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Free JLD forum: career development for junior lawyers (8 September 2018)

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We are holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to five years’ post-qualified experience (PQE). The aim is to equip those who are at the start of their careers with skills and advice necessary to progress, diversify and develop within the legal profession.

Please join us for presentations, discussion and activities which will be of value and assistance to both those who are approaching qualification and those who have begun to acquire PQE, with speakers who are highly regarded and experienced in their field. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

The programme

The programme has yet to be confirmed, but sessions from previous forums have included:

  • Alternative careers to private practice / moving firms
  • Application and interview advice
  • Achieving your career goals
  • Trends in the market place
  • Presentations and public speaking
  • Time management techniques
  • Creative thinking
  • Building personal resilience
  • Pro bono and volunteering
  • Working overseas.

Format of the day

The forum is a full-day event running from about 10:00 to 16:30 and involving a series of 45-50-minute presentations on various aspects of legal practice and management. It will be followed by a networking drinks reception until about 18:00. However, please note that these timings are approximate until the programme has been confirmed.

Who should attend the forum?

The event is for trainees, NQ solicitors and solicitors up to five years’ PQE.

CV clinics

Individual 30-minute CV clinics will be running throughout the day for delegates seeking a newly qualified solicitor position. Registered delegates will be notified by email around a fortnight ahead of the event with further information and clinic appointment reservation instructions – be prepared to send an up-to-date CV with your appointment request in order to secure a place. Appointments are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

How to book

We are not yet taking bookings. However if you wish to register your interest in the event, please email

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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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