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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Brexit and the legal sector

12 July 2016

The EU referendum result will lead to a surge in demand for legal expertise and guidance. Membership communities may be affected differently and we are looking into that on your behalf.

All Brexit and the legal sector

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A day in the life of a junior family lawyer – Kelly Griffiths

14 July 2016

Kelly Griffiths, a solicitor at Allington Hughes Law in Wrexham, writes in the Chester Chronicle about her working day as a family law solicitor and also being chair of the Chester and North Wales JLD.

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Voice of the Law Society

6 July 2016

Join the Law Society’s Insights Community.

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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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BAME: speed networking event (27 September)

On 27 September 2016, the Law Society is hosting a speed networking event aimed at black and minority ethnic solicitors.

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In-house Division workshop - top tips for enhancing performance (14 September)

This is part of a series of workshops designed specifically for the needs of in-house lawyers.

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London Law Fair 2016 (30 November, London)

Book your exhibition stand today at the only national recruitment event specifically designed to encourage a more diverse range of entrants into the legal sector.

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Preparing students for entry to the solicitors’ profession (13 October, London)

This exciting event is aimed at undergraduates.  It aims to cover all aspects of preparing for a career in the solicitors’ profession, including tips on increasing your chances of success, completing applications and interview techniques.

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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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Stay up to date with JLD developments, events, committee elections, awards, and other issues affecting junior lawyers.


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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The links below will take you to www.lawgazette.co.uk

JLD benefits

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

Find out more about our benefits