Help for unemployed junior lawyers

If you’re finishing a training contract soon but don’t yet have a job on qualification, or if you’ve been caught by a redundancy situation at your firm, you may be struggling with what to do next.

Law Works Choices is a charity established to help lawyers in your situation.  Through them, you can provide some pro bono legal advice, build your CV, help a good cause, and get a guaranteed interview at a number of leading firms. For more information, check out their flyer.

£1,492.13 for Charity in 2009

On 5 February 2010, the Bristol Junior Lawyers Division handed over a cheque for £1,492.13 to our 2009 Charity of the Year, The Grand Appeal. This amount was raised through 2009 by the generous donations of junior lawyers in Bristol, despite the difficult economic climate.

Sarah Gibbons (2009 Bristol JLD Committee member) and James Sage (2009 and 2010 Bristol JLD Committee member) handed over the cheque:

James said “The Grand Appeal was a great cause to back in 2009 and we’re pleased to have been able to support them. Bristol JLD hopes to be just as generous in 2010 with our new Charity of the Year, the Bristol & Avon Multiple Sclerosis Centre.”

Careers event – ADR Training on 9 March

In conjunction with the ADR Group and the Bristol Law Society, we’re hosting a special training session just for Junior Lawyers on 9 March. Held at the Law Library on Small Street (Update: now to be held at Beachcroft’s office due to overwhelming demand!), we’ll be able to learn all about how we can make effective use of mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods at this early stage in our careers.

To book your place (essential) or for more information, email