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Junior Lawyers Division

JLD local groups: North West

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Bolton Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Greater Manchester, Lancashire

Our group provides a social and support network for trainees and young solicitors. We hold monthly events including quizzes and days out, and there is an annual ball.

Membership fee: £10 per year (free to members of Bolton Law Society)
Contact: Tazim Ahmedabadi
Telephone number: 01204 368060
Email: tazima@joeegansolicitors.co.uk
Membership: Trainees, NQs

Cheshire and North Wales Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Cheshire, Wales
Catchment area: Cheshire and North Wales
Contact: Sarah Roberts, Sarah Loan
Email: cnwjld@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cnwjld.org/

Cumbria Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Cumbria

Catchment area: Carlisle

Our members are trainees (including those recruited two years in advance of their training contract), NQs and generally all young solicitors in the area (and a few old ones too!).

We arrange social events for both networking between firms and also with other local young professionals.

At present there is no membership fee, but there is an entry fee for some of the events we organise.

Contact: Eleanor James - President, Stephanie Bradley - Secretary
Telephone number: 01228 516666
Email:  e.james@baineswilson.co.uk s.bradley@baineswilson.co.uk
Facebook:  Cumbria JLD


Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors

Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group

Region: Greater Manchester

The group looks after the interests of trainee solicitors and paralegals and provides assistance with jobs, education, and sports as well as organising social events throughout the year.

It has about 500 members from firms of all types and sizes throughout Greater Manchester. It also has a sub-group called FELT, which hosts regular social events for members from firms with eight or less trainees.

Highlights of the calendar include the Christmas and Summer balls, monthly networking events at city centre venues, sports tournaments, district judge placement scheme, mentoring opportunities and various careers evenings. When you join, you will be added to a mailing list to receive details of upcoming events, and you can also find further information on the MTSG website.

Connect with us on LinkedIn - search for ‘Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group’
Follow us on Twitter: @mcrtsg

Membership fee: £55 for trainees (two years), £35 for trainees (one year), £40 for NQs (one year), £25 for paralegals (one year), future trainees and paralegal apprentices (£20)
Contact: Charlotte King (chair), James Kay (JLD Representative)  
Email: charlotte.king@jmw.co.uk, James.Kay@slaterheelis.co.uk
Website: http://www.mtsg.org.uk/
Membership: Trainees, NQs

Manchester Young Solicitors Group

Region: Greater Manchester
Catchment area: Greater Manchester

The Manchester Young Solicitors Group (MYSG) is a free membership organisation for solicitors of up to 10 years’ PQE in the Greater Manchester area, providing social, networking, training and corporate responsibility opportunities for its members through its links across legal, financial, accountancy and other professional sectors.

With the kind help of sponsors, MYSG organise drinks evenings, seminars and other events, giving members a chance to expand both their social and professional horizons.

The MYSG does not have yearly elections. The Chairman is elected from and by the Committee, and vacancies appear on an ad hoc basis with candidates considered by the Committee based on their contribution to the society. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please attend one of our events and speak to one of our Committee members.

A full list of the Committee is available on the MYSG website .

Follow us on Twitter: @ManchesterYSG
Join our Facebook group: Manchester Young Solicitors Group (MYSG)
Follow the organisation ‘Manchester Young Solicitors Group (MYSG)’ on LinkedIn

Contact: Charlotte Brinsley - Chair, Victoria Elliott - JLD National Rep
Email: admin@mysg.co.uk
Charlotte.Brinsley@slatergordon.co.uk
Victoria.elliott@blmlaw.com
Website:  www.mysg.co.uk
LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/company/manchester-young-solicitors-group?trk=prof-following-company-logo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/6119323372/
Membership: Solicitors

Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Merseyside

The Merseyside JLD is an independent association affiliated to the National JLD. It strives to provide an educational and professional support network for young lawyers in the Merseyside region and is equipped to represent the views and opinions of its members on a national level.

As a committee, the Merseyside JLD provides a wide range of services, including networking opportunities through its social and sporting events, educational talks and seminars, work experience, charity fundraising and an annual ball.

With the help of sponsors many of the Merseyside JLD events are free of charge and provide a fantastic opportunity for junior lawyers to become involved in the wider Merseyside legal community. The Merseyside JLD encourages members, irrespective of age or qualification status, to participate in all that it has to offer.

Visit the website to see a full list of committee members

Membership fee: None
Contact: Jenny Nash - national rep
Email: jenny.nash@sefton.gov.uk
Website: http://www.merseysidejld.org.uk/
Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicito

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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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