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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


Online Mentor training contract record – free offer to trainees

Trainee solicitors – don’t sleepwalk into admission problems at the end of your training contract!

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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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Magna Carta 800th anniversary - Junior Lawyers in Schools project

Calling junior lawyer volunteers

The 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta provides a unique opportunity for school-age children across the globe to engage with the ideas of citizenship, democracy, and the rule of law. To do this, the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee, together with the Law Society and The Bar Council, have organised the Magna Carta Junior Lawyers in Schools project.

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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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