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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.

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Law Society Excellence Awards 2014 - now open for nominations

Don't miss your chance to be a winner in 2014's most sought-after legal awards. Sixteen awards will be presented in recognition of the successes and outstanding achievements of teams and individuals from across the profession, including the Junior Lawyer of the Year award.

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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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Law Society council elections

Shape the future of your profession! The Law Society's 2014 election activity aims to appoint energetic and imaginative solicitors to help drive the agenda for legal service provision and practice.

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Aspiring Solicitors: committed to increasing diversity throughout the legal profession

Founded by former Norton Rose Fulbright corporate solicitor, Chris White, Aspiring Solicitors is a unique organisation committed to increasing diversity throughout the legal profession.

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