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Junior Lawyers Division


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JLD conference and ball 2018 - book your place now

The 11th Junior Lawyers Division annual conference and ball will be held on Saturday 28  April 2018 at the Law Society in London.

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National Apprenticeship Week: Apprenticeships in the legal sector (7 March 2018, Leeds)

This event is aimed both at firms which already run an apprenticeship programme and those exploring how to get involved. 


LawCare collaboration with the Open University - your views are needed

LawCare has announced that they will be working with the Open University in 2018, to promote positive emotional and psychological approaches to working in the legal profession. 


JLD national committee meetings 2018

The JLD national committee meets three times a year. If you are a JLD member and want to get involved with the JLD but are unsure of where to start, you can attend a JLD national committee meeting as an observer and find out more.


JLD forum: career development and skills for junior lawyers (10 March 2018)

The Junior Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Bristol JLD, is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to five years’ PQE.

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Growing your client base - harnessing the power of word of mouth (27 March 2018)

1 February 2018

Referrals are a great source of new business. Yet most firms or indeed individuals do not actively seek them, this is a missed opportunity as referrals are one of the most cost-effective ways to win new clients and new work. 

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Celebration of LGBT History Month - Bristol (28 February 2018)

1 February 2018

As part of our regional engagement we are holding an event in Bristol to mark LGBT History Month.

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Seminar: Celebration of LGBT History Month (22 February 2018)

1 February 2018

On the 30th anniversary of Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 (and the 15th of its repeal), this seminar will focus on the legacy of this notorious legislation and how far we have come since its abolition. 


Retraining: an introduction to wills, probate and trust (24 April 2018, London)

12 January 2018

The Law Society has developed this one day introductory training session to help solicitors considering a career move into wills, probate and trusts.


Top tips for enhancing performance: Difficult people and challenging situations (In-house Division) (22 March 2018)

12 January 2018

This two hour session will examine the challenges faced by in-house lawyers and will provide tools and techniques to address these tricky people issues.


Preparing mature students and career changers for the solicitors’ profession (21 March 2018)

12 January 2018

The Law Society has developed an exciting careers event to offer advice and support to mature students and/or career changers aspiring to become solicitors. 

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Preparing 2nd year trainee solicitors for qualification - What does the future hold next for you? (7 March 2018)

12 January 2018

This exciting event for second year trainees aims to cover all aspects of preparing for qualification.


Join us at our Pro bono for in-house lawyers seminar (15 February)

10 January 2018

As an in-house lawyer, how can you work in a pro bono capacity? How can your organisation encourage and promote pro bono programmes? Learn about the benefits of pro bono, including the scope for career development. Learn from examples of programmes that are working well.

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

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