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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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Junior Lawyer of the Year Excellence Award – nominations now open

13 March 2018

Nominations are now open for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2018, including the Junior Lawyer of the Year.

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JLD chair update - January 2018

30 January 2018

Welcome to the first JLD chair update of 2018 and my first as chair of the Junior Lawyers Division committee 2018. 2018 also marks the 10th anniversary of JLD.

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LawCare collaboration with the Open University - your views are needed

LawCare has announced that they will be working with the Open University in 2018, to promote positive emotional and psychological approaches to working in the legal profession. 


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.

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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

The JLD is interested in social mobility and pathways to law. Are you the first generation in your family to attend university?

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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 annual conference and ball

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JLD conference and ball 2018 - book your place now

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

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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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