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Junior Lawyers Division

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Junior Lawyers Division website

The JLD represents approximately 70,000 individuals. Membership is automatic for LPC students and graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors up to five years qualified. Through our executive committee, national committee, and network of local groups, we engage with our members on both a political and social level. As a division of the Law Society with an independent voice, we represent our members both within and outside of the Law Society. For further information about the JLD and what we do, see here.

Our focus for 2018 includes:

  • representing current and future junior lawyers in relation to the SRA proposal for a centralised assessment to qualify as a solicitor
  • providing information on the increasing alternative routes to qualification
  • supporting solicitors up to five years PQE in their career and skills progression
  • increasing engagement with our members across the whole of England and Wales
  • increase support and awareness of mental health issues affecting junior lawyers.

We also have some fantastic events coming up this year, and we hope to see you there.

Please always feel free to e-mail us at with any questions you have, and – as your representative body - we will be happy to assist. You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook or LinkedIn groups.

adele edwin

Thank you

Adele Edwin-Lamerton
Chair, Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society

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 2017/18 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