Welcome to the Junior Lawyers Division - the community for solicitor apprentices, LPC students, LPC graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors up to five years' qualified.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting junior lawyers

  • Increase in recommended minimum salary for trainee solicitors

  • JLD meets with the Lord Chief Justice

  • JLD annual essay writing competition 2020 - now open

  • Review: Junior Lawyers’ Handbook

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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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.

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Helplines, support, resilience and wellbeing

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Your essential career guide

The Junior Lawyers' Handbook

The Junior Lawyers’ Handbook is the comprehensive career guide for every new lawyer making the transition from student to legal professional.

Filled with practical guidance, exercises and actionable advice, this new book will support your integration into a new working world.

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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.

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  • Introduction

  • SQE – the international perspective

  • Modern approaches to alcohol at work

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