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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


Resilience and wellbeing: take the JLD survey

3 January 2018

The JLD is concerned about the high levels of stress and the number of individuals experiencing mental health problems in the profession. 

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Exclusive offer for junior lawyers - T.M.Lewin

26 December 2017

Take advantage of this exclusive offer from T.M.Lewin only available to junior lawyers.


Cybersecurity: how to protect yourself and your firm

12 December 2017

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.

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Trainee secondment in Brussels – exciting opportunity

10 November 2017

Exciting opportunity in Brussels for trainee solicitors. 

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JLD national committee meetings 2018

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.


JLD forum: career development and skills for junior lawyers (10 March 2018)

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.


JLD Forum: helping you to secure a training contract (24 February 2018)

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. 

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JUSTICE student network conference - 3 February, London

This year’s conference will focus on the topic of transforming justice - court modernisation and digital exclusion.

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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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Marc May

22 August 2017

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.

JLD poll

If you are a trainee, do you earn less than £20,276 (London) or £18,183 (outside of London), the Law Society recommended minimum?

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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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Volunteering at the EU Rights Clinic

6 November 2017

Nick Gore of Carter Thomas Solicitors provides an insight to the volunteering at the EU Rights Clinic. 

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6 November 2017

Junior lawyers at DLA Piper explain how their work with Reprieve makes a difference

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London Young Lawyers Group Pro Bono Awareness Month

6 November 2017

Ronald Leung of Dentons talks about taking part in the London Young Lawyers Group Pro Bono Awareness Month.

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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 2016/17 Engagement Programme.

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JLD annual conference and ball

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JLD conference and ball 2018 - save the date

The 11th Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball will be held on Saturday 28  April 2018 at the Law Society in London.


Information on how to become a solicitor including the SQE, developing your career and help with your job search.

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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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