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The struggle to qualification - a paralegal's story

17 September 2018

Charlotte Lakin suggests paralegals look at the bigger picture and look at alternative routes to qualification.


Supporting resilience and wellbeing in the workplace

1 February 2018

Guidance for best practice

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​Why your firm should send one of its trainees to Brussels

10 November 2017

Spending a seat in the Law Societies’ Office in Brussels is not only a great opportunity for the trainee, but also for their firm.

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Planning the in-house career you want in 2020

10 May 2017

Thinking of a move in-house? Rachel Brushfield, career strategist and coach, explores how to plan the career you want in 2020 and shares career planning strategies and tips to help you get started.

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LawTech: Get the basics right and the rest will follow

14 October 2018

As exciting as the rise of legal technology is, a more pressing problem faces the junior end of the profession: too many of us struggle with basic computer literacy.

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The JLD executive committee - why you should get involved

24 August 2018

Hear from Charlotte Parkinson and James Kitching about their time on the JLD executive committee and how they have benefited professionally and personally from the experience.

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Life as an employment lawyer

21 August 2018By

Adele Edwin-Lamerton gives junior lawyers an overview of the work of an employment lawyer.

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Kirstie Goulder

11 December 2017

Kirstie Goulder, the youngest president of a local law society, answers questions on her decision to become a lawyer and her experiences of working with local law societies. 

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Marc May

22 August 2017

Meet Marc May of RPC, Bristol, who qualified in November 2016 via equivalent means. Marc answers questions about his route to qualification and his experience of the equivalent means process.

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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 2017/18 Engagement Programme.

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