BYOB: Bring Your Own Brexit! (Covi Event)

BYOB: Bring Your Own Brexit!
Thursday 18th May, 4-7pm at Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, England BS1 4QA

Register via eventbrite here

Are you interested in Brexit, concerned in how it might affect you, and keen to discuss your own views and priorities?

From the impact of Brexit on every day practical concerns about jobs, travel, and public services, to broader social and economic issues such as the environment, human rights and international trade, Covi want to discuss the priorities that matter to you, regardless of the way you voted in the referendum or whether you voted at all.

Covi are hosting a series of workshops to engage with millennials across the UK as part of think tank Common Vision’s #BREXITWATCH project. These discussions will feed into research and analysis on what young people want to see from the Brexit negotiations, and presented to the Government and other politicians and decision makers, in the run-up to the June 2017 General Election and beyond.

The next event is in Bristol, and open to any young person aged 16 to 30(ish).

The event is free to attend (with free food!)
Register for a place online here and don’t forget to spread the word!

For further details see

National JLD – April/May Update

JLD Council seat vacancies

Nominations are now open for the forthcoming Law Society Council seat vacancies – two of which are JLD seats:

  • LPC student and trainee seat (a two-year term)
  • Solicitor up to five years qualified seat (a four-year term)

The deadline for nominations is 10 May 2017. If you are interested in standing for one of the seats (or even one of the other Law Society Council seats) you can find further information here.

JLD free live broadcast webinar on stress in the legal profession – 10 May at 6pm

The JLD is hosting a FREE live broadcast webinar on Wednesday 10 May at 6pm on stress in the legal profession. This follows the session on stress management at the JLD conference and recent publication of the JLD’s resilience and wellbeing report.

Participants will benefit from the webinar by:

  • Seeing how they can take personal responsibility for improving their wellbeing
  • Starting to gain an understanding of the source of stress; and
  • Exploring how we can do our best work irrespective of challenging external pressures

Further information and to register.

Secondment opportunity for trainees in Brussels

The Law Society is offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment at its office in Brussels commencing in September 2017. The closing date for applications is 11 June. Further information and how to apply

National JLD Upcoming events

Please note the following upcoming events

  • Law Society Excellence Awards 2017: Junior Lawyer of the Year. Deadline for nominations is Friday 27 May. Details can be found here.
  • Legal Pride 2017: Saturday 8 July, London.
  • JLD executive committee elections: nominations open early September.
  • JLD forum (for trainees and solicitors):  Saturday 16 September, London. Register your interest in attending.
  • JLD forum (for LPC students and graduates): Saturday 7 October, London. Register your interest in attending.
  • JLD annual essay competition: September / October.