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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Law Society policy committee vacancies

21 March 2017

Could you lend your expertise to the work of the Law Society’s Legal Affairs and Policy Board committees? Would you like to contribute to the Law Society’s work to support, represent and promote the legal profession? If so the Society  would love to hear from you.

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Graham Turnbull Human Rights essay competition

20 March 2017

Law students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and junior lawyers (current, prospective or in between stages) are invited to enter the Law Society’s annual Graham Turnbull essay competition.


Ethical dilemma? What would you do?

9 March 2017

If you were faced with making an ethical choice that could affect your career, would you speak up?

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Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year - nominate today

2 March 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards, including Legal Aid Newcomer. The deadline for entries is 28 April 2017.

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Newly qualified welcome drinks event (28 March, Southampton)

The Law Society is hosting a private drinks reception in Southampton on Tuesday 28 March 2017, to celebrate those junior lawyers who have recently qualified.

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Attend the UIA Training Course on Broadening horizon (27-28 March)

Attend the Law Society’s networking reception for participants and interested family law experts

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District judge (Magistrates’ Court) judicial appointment: understanding the application process (20 March)

The Solicitor Judges Division is hosting a free judicial appointments preparation event at the Law Society for the district judge (magistrate court) exercise launching on 21 March 2017.

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Law Society careers clinic (10 April)

A free, confidential 45-minute one-to-one consultation with a career coach/legal recruiter.

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Apprenticeships in law: everything you need to know (various dates, March)

Come and hear from employers, regulators, and apprentices about the ‘Trailblazer’ apprenticeship standards


Preparing mature students and career changers for the solicitors profession (27 April)

A panel of top employers will offer essential advice to help you identify key skills that can be transferred to the legal profession and thereby increase your chances of securing a period of recognised training. 

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Discover the full potential of LinkedIn (22 March, London)

Learn how to use the full potential of LinkedIn with this workshop.

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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Making progress on workplace discrimination and stress

1 March 2017

LGBT history month is a chance to reflect on the challenges faced by many who fought to overcome antiquated views, writes Amy Clowrey

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Young lawyers are far from cashing in on law’s gravy train

1 February 2017

Solicitors criticised for their pay packets should remember the social and economic contribution they have made, says Bryan Scant

Managing stress - 10 tips to support your wellbeing

1 February 2017

More and more solicitors are suffering from stress at work, potentially affecting both their own wellbeing and the productivity of their businesses. Rita Oscar offers her top tips for managing stress in the legal profession. Read the blog

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Brexit backlash

3 January 2017

The response to the High Court’s article 50 judgment has emphasised that there is a distinct lack of constitutional understanding in the UK, writes Adele Edwin-Lamerton

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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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10th annual JLD conference and ball 2017 - bookings now open

The 10th Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball will be held on Saturday 8 April 2017 at the Law Society in London.

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