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Junior Lawyers Division committee elections 2018 - call for nominations

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Are you a junior lawyer looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in issues that affect you and other members of the profession?

Could you represent 70,000 LPC students, trainees and junior lawyers from across England and Wales in a national and international forum?

If you answered yes, then you could make a difference to the future of the legal profession by standing for a position on the executive committee of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society or the national committee as a student representative. There are up to eight positions available.

Next steps

Learn more about the available committee positions by reading our executive committee guidance notes (PDF 262kb) and student representative guidance notes (PDF 262kb) .

These contain further information about the roles of JLD executive committee and national committee members, eligibility criteria, tasks and responsibilities, and the election process.

How to stand

To be eligible to stand you must fall within the scope of the JLD membership. You must be a student on the Legal Practice Course (LPC), LPC graduate, trainee solicitor or solicitor up to five years qualified.

Submit your nomination by Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 12:00pm using the executive committee form (Word 64kb) or the student representative form (Word 63kb) .

Your nomination should include an election statement of up to 300 words explaining why you should be elected as a JLD committee member. This must be supported by two other junior lawyers.

You should also confirm whether you would be available to attend a JLD committee handover training weekend on 10-11 November in Sheffield.

Nominations will be considered and voted upon by the JLD national committee, which comprises the current executive committee members and representatives of the local JLD group network .

Further information

Email us at if you need any further information.

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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.

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