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 well-being - take our survey

22 February 2017

The JLD is undertaking a survey to gather information on the resilience and wellbeing of junior lawyers. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. All responses are confidential.

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JLD Update newsletter - February 2017

16 February 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Developing your career couldn't be easier with our 'smart-sized' learning

6 February 2017

What would you like to be doing in five or ten years’? Whatever your aim, developing your skills is vital to progressing your career and building a solid foundation for the future.

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Enter the Tom Morrison Essay Prize 2017

6 February 2017

The Governance Institute (ICSA) is inviting junior lawyers to enter its Tom Morrison Essay Prize 2017. The competition offers a top prize of £1000 and a runner-up prize of £500.

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Private client seminars

Stonewall lecture: the law and Trans People – pitfalls and potential (23 February)

We are delighted to be hosting the biennial Stonewall Lecture, hosted by Lord Cashman, based around Trans rights.

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Celebration of LGBT History Month (28 February)

Marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, this panel event will focus on how the Act has influenced the legal profession and attitudes in wider society in that timeframe.

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I want her job - a breakfast seminar (7 March)

Do you want to be a judge? Start your own social justice organisation? Make partner? Go in-house? Come along and start realising your potential with women have achieved against the odds, for challenging background or challenging circumstances.

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Law Society careers clinic (7 March and 10 April)

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

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IWD 2017 – Be bold for change (7 March)

Learn which firms and organisations are doing it differently and changing the discussion around gender equality.

Resilience and well-being workshops

In-house Division workshop - Top tips for enhancing performance (9 March)

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

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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

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Free JLD forum - career development and skills for junior lawyers (11 March)

Sheffield event - Develop your skills and network with junior lawyers

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?

View poll results

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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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Become your firm’s pro bono pioneer

28 November 2016

Brogan Solomon explains how junior lawyers can alleviate their firms’ concerns about pro bono work by highlighting the opportunities available and skills they can develop.

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


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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.

Helplines and Support – practical advice and assistance


The Law Society has a wealth of information on how to become a solicitor, developing your career and help with your job search.

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Welcome new LPC students – make the most of your free membership

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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