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Junior Lawyers Division

About the Junior Lawyers Division

Launched in January 2008 for junior lawyers across England and Wales, the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) is a division of the Law Society but with an independent voice.

  • With over 70,000 members, it is the largest community within the Law Society.
  • Membership is free and automatic for LPC students, LPC graduates (including those working as paralegals), trainee solicitors, and solicitors with up to five years post qualification experience.
  • The JLD is all about its members and their needs. To enable us to better represent you, we want to hear from you. Email us at juniorlawyers@lawsociety.org.uk.

What does the JLD do?

The JLD provides members with an opportunity to network and, importantly, to connect with other junior lawyers, discuss issues that concern them and benefit from training and advice provided at conferences and meetings.

Your JLD

The JLD is responsible for representing junior lawyers, which means:

  • campaigning and lobbying on issues affecting this sector
  • providing junior lawyers with the opportunity to influence the future of the profession through their involvement
  • giving advice and providing information
  • providing pastoral support to members
  • responding to consultations, particularly those of the SRA
  • international outreach
  • running competitively priced or free accredited continuing professional development training and development events
  • social and networking events held nationally and locally

How do I join?

If you are an LPC student, LPC graduate (including those working as paralegals), trainees, and solicitors up to five years PQE you automatically become part of the JLD community. There is no enrolment or joining process.

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.

JLD benefits

TM Lewin

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

Find out more about our benefits