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Junior Lawyers Division

JLD local groups: Yorkshire

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Hull and East Yorkshire JLD

Catchment area: Hull and the surrounding areas

Our group aims to bring together and promote the interests of junior lawyers and barristers in Hull. Our committee members are from a diverse range of firms but we are always looking for new members. We also welcome local law students.

We organise social as well as career-focused events, and meet for drinks on the last Friday of every month.

We have a Facebook page which is constantly updated.

Co chair: Abbie Milner
Co chair: Ruth Maltby
National rep: Dominic Clark

Date of group elections: August or September
Membership fee: Free
Email: or
Telephone: Abbie 01482 324252 or Ruth 01482 316704
Membership: students, trainees, NQs, solicitors, barristers

Leeds Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Yorkshire
Catchment area: Leeds

The Leeds JLD provides social, educational, professional development, training and networking events to junior and aspiring lawyers and barristers in and around Leeds. Social and careers events are organised for members on a regular basis.

There is a membership fee payable (reduced rate available for those joining mid-year), which entitles members to free or reduced entrance to events. It also allows members access to updates, newsletters and information about the Committee’s plans during the year.

Leeds JLD communicates with its members through monthly newsletters, regular event emails, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and the regional legal press.

The group is part of the National JLD. One dedicated Committee member sits on the National Committee and, for 2017-18, there will also be additional representation via the National JLD Executive.

Leeds JLD is closely linked with Leeds Law Society, with a dedicated Committee member responsible for LLS liaison and close collaboration between the two organisations in terms of event-planning and use of shared resources.

The group has a Committee made up of 16 individuals with current positions including Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Sponsorship, Events, Publicity, Sport, In-House Representative, FELT Representative, National Representative, Barrister Representative, and Leeds Law Society Liaison Officer.

The Committee term runs across an academic year, from September to August.  Nominations for elections to the Committee usually commence late July / early August, with the new Committee announced at the end of August.

Facebook: LeedsJLD
Find us on Twitter: @LeedsJLD
LinkedIn: Leeds Junior Lawyers Division
You can contact the group by email on

Membership fee: £38 – with special rates for student Associate Members: (£20) and paralegals (£30) N.B. A reduced rate is also available for those wishing to take membership mid-year.
Contact: Chair : Kristina Goodwin and National Representative :  Catherine Jarmola
Membership: Trainees, Paralegals (including future Trainees), Apprentices, Trainee Legal Executives, Legal Executives, NQ Solicitors, Solicitors (up to five years PQE), Pupils, Barristers (up to five years call), and students (final year law, GDL, LPC and BPTC) as Associate Members.

Sheffield and District Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Yorkshire
Catchment area: South Yorkshire

Sheffield and District JLD promotes the interests of junior lawyers in the Sheffield region and provides members with a forum to develop relationships within the legal community.

This year’s committee aims to widen the scope of the group by attracting and encouraging the involvement of other professionals. We have arranged new and exciting events, seminars and workshops aimed at developing skills, offering support/advice and a place for like-minded individuals to share experiences.

Our committee terms run from March to February following elections held March. 

Visit our social networking sites to stay abreast of updates.

Committee President: Ellie Leatherday
Secretary: Natasha Wright
Treasurer: Madeleine Hodgson
Sponsorship rep: Rashmi Varkey
Social responsibility rep: Lauri Chapman
Events rep: Annabel Denby Hollis and Kate Fowler
Education rep: Alex Drake
Firms with eight or less trainees (FELT) rep: Sharnika Reid
Social media representative: Amy Wright

Membership fee: Free to eligible members
Contact: Natasha Wright
Students, paralegals, trainees, solicitors up to five years’ PQE; pupils. 
LinkedIn:  Sheffield & District Junior Lawyers’ Division

York Junior Lawyers Division

Region: Yorkshire
Catchment area: York and surroundings areas including Selby, Malton and Pocklington
Membership fee: Free to eligible members
Contact: Ryan Bell (national representative)
Telephone number: 01759 371 634
Email: ,

Group Email ~ doncasterjuniorlawyers@gmail.comEmma Baker~ Bashir~ Pashley~ Harrison~ Hussain ~

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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 2018/19 Engagement Programme.

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