secondment opportunity in Brussels for junior lawyers

17 April 2019

Broaden your horizons with this exciting opportunity in Brussels for trainee solicitors/newly qualified solicitors/paralegals.

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Regional Legal Support Trusts - committee volunteers needed

18 April 2019

The regional Legal Support Trusts are looking for JLD representatives to join their local committees to assist with fundraising and/or grants recommendations.

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JLD career forums - September and October - register your interest

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding two free all-day skills events for junior lawyers - from LPC students to solicitors with five years’  PQE. 

International symposium on gender equality

The power of gender equality to transform the business of law (20-21 June, London)

The Law Society will mark the centenary of women being admitted to practise law in the UK and celebrate the successes of women in law globally.

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Highlighting the importance of mental health week (13-19 May)

The Law Society is hosting a breakfast session on Tuesday 14 May to mark mental health week.

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Career planning tips for trainees approaching qualification (9 May, London)

This free event will help prepare final seat trainees for qualification with practical tips and advice.

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Therese Prince and Hannah Child

26 November 2018

Therese Prince, a legal adviser at the Law Society, and Hannah Child, a trainee at DWF talk about their recent trip Rwanda delivering legal training and capacity building.

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Junior Lawyer of the Year

Excellence Awards 2019 - nominations now open

Junior Lawyer of the Year Award - nominations now open

11 February 2019

Nominations are now open for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2019, including the award for Junior Lawyer of the Year.

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Is positive discrimination the answer to making the legal profession more diverse?

15 April 2019By Kayleigh Leonie

While the legal profession is making steady progress at becoming more diverse, it is not yet representative of the demographic of society.

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Are employers doing enough to support junior lawyers’ wellbeing in the workplace?

12 April 2019By Kayleigh Leonie

Over the last three years, the JLD has focused on supporting junior lawyers experiencing mental ill-health and stress at work.

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In the JLD's opinion

1 March 2019

Every month, the Law Society Gazette publishes an article written by a member of the Junior Lawyers Division.

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Excellence Awards 2019

Enter the Excellence Awards

Lauren Crow, last year’s Junior Lawyer of the Year, is now a joint owner of her own firm.

Grab the chance to celebrate your achievements and kick start the rest of your career.

Nominate now

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

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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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