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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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The Law Society needs your help - website user testing volunteers

15 May 2019

We are undergoing a major review of our website and are looking for junior lawyers to volunteer to take part in user testing sessions to ensure that the website is easier to navigate and that our members can find what they are looking for.

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Opportunity in Italy for junior lawyers

14 May 2019

The Bar Association of Bari is collaborating with the Association of Young Lawyers to invite junior lawyers to participate in its Advocatus project.

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Pride season 2019 - bookings open!

1 May 2019

Bookings to march with the Law Society at Pride are now open.

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JLD chair's update - April 2019

23 April 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 symposium on gender equality

The power of gender equality to transform the business of law (20-21 June, London)

The Law Society will mark the centenary of women being admitted to practise law in the UK and celebrate the successes of women in law globally.

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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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Resilience and wellbeing workshops

The Law Society has launched new tailor-made resources to support you with your personal wellbeing.

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Career development workshops

The Law Society has launched new tailor-made resources to support you with your career development.

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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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Junior Lawyer of the Year

Excellence Awards 2019 - nominations now open

Junior Lawyer of the Year Award - deadline extended

11 February 2019

Nominations are now open for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2019, including the award for Junior Lawyer of the Year.

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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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Is positive discrimination the answer to making the legal profession more diverse?

15 April 2019By Kayleigh Leonie

While the legal profession is making steady progress at becoming more diverse, it is not yet representative of the demographic of society.

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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.

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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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