About Leeds JLD

The Leeds JLD is an independent not-for-profit organisation with over 200 members. We organise social, training, educational and networking events for all members in the Leeds area. We aim to promote the interests of our members and develop relationships across the legal community. The Leeds JLD Committee is run by an elected volunteer Committee, more details can be found on our “Committee Tab”.

We are an independent body governed by our constitution. However we do have a collaborative relationship with Leeds Law Society and the national JLD of the Law Society as well as contact with the Law Society of England and Wales.

Becoming a member

The Junior Lawyers Divison (“JLD”) is open to the following:

  • LPC students
  • Legal Apprentices
  • Current Trainee Solicitors
  • Future Trainee Solicitors
  • Trainee Legal Executives and Legal Executives (up to five years qualified)
  • Solicitors (Newly Qualified and up to 5 years PQE)
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Pupils and Barristers up to 5 years post-pupillage