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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


The Diversity Access Scheme - applications now open


The Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) aims to increase social diversity in the legal profession by supporting promising entrants from disadvantaged backgrounds or those who face exceptional obstacles to qualification.

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JLD charity for 2015

The JLD is pleased to announce that its charity of the year for 2015 is the Social Mobility Foundation.

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LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2015

The awards, endorsed by the Attorney General, celebrate the best pro bono activities undertaken by law students and law schools, and the positive impact that those activities have had on those who have been assisted. The awards recognise commitment, innovation and outstanding contributions by students to pro bono work in the UK, and will be judged by an expert panel.

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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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