Welcome to the Junior Lawyers Division - the community for LPC students, LPC graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors up to five years' qualified.
  • Junior Lawyers Division committee elections 2019 – call for nominations

  • Junior Lawyers Division extends membership to include solicitor apprentices

  • JLD annual essay competition 2019 – now open

  • LawWorks and JLD Pro Bono Awards 2019 – nominations now open

  • JLD writes to Justice Committee seeking inquiry into the SQE

  • JLD fights for protection of junior lawyers


Young Legal Aid Lawyers committee vacancies


Young Legal Aid Lawyers is recruiting for members who are interested in joining their national committee.


Aspiring solicitors win Diversity Access Scheme scholarship


Ten aspiring solicitors have been awarded a coveted scholarship to complete their studies by the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme (DAS).


New public guidance for non-disclosure agreements


Last week we launched a new public legal education initiative to help people understand their rights when faced with non-disclosure agreements.

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Law Apprenticeship Conference (18 January, London)

The Lawyer Portal is hosting a free law apprenticeship conference in London on 18 January 2020.

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JLD forum: Career development and skills for junior lawyers (21 September, London)

We are is holding a free one-day skills event, aimed at trainees, newly qualified solicitors (NQs) and solicitors up to five years’ PQE.


JLD Forum: Helping you to secure a training position (London, 5 October)

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.

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International Weekend gala dinner (28 September, London)

Join us for a spectacular gala dinner on Saturday 28 September 2019 at the Law Society’s Grade II listed building in London.

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Focus on practice

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A look at different areas of practice and what it is like to work in these fields.

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Therese Prince and Hannah Child


Therese Prince, a legal adviser at the Law Society, and Hannah Child, a trainee at DWF talk about their recent trip Rwanda delivering legal training and capacity building.

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Local JLD groups exist all across England and Wales. They run events, ranging from lectures, monthly meetings to social events, and offer an opportunity to socialise with junior lawyers who work and live in the area.

All local JLD groups

Local groups map

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Law Society regions and Wales

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 2018/19 engagement programme

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Helplines, support, resilience and wellbeing

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Helplines JLD resilience and wellbeing

Career companion - resources for junior lawyers

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Check out our guidance, resources and support to help you develop your career.

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JLD benefits

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JLD offers a range of exclusively negotiated products and services, including a special discount with T. M. Lewin.

Find out more about our benefits
  • Solicitor Qualifying Examination podcast series: The Junior Lawyers Division perspective

  • Calling time on booze culture

  • Maximising performance and protecting your wellbeing in a 24/7 world

  • Is your firm attractive to junior lawyers?