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JLD Forum: Helping you to secure a training position (Liverpool, 9 February)

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

JLD Merseyside

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


The individual sessions are set out below but please note that may be subject to change.

  • The basics: covering letters, CVs and application forms
  • Building your online brand and best use of social media
  • Lawtech and legal practice
  • The final hurdle - practical tips for assessment days and interviews
  • How to keep going when it goes wrong - dealing with anxiety and resilience
  • The Solicitors Qualification Exam and alternative routes to qualification
  • Be yourself: everyone else is taken - networking dos and don’ts 
  • Updates on JLD policy

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 about 10.30am (registration from 10am) to 4:30pm followed by a networking drinks reception until 5:30pm. 

The day will involve a series of 45-50 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 also 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.

To book your place

Book your place at the Liverpool JLD Forum

Date and location details

  • Date: Saturday 9 February 2019
  • Time: registration is from 10am. The forum will finish at 4:30pm and will be followed by a networking drinks reception until 5:30pm.
  • Venue: Liverpool (exact venue to be confirmed)
  • Cost of event: This event is free to attend.

In partnership with the Merseyside JLD

JLD Merseyside

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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.

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