Catchment area: Cardiff and south east Wales
The group works concurrently but independently of the national JLD and represents all student members of the Law Society enrolled through the SRA, paralegals, trainees and solicitors with up to five years’ active PQE in the Cardiff and district area.
The organisation is not only involved with social events but also issues that affect young lawyers across the board. The committee, chaired by Amy McGlinchy, a Trainee Solicitor with Welsh Government, has in the past contributed to the SRA’s consultation on the abolition of the trainee solicitor minimum wage and the Welsh Government’s proposals for a separate Welsh legal jurisdiction. They also organise professional events designed to assist junior lawyers in securing a training contract/NQ position, with the most recent event held at the Law Society’s Wales Office a resounding success.
As membership numbers continue to grow, the committee promotes the interests of its members via social media and a rebranding from South Wales Junior Lawyers Division to Junior Lawyers: Cardiff and South East Wales, in order to better reflect the area served by the organisation.
You can also follow them on Twitter @JLDCandSEWales find the Junior Lawyers: Cardiff and South East Wales group on Facebook
Membership fee: Free
Contact: Amy McGlinchy (Chair)
Membership: Students, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors
Catchment area: Swansea and District
The Swansea & District JLD aims to bring together the junior legal profession in Swansea to create networking opportunities and maximise opportunities for all. We do not charge a membership fee and offer substantial discounts to students and trainees when organising events.
We hold many events throughout the year; including networking dinners, career workshops, charity quizzes, sponsored walks and sports events. We maintain a very close link with the Swansea Law Society and Swansea University Law School. Join us for an enjoyable time and invaluable career enhancing experiences!
Contact: Kathy Jenkins
Membership: Students, Paralegals, Trainees, NQs, Solicitors