Junior Lawyers Division committee elections 2020 - call for nominations

Are you a junior lawyer looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in issues that affect you and other members of the profession?

Could you represent 70,000 solicitor apprentices, LPC students and LPC graduates, trainees and junior lawyers from across England and Wales in a national and international forum?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you could make a difference to the future of the legal profession by standing for a position on the executive committee of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society or the national committee as a student representative. There are up to eight positions available.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to stand you must fall within the scope of the JLD membership:

  • enrolled solicitor apprentice
  • student on the Legal Practice Course (LPC)
  • LPC graduate
  • trainee solicitor
  • solicitor up to, and including, five years qualified at the close of nominations on 14 October 2020

Next steps

Learn more about the available committee positions by reading our:

These contain further information about the roles of JLD executive committee and national committee members, eligibility criteria, tasks and responsibilities, and the election process.

All positions are for two years except the student representative which is for one year only.

How to stand

Submit your nomination by Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 12pm using the executive committee form or the student representative form, available for download below.

Your nomination should include an election statement of up to 300 words explaining why you should be elected as a JLD committee member. This must be supported by two other junior lawyers.

You should also confirm whether you would be available to attend a JLD committee handover training weekend on 7 and 8 November 2020 which will be held virtually.

Nominations will be considered and voted upon by the JLD national committee, which comprises the current executive committee members and representatives of the local JLD group network.

Further information

See the JLD committee page for details of current members

Read more about the work of the JLD

Email us at juniorlawyers@lawsociety.org.uk if you need any further information.