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Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (7 October)

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The Junior Lawyers Division is holding a free one-day skills event to assist LPC students and LPC graduates with their search for a training position. 

Please join us for presentations, discussion and activities which will be of value and assistance to LPC students and LPC graduates, with speakers who are highly regarded and experienced in their field.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


The programme includes the following sessions:

  • Securing my training contract: pitfalls and pointers
  • Using appraisals as a paralegal to secure a training contract
  • Resilience: coping with rejection and coming back stronge
  • CVs, covering letters and application forms: what can we learn from legal drafting principles?
  • Assessment centres
  • Standout interviews
  • Commercial awareness: the golden thread that runs through the application process, or just another tickbox buzzword?
  • Advice from my future self: what I wish I’d known when I started my training contract

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Who should attend?

This event is for all current LPC students and those who have completed the LPC and are looking for training positions.

Format of the day

The forum is a full day event running from 10:00/10:30 to 16:30, followed by a networking drinks reception until 17:30. 

It will involve a series of 30-60 minute presentations on various topics designed to assist those junior lawyers looking to secure a training contract.

CV clinics

Individual 30 minute CV clinics will be running throughout the day for delegates attending the forum.

  • Information about the CV clinics, including how to book an appointment with a CV adviser, will be sent to delegates by email about a week before the event.
  • Places are limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Only delegates attending the forum are eligible for a CV clinic.

If you are interested in attending a CV clinic with an adviser please be prepared to have an up to date CV available.

Date and location details

Date :   Saturday 7 October

Time :   Registration is from 10:00/10:30 will finish at about 16:30 followed by a networking drinks reception at 17:30.

Venue : The event will be held at the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Cost of event : This event is free to attend

To reserve your place

The event is free to attend but booking is necessary.

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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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TM Lewin

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

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