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

Uncertainty for junior lawyers following Brexit vote

24 June 2016

The vote by the UK to leave the EU has created uncertainty, and potentially opportunity, for junior lawyers.

Vote in elections

JLD committee elections 2016

22 June 2016

The JLD committee elections will open in early September, close mid October and take effect in November

Vote in elections

JLD committee elections 2016

22 June 2016

The JLD committee elections will open in early September, close mid October and take effect in November

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European Young Bar Association – survey

16 June 2016

On behalf of the European Young Bar Association (EYBA), the JLD is inviting its members to take part in a survey of young lawyers across Europe.

JLD Update newsletter - June 2016

15 June 2016

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Mental Health First Aid Training Course (1 September)

The Law Society is offering members the opportunity to become a qualified mental health first aider, in a two day, fully certified training course delivered by Mental Health First Aid England. 

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Free JLD forum – career development and skills for junior lawyers (17 September)

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to 5 years’ PQE.

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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (8 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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Setting up shop - how to start up a small law firm (7 July)

This free Small Firms Division/Family Section networking event will feature presentations from the SRA, small firm entrepreneurs and others, to give you practical support and guidance to help you take that first step.

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The latest ‘must have’ for junior lawyers is sector experience

23 June 2016

Benjamin Fraser on why clients are increasing their demand for industry-specific knowledge

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Jumping ship as a young lawyer

31 May 2016

Amy Clowrey discusses the factors that indicate when it is time to move firm, and when you should stay put.

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Student loans for the LPC

3 May 2016

The government consultation on postgraduate funding could be good news for LPC students and social mobility in the legal profession, writes Charlotte Parkinson

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A day in the life of a Brussels secondee

28 April 2016

Ben Wild, trainee solicitor at Leathes Prior Solicitors, shares his impressions of his six-month secondment as a trainee solicitor at the Law Society’s Brussels Office Read the blog

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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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Helplines and Support – practical advice and assistance


The Law Society has a wealth of information on how to become a solicitor, and developing your career.

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JLD benefits

TM Lewin

JLD offers a range of exclusively negotiated products and services, including a special discount with T. M. Lewin.

Find out more about our benefits