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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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Blog: Culture change for better wellbeing

18 May 2018

In our last blog to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Liz Gilmour considers how the legal sector can no longer shrug off issues such as stress and mental health.

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JLD chair update - May 2018

9 May 2018

Adele Edwin-Lamerton updates members on JLD activities over the last two months.

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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (6 October 2018)

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.


Free JLD forum: career development for junior lawyers (8 September 2018)

The JLD is holding a free, one-day skills event to equip those at the start of their careers with the skills necessary for life in practice.

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International Weekend 2018 (27-29 September)

Make sure you save the date and book your place for this year’s International Weekend, which will take place between 27 September and 29 September 2018 in London.

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Glaxosmithkline legal – inclusion and diversity careers afternoon (2 May)

Insight into the life of an in-house lawyer (solicitors and patent attorneys)

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Kirstie Goulder

11 December 2017

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. 

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JLD poll

Can your employer do more to support its junior lawyers?

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Looking for a mentor?

24 January 2018

Tamasin Dorosti advises junior lawyers on the value of having a mentor to guide your early legal career.

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Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Group

10 November 2017

Amy Clowrey talks about her recent visit to Uganda as part of the HLSUTG delegation.

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

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