Junior Lawyers Division

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The JLD committee respond to many consultation proposals on your behalf - seeking the best possible outcomes for junior lawyers and future members of the profession - whether it be the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society or a government department. JLD consultation responses can be viewed on our website .

JLD members are welcome to provide input into JLD responses and can contact the JLD at any time with comments, feedback and suggestions. All comments submitted will be private and confidential, so please email JLD .

The JLD will be responding to the following consultations:

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam

Solicitors Regulation Authority: A new route to qualification – the Solicitors Qualification Exam

The SRA has published the second consultation on proposals for a new route to qualification – the solicitors qualifying exam (SQE). This consultation sets out more detail about how they are proposing solicitors might qualify in the future – and specifically about the SQE. The SRA has taken on board the feedback from the earlier consultation and have revised and developed the proposals. The consultation sets out how the SQE would fit with preparatory training, including work-based learning and how it should be able to assure high professional standards.

The Junior Lawyers Division will be responding to this consultation and would welcome input from the JLD membership.

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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.