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

  • 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


Supporting wellbeing in the workplace: Guidance for best practice


We’ve updated our guidance for employers on promoting the resilience and wellbeing of employees in the workplace.


Graham Turnbull essay competition 2019


Take part in the annual Graham Turnbull essay competiton for a chance to win £500 cash.


MyCareerCompanion – your free online learning zone


This free online learning zone, developed for you by the Law Society, has been designed to help you navigate your career path.

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A Christmas quiz celebrating 100 years of women in law (London, 10 December)

Join us on 10 December for a Christmas quiz in partnership with the Young Barristers’ Committee.


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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Preparing undergraduates for the solicitors’ profession (20 November, London)

Join us for this free event which aims to cover all aspects of preparing for a career in the solicitors’ profession.

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Defending a possible victim of human trafficking (24 October, London)

Join us for our free seminar on how to recognise when your client may be a victim of trafficking and how to respond to such cases.

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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

Click on the map to find your local group

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
  • Introduction

  • Modern approaches to alcohol at work

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

  • Calling time on booze culture