National JLD update – September 2016

JLD elections 2016

Nominations for positions on the JLD executive committee have now opened. Details can be found on the JLD website here. The closing date is 12 October.

JLD events

Please visit the JLD website for details of forthcoming JLD events:


Instructing Counsel – 15 September 2016

Bristol JLD and St John’s Chambers invite you to attend a talk on instructing counsel followed by drinks and nibbles.

Registration from 5:30pm. The seminar will begin at 6pm with members of chambers providing presentations on the following:

  •  Overview of Instructing Counsel
  • Examples of Bad Briefs
  • Building a relationship with Counsel
  • Booking Counsel and The Backsheet

Places are limited – To reserve your place please RSVP to


Great Legal Quiz – Wed 9th Nov


Each year the Access to Justice Foundation organises the Great Legal Quiz which takes place during National Bro Bono Week (7-11 November 2016).

The Great Legal Quiz is a national event being held on Wednesday 9th November across England and Wales to raise funds for free legal advice charities. All registered teams compete for the title of ‘Great Legal Quiz Team’ and whichever team scores the highest will claim the title! All funds raised will go to support the work of regional Legal Support Trusts who are supported by the Access to Justice Foundation.

A lot more information on the Quiz, including how to register your team can be found on our website here: