Bolton Junior Lawyers Division
Region: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
The Bolton JLD provides a social and support network for trainees and young solicitors. We hold monthly events including quizzes and days out, and there is an annual ball.
Membership fee:£10 per year (free to members of Bolton Law Society)
Contact: Tazim Ahmedabadi
Telephone number: 01204 368060
Membership: Trainees, NQs
Cheshire and North Wales Junior Lawyers Division
Cumbria Junior Lawyers Division
The Cumbria JLD provides a social and support network for legal professionals, trainees and young solicitors. We hold monthly events including quizzes and days out, and there is an annual ball.
Hannah Smith (Trainee solicitor - Bendles, Carlisle)
Bethany Randerson (Legal adviser - Butterworths, Carlisle)
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Hennah Abbas (Trainee solicitor - Butterworths, Carlisle)
Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group (MTSG)
Region: Greater Manchester
MTSG looks after the interests of trainee solicitors and paralegals and provides assistance with jobs and education.
There are opportunities to join in sports and social events throughout the year.
MTSG has about 500 members from firms of all types and sizes throughout Greater Manchester. It also has a sub-group called FELT, which hosts regular social events for members from firms with eight or fewer trainees.
Highlights of the calendar include the Christmas and Summer balls, monthly networking events at city centre venues, sports tournaments, the district judge placement scheme, mentoring opportunities, and various careers evenings for students, trainees and more.
When you join, you will be added to a mailing list to receive details of upcoming events, and you can also find further information on the MTSG website.
Elections take place in July/August each year.
Membership: paralegals, future trainees, trainees, NQs
Membership fee: £55 for trainees (two years), £35 for trainees (one year), £40 for NQs (one year), £25 for paralegals (one year), future trainees and paralegal apprentices (£20)
Contact: Naana Kufuor (chair), Clare Oliver (JLD national representative)
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Manchester Young Solicitors Group
Region: Greater Manchester
Catchment area: Greater Manchester
The Manchester Young Solicitors Group (MYSG) is a free membership organisation for solicitors of up to 10 years’ PQE in the Greater Manchester area, providing social, networking, training and corporate responsibility opportunities for its members through its links across legal, financial, accountancy and other professional sectors.
With the kind help of sponsors, MYSG organise drinks evenings, seminars and other events, giving members a chance to expand both their social and professional horizons.
The MYSG does not have yearly elections. The Chairman is elected from and by the Committee, and vacancies appear on an ad hoc basis with candidates considered by the Committee based on their contribution to the society. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please attend one of our events and speak to one of our Committee members.
A full list of the Committee is available on the MYSG website.
Contact: Matthew Flanagan - chair
Ruth Thomas - JLD representative
LinkedIn: Manchester Young Solicitors Group
Facebook:Manchester Young Solicitors Group
Membership: NQs and solicitors
Membership fee: Free
Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division
The Merseyside JLD is an independent association affiliated to the National JLD. It strives to provide an educational and professional support network for young lawyers in the Merseyside region and is equipped to represent the views and opinions of its members on a national level.
As a committee, the Merseyside JLD provides a wide range of services, including networking opportunities through its social and sporting events, educational talks and seminars, work experience, charity fundraising and an annual ball.
With the help of sponsors many of the Merseyside JLD events are free of charge and provide a fantastic opportunity for junior lawyers to become involved in the wider Merseyside legal community. The Merseyside JLD encourages members, irrespective of age or qualification status, to participate in all that it has to offer.
Preston Junior Lawyers Division
Region: Preston, Lancashire
The Preston JLD creates opportunities for socialising and networking for students, trainees and young solicitors. It aims to help support young lawyers in Preston and grow relationships in our legal community.
The group is run by four committee members and junior lawyers benefit from networking, CPD events and skills workshops.
Membership to the group is free and you join by emailing.
President: Ummeya Zaka
Vice president: Charlotte Hurst
Secretary: Emma Jane Darley
JLD national committee rep: Ummeya Zaka
Treasurer: Dorota Estkowska
Event/education officers: Stephen Moon/Matthew Knights
Membership fee: None
Membership: students, trainees, NQs and solicitors up to five years’ PQE
Contact: Ummeya Zaka - president, Charlotte Hurst - vice president
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