Make sure you save the date and book your place for this year’s Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) International Weekend, which will take place between 27 September and 29 September 2019 in London.

Highlights will include:

  • a varied mix of technical and skills-based seminars
  • distinguished guest speakers
  • an introduction to the Commercial Court, with the opportunity to witness a criminal or civil hearing
  • networking events, including a black-tie gala dinner at the Law Society
  • the International Oratory Competition

International Weekend 2019 promises to give delegates fantastic opportunities to:

  • meet fellow junior lawyers from across Europe and even further afield
  • discover the best that London has to offer
  • enjoy a stimulating educational programme
  • benefit from crucial networking

Who should attend?

International Weekend is primarily aimed at junior lawyers from overseas jurisdictions, including those who may be on secondment in the UK.

The programme will also be of interest to JLD members in the UK who are welcome to attend all aspects of the International Weekend and meet international lawyers.

What is International Weekend?

International Weekend is an annual event organised by:

International Weekend provides delegates with a mix of technical and legal presentations, skills-based seminars, an overview of the legal system in England and Wales, and an introduction to the City of London.

Overview of International Weekend programme 2019

Friday 27 September: A tour of the Commercial Court in the afternoon followed by a welcome evening drinks reception and a social activity

Saturday 28 September: Various seminar sessions at the Law Society International Oratory Competition and followed by an evening black-tie gala dinner

Sunday 29 September: European Young Bar Association’s annual general meeting

Day events are aimed at international junior lawyers. However, most day events and seminars are equally relevant to junior UK lawyers.

Evening events are aimed at both UK lawyers and international lawyers.

Gala dinner

Join the Junior Lawyers Division for a spectacular gala dinner on Saturday 28 September 2019 at the Law Society in London.

The black-tie event forms part of a larger event, International Weekend 2019, which is open to all, although the gala dinner is targeted at both junior lawyers in England and Wales and junior lawyers from overseas jurisdictions.

The event is aimed at all members of the legal profession in the UK (including LPC and BPTC students, LPC and BPTC graduates including those working as paralegals, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers, junior solicitors (up to five years’ PQE), junior barristers, as well as those undertaking the CILEX route to qualification), and abroad.

It is your chance to network with lawyers from the UK and abroad over an elegant and fun formal dinner and dancing.

Book your place

The International Weekend programme will be available shortly.

Buy your ticket

In association with

The European Young Bar Association

European Young Bar Association

The London Young Lawyers Group

London Young Lawyers Group

The Young Barristers Committee of the Bar Council

Young Barristers Committee of the Bar Council