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Junior Lawyers Division

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Junior Lawyers Division website

The JLD represents approximately 70,000 junior lawyers. Our membership includes LPC students and graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors up to five years qualified. Membership is free and automatic.

Through our executive committee, national committee and network of local groups in England and Wales, we engage with our members.

The role of the JLD is to support, promote and represent its members across England and Wales to ensure any development of the profession is in the best interests of our members. Although the JLD is a division of the Law Society, the JLD has an independent voice.

Find out more about the JLD and what we do

Our focus for 2019 includes:

  • access to the profession (including the SRA proposal for a centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) to qualify as a solicitor)
  • access to justice
  • continuing to promote resilience and wellbeing in the profession
  • raising awareness and educating our members of the impact and development of legaltech

We have a number of London-based and regional events in the pipeline for 2019. Keep a look out for the following:

  • LPC Forum, Liverpool (9 February 2019) - open to LPC students and graduates seeking a training contract
  • JLD Forum, Southampton (2 March 2019) - primarily aimed at trainee and newly qualified solicitors
  • Annual Conference and Ball, London (6 April 2019)
  • Both forums will also be repeated in London in September and October 2019

Please feel free to e-mail us at with any questions, concerns or comments you have, and - as your representative body - we will be happy to assist.

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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 2018/19 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