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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New social network for LGBT lawyers launches

12 October 2016

The Law Society’s LGBT Division has launched the first professional social networking app for LGBT Lawyers and their allies.

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Calling all law students - LSA inaugural student debating competition

10 October 2016

To celebrate the Tree Charter 2017 campaign, the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) has joined forces with the Woodland Trust to launch a brand new debating competition for law students and undergraduates.


Black History Month

7 October 2016

To mark Black history month (BHM) the Law Society is running a programme of events to celebrate the positive contribution that black lawyers make to the 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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Leeds JLD winter ball (11 November)

The Leeds JLD would like to take you back to the 1920’s for a night to remember at our winter ball.


Kent and East Sussex JLD welcome reception

The Kent and East Sussex JLD and the Kent Law Society warmly invite you to their introduction to regional working and welcome reception 

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LGBT speed networking (31 October)

The Law Society’s newly formed LGBT Division invites you to join them on 31 October for a chance to network with LGBT solicitors from both in house and law firms, law students and senior LGBT solicitors.

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Judicial diversity event: Becoming a judge (8 November)

As part of its commitment to promoting greater diversity in the judiciary, the Law Society, Bar Council, CILEx, Judicial Office and the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), are running targeted events to raise awareness of opportunities in the judiciary.

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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EYBA summer conference and AGM 2016

7 October 2016By

Adele Edwin-Lamerton of the Junior Lawyers Division committee write about her attendance at the European Young Bar Association (EYBA) summer conference and AGM 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany

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EU law: Irrelevant or a commercial advantage?

4 October 2016By

Should EU law remain compulsory for aspiring solicitors, asks Matthew Allan 

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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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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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