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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JLD Update newsletter - December 2016

4 January 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Termination of your training contract: guidance for trainees

22 December 2016

Get guidance on what to do if your training contract is terminated

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LawWorks JLD pro bono winner 2016 announced

8 December 2016

Congratulations to Frankie Boon of Ashurt, winner of the Junior Lawyers Division award at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards on 5 December 2016.

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JLD Update newsletter - November 2016

3 November 2016

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Law Society careers clinic (7 February, London)

The third of Law Society’s careers clinic for LLB/LPC/GDL students, paralegals, final seat trainees and qualified lawyers is scheduled for Tuesday 7 February 2017.

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JLD national committee meetings 2017

The JLD national committee meets three times a year and includes the executive committee, Law Society Council members, representatives from the local JLD group network, LPC student representatives and representatives of other Law Society divisions.

Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (18 February, Cardiff)

The Junior Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Cardiff and South East 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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Free JLD forum - career development and skills for junior lawyers

Sheffield event - Develop your skills and network with junior lawyers

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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Brexit backlash

3 January 2017

The response to the High Court’s article 50 judgment has emphasised that there is a distinct lack of constitutional understanding in the UK, writes Adele Edwin-Lamerton

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Become your firm’s pro bono pioneer

28 November 2016

Brogan Solomon explains how junior lawyers can alleviate their firms’ concerns about pro bono work by highlighting the opportunities available and skills they can develop.

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Law fairs: how to get the most out of them

25 November 2016

Hayley Marsden, a member of the Leeds JLD committee, writes about the value of law fairs for students and also those behind the stalls.

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Battersea Legal Advice Centre

7 November 2016

Oliver Haddock of RadcliffesLeBrasseur provides an insight into the volunteering services at Battersea Legal Advice Centre.

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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.


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10th annual JLD conference and ball 2017 - save the date

The 10th Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball will be held on Saturday 8 April 2017 at the Law Society in London.

Helplines and Support – practical advice and assistance


The Law Society has a wealth of information on how to become a solicitor, 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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