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Launched in January 2008 for junior lawyers across England and Wales, the JLD is a division of the Law Society with an independent voice. This division represents all student members of the Law Society enrolled through the SRA, trainees, and solicitors with up to five years' active PQE.

The JLD is all about its community and their needs. To enable us to better represent you, we want to hear from you. Email us at


Changes to the SRA training regulations – implication for junior lawyers

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has approved changes to the training regulations. The changes form part of the SRA's ongoing Training for Tomorrow programme of reform and Red Tape Initiative. The changes were introduced on 1 July 2014.

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JLD seeks introduction of a recommended minimum salary for trainees


The Junior Lawyers Division has asked the Law Society to consider introducing a recommended minimum salary for trainees in response to the abolition of the mandatory trainee minimum salary on 1 August.

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JLD essay competition 2014

The JLD has launched the annual JLD essay competition for its student, paralegal and trainee members. The closing date is Thursday 31 July 2014.

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International Festival for Business – why junior lawyers should attend

The Law Society is encouraging members of the junior lawyers division to seize the opportunity presented by the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB). This festival will run over seven weeks during June and July in Liverpool.

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