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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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Anxiety and wellbeing amongst junior lawyers - a research study

1 July 2019

Professor Richard Collier has produced a briefing report on anxiety among junior lawyers.


Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice 2019/20

26 June 2019

Are you looking to take the next step in your career in local government law?


Legally Disabled? project launches solicitor questionnaire

26 June 2019

Are you a disabled person, or someone with a long-term medical condition working in, aspiring to work in, or retired from the legal profession? If so, this research is for you.

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JLD chair's update - June 2019

25 June 2019By

Amy Clowrey updates members on recent JLD activities and other news likely to be of interest to junior lawyers.

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International Weekend gala dinner (28 September, London)

Join us for a spectacular gala dinner on Saturday 28 September 2019 at the Law Society’s Grade II listed building in London.

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Junior lawyers working in civil dispute resolution (11 July, Birmingham)

The Civil Litigation Section Committee is holding a free event for junior lawyers working in civil dispute resolution.

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International Weekend 2019 (27-29 September, London)

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 2019 in London.

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JLD career forums - September and October - register your interest

The Junior Lawyers Division is holding two free all-day skills events for junior lawyers - from LPC students to solicitors with five years’  PQE. 

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Therese Prince and Hannah Child

26 November 2018

Therese Prince, a legal adviser at the Law Society, and Hannah Child, a trainee at DWF talk about their recent trip Rwanda delivering legal training and capacity building.

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A look at different areas of practice and what it is like to work in these fields.

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Using a civil standard of proof for quasi-criminal sanctions doesn’t give solicitors a sporting chance

17 June 2019By

I don’t commonly use sporting metaphors, but it’s difficult to describe the pending Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s application to the Legal Services Board as anything but an open goal.

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Retaking control of the lawtech in our lives

15 May 2019By James Kitching

The Junior Lawyers Division recently released the results from its annual resilience and wellbeing survey. As with previous years, they make grim reading.

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In the JLD's opinion

1 March 2019

Every month, the Law Society Gazette publishes an article written by a member of the Junior Lawyers Division.

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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