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JLD Update newsletter - August 2017

11 August 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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JLD essay competition 2017

25 July 2017

The seventh annual JLD essay competition is now open. 

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Equivalent Means - FAQs updated

24 July 2017

The JLD, with assistance from the SRA, have updated its Equivalent Means FAQs.

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Late-night courts will pile more pressure on stressed junior lawyers

19 July 2017

Writing in the Law Society Gazette, Amy Clowrey of the JLD executive committee, explains why extended court opening hours will have a negative impact on junior lawyers and why we should be concerned.

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LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2017 – nominations now open

6 July 2017

Nominations are now open for the annual LawWorks pro bono awards and lecture, including a specific category supported by the Junior Lawyers Division.

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Trainee registrations on the rise

22 June 2017

Figures from the Law Society annual statistical report 2016, which has just been published, show that the number of trainee registrations in the year to 31 July 2016 was 5 per cent higher than in the previous 12 month period.

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JLD Update newsletter - June 2017

9 June 2017

The latest newsletter from the JLD.

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Pride in the Profession – booklet available

22 May 2017

In 2016, president of the Law Society Robert Bourns launched the Pride in the Profession campaign that aims to promote the vital role that solicitors of England and Wales play in the economy, justice system, and communities.

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Solicitors Qualifying Exam – SRA proposals to go ahead

16 May 2017

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has now announced that it intends to press ahead with its plans to introduce the solicitors qualifying examination (SQE) to replace the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) qualifications. Proposed implementation is 2020.

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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