About the JLD

We represent and support junior lawyers at the start of their careers, helping them develop, and progress in the profession.

What we do

We give members the opportunity to:

  • discuss issues of concern
  • make their views heard
  • network and connect with other junior lawyers
  • contribute to JLD campaigns, lobbying activities and consultations

We also recognise and support the work of junior lawyers through award categories at the Law Society Excellence Awards and the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards.

Although part of the Law Society, we have an independent representative voice through:

What you’ll benefit from

  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter
  • Training (either free or discounted), advice and career guidance
  • Exclusive discounted benefits such as TM Lewin and membership of the Private Client Section

How to join

Membership is free and there’s no registration or enrolment process.

You’re automatically part of the JLD community if you're:

  • a trainee solicitor
  • a solicitor apprentice
  • an LPC student or graduate
  • a solicitor with up to five years' post-qualification experience (PQE)

You can follow us in My LS by using the green sign-up button at the top of this page, or adding junior lawyers to your favourite My LS topics.

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