We are holding a free one-day skills event on Saturday 5 October 2019 to assist LPC students and graduates with their search for a training position.

Join us for presentations, discussion and activities that will be of value and assistance to LPC students and graduates with speakers who are highly regarded and experienced in their field. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


The individual sessions are set out below but please note that may be subject to change.

10:30 – 10:45

Welcome and overview of the day
Leah Caprani, executive committee (student representative), JLD

10:45 – 11:15

Overcoming adversity: Social mobility, low grades, disability

11:15- 12:00

Commercial awareness: Top five trends for the coming year

12:00 – 12:30

Networking: Making an Impression

12:30 – 13:15

Buffet lunch

13:15 – 14:00

Introduction to lawtech
Jorrit Berkhout, account director Europe, Kira Systems

14:00 – 14:30

Transferrable skills: How to use non-legal work experience in interviews and beyond

14:30 – 14:45


14:45 – 15:30

The real questions: Everything you wanted to know about applications, CVs, covering letters and your training contract

15:30 – 16:15

The paralegal route: Equivalent means and the incoming SQE

16:15 – 16:30

Update from the JLD: national policy and closing remarks
Amy Clowrey, chair, JLD

16:30 – 17:30

Networking drinks reception

This event is for all current LPC students and those who have completed the LPC and are looking for training positions.

Format of the day

The forum is a full day event running from 10.30am (registration from 10am) to 4.30pm followed by a networking drinks reception until 5.30pm.

The day will involve a series of 30 to 45 minute presentations on various topics designed to assist those junior lawyers looking to secure a training contract.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

CV clinics

Individual 30-minute CV clinics will also be running throughout the day for delegates attending the forum.

  • information about the CV clinics, including how to book an appointment with a CV adviser, will be sent to delegates by email about a week before the event
  • places are limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis
  • only delegates attending the forum are eligible for a CV clinic

If you are interested in attending a CV clinic with an adviser, please be prepared to have an up to date CV available.

To book your place

Book your place at the JLD forum in London

Date and location details

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019
Time: Registration is from 10am. The forum will finish at 4.30pm and will be followed by a networking drinks reception until 5.30pm
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Cost of event: This event is free to attend