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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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LGBT+ Lawyers Division inaugural essay competition

21 February 2019

The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is proud to launch its inaugural essay competition.

Excellence Awards 2019 - nominations now open

Junior Lawyer of the Year Award - nominations now open

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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Trial an online training course

21 March 2019

The Law Society is seeking the support of junior lawyers (with zero to three years’ PQE) to test an online career course.

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JLD chair's update - February 2019

5 February 2019By

Amy Clowrey updates members on recent JLD activities.

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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 is hosting a conference on 20 and 21 June to mark the centenary of women being admitted to practice law in the UK and celebrate the successes of women in law globally.

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Securing training and pupillage contracts (2 April, London)

The Personal Support Unit is holding a masterclass in collaboration with Irwin Mitchell on Tuesday 2 April.

Mental health

Highlighting the importance of mental health week (13-19 May)

The Law Society is hosting a breakfast session on Tuesday 14 May to mark mental health week.

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Career planning tips for trainees approaching qualification (9 May, London)

This free event will help prepare final seat trainees for qualification with practical tips and advice.

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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 - nominations now open

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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Mind the gap - 100 years of women in law

22 March 2019By Manda Banerji

As a female junior solicitor, it is strange to think that 2019 will mark 100 years since women were first allowed to practice law, by the introduction of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919.

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AIJA annual congress 2018

28 February 2019By James Kitching, Adam Hattersley

In August last year, two members of the Junior Lawyers Division executive committee, Adam Hattersley and James Kitching, attended the International Young Lawyers’ Congress’s (AIJA) annual conference in Brussels.

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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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Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball

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JLD annual conference and ball 2019 - book now

Book your tickets for the twelfth annual JLD conference and ball on 6 April 2019.

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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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