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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


Junior Lawyers Division committee vacancies 2014 - call for nominations

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in issues that affect you and other members of the legal profession like you? Could you represent over 75,000 students, trainees and solicitors from across England and Wales in a national and international forum? Do you want to make a difference to the future of the legal profession? Deadline for submission of nominations is Sunday 26 October 2014.

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JLD welcomes new LPC students

Welcome to the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) of the Law Society of England and Wales, and to the legal profession. This is an exciting moment for you - you have just embarked on the final academic stage of your training and, as you spend the next year or two learning the skills required to practise as a solicitor, your interests will be represented by the JLD.

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JLD looking for LPC ambassadors

Are you a current LPC student looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in issues that affect you and other student members of the legal profession?

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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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