Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division
In October 2008 the Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD) was launched and replaced the Nottinghamshire Trainee Solicitors Group and Nottinghamshire Young Solicitors Group.
The Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD) represents and promotes the interests of junior lawyers in Nottinghamshire on the local Law Society Committee, at the National Junior Lawyers Division and throughout the local business community.
We aim to provide a social, networking and supportive role for all young lawyers in the region. The NJLD helps to promote our city as a vibrant legal centre, offering a good quality of life for local lawyers, and will help the city’s young lawyers to cross network to other firms and chambers by promoting their own brand values.
Who Are We?
The committee is made up of 16 NJLD members and spans a broad cross section of the Nottinghamshire legal market from large commercial firms to smaller local firms and niche markets.
Links to the NLS
We work closely with Nottinghamshire Law Society and often negotiate discounted rates for their events for our members.
We organise a wide range of events for members throughout the year. These include
Seminars which attract non-accredited CPD points on “How to Network” and “How to improve your CV”
The President’s Cup, an essay based competition
The Hammond Cup, an annual advocacy competition which is open to Trainees
The Judicial Shadowing Scheme, a chance to see what happens on the other side of the bench
The Elections for the new NJLD Committee
Social events such as drinks evenings, Shelter Quiz, the NJLD Annual Ball and much more
Sporting events such as Football, Netball, Cricket and Touch Rugby
Networking events with the RICS Matrics (surveyors) and NCASS (accountants) to help market your Firm create stronger relationships and networking opportunities with other professionals during your career development
Work experience exchange programmes run through the Nottinghamshire Law Society with our twinned cities of Karlsruhe in Germany and Ghent in Belgium
Membership is open to young lawyers from Nottinghamshire and costs:
The Membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August.
Please note that your Firm/Chambers may have a policy of paying your subscription fee.
LLB/GDL/LPC/BPTC Student CILEx Students/Paralegal SQE Students
Trainee/Pupil; Paralegal; Solicitors up to 5 years PQE and Barristers up to 5 years call CILEx Advanced Paralegal/Fellow
“The NJLD is the perfect opportunity for junior lawyers in Nottinghamshire to connect with their peers via social opportunities or networking events. It is also a place designed to cater to the needs of junior lawyers and assist in their journey of expanding their network“
Sadia Hussain, Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division.