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The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) is a division of the Law Society for junior lawyers across England and Wales. The division, which has an independent voice, represents, campaigns and provides services for LPC students, paralegals looking for training contracts, trainee solicitors, and solicitors up to five years qualified.

With over 75,000 members, it is one of the largest communities within the Law Society. The JLD is based out of the Law Society’s offices in Chancery Lane, London. Membership of the JLD is free and automatic for those within its membership group.

The JLD provides members with an opportunity to network and connect with other junior lawyers, discuss issues that concern them and benefit from training and advice provided at conferences, meetings and events.

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 juniorlawyers@lawsociety.org.uk.

News

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

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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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SRA warning about scam emails offering LPC funding

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The SRA is warning students who have completed their law degree not to be taken in by a new scam email falsely stating they can get their Legal Practice Course (LPC) partially funded by a government body named True Personal Injury Solicitors.

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Training contract troubleshooting: practical guidance on starting your training contract

Emma Dickinson, a JLD representative on the Law Society Council, offers practical guidance on starting your training contract, including negotiating terms and conditions, keeping your trainee diary up to date and other regulatory requirements you need to observe.

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