Welcome to the first JLD chair update of 2018 and my first as chair of the Junior Lawyers Division committee 2018. 2018 also marks the 10th anniversary of JLD.
The JLD is concerned about the high levels of stress and the number of individuals experiencing mental health problems in the profession.
In today’s ever-connected world, law firms are at greater risk of being targeted by cybercrime, cyber attacks and scams, given the provision of advice involves the transmission and retention of sensitive data and transfer of significant monies.
This event is aimed both at firms which already run an apprenticeship programme and those exploring how to get involved.
LawCare has announced that they will be working with the Open University in 2018, to promote positive emotional and psychological approaches to working in the legal profession.
The JLD national committee meets three times a year. If you are a JLD member and want to get involved with the JLD but are unsure of where to start, you can attend a JLD national committee meeting as an observer and find out more.
The Junior Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Bristol JLD, is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to five years’ PQE.
The Junior Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Leeds JLD, is holding a free one-day skills event to assist LPC students and LPC graduates with their search for a training position.
Kirstie Goulder, the youngest president of a local law society, answers questions on her decision to become a lawyer and her experiences of working with local law societies.
Meet Marc May of RPC, Bristol, who qualified in November 2016 via equivalent means. Marc answers questions about his route to qualification and his experience of the equivalent means process.
Tamasin Dorosti advises junior lawyers on the value of having a mentor to guide your early legal career.
Amy Clowrey talks about her recent visit to Uganda as part of the HLSUTG delegation.
Nick Gore of Carter Thomas Solicitors provides an insight to the volunteering at the EU Rights Clinic.
Junior lawyers at DLA Piper explain how their work with Reprieve makes a difference
These webinars will help you to plan your career and influence career stakeholders.
What would you like to be doing in five or ten years’? Whatever your aim, developing your skills is vital to progressing your career and building a solid foundation for the future.
This free webinar provides practical advice on how to survive interviews and assessment days for vacation schemes and training contracts.
The webinar is delivered by Husnara Begum, who has extensive experience in career coaching to law students and qualified lawyers and also runs soft skills and media training for law firms.
Join this webinar for advice on how to complete training contract application forms, CVs and cover letters that will make you shine.
This webinar is about soft skills training to assist junior lawyers develop effective team working, leadership and delegation skills.
This webinar is principally aimed at junior lawyers but anyone who is keen to bolster their public speaking and presentation skills should have a listen.
This free one hour webinar looks at the reasons why firms merge, assesses how the process may affect you as an individual and offers practical advice on how to respond to the situation in a practical way.
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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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Junior lawyers say government’s proposals do not offer enough of an incentive.
Guidance on supporting wellbeing in the workplace is serendipitous.
Junior lawyers say employers should conduct ‘risk assesments’ and monitor employees’ health.