Elections Night – 12 November

 Bristol JLD and Chadwick Nott invite you to attend the Bristol JLD AGM and Election Drinks on Wednesday 12th November 2014 from 6pm at Pata Negra on Corn Street.

Join us for drinks and pintxos to celebrate the last year and meet the new 2014/2015 Committee.

We will also be presenting a cheque to our 2013/2014 Charity of the Year – The West of England MS Therapy Centre (Charity Number 801155).

There is no need to RSVP just come along and have a drink or two on our generous sponsors.

We hope to see you there,

The 2013/2014 Bristol JLD Committee

If you are interested in standing the new committee the deadline for returning the application form is 12noon on the 11th November – find out more details on our Website.

CILEx event on 28th October

Bristol JLD and CILEx are pleased to invite you to Alternative Routes to Qualifying on Tuesday 28 October 2014.

Did you know that LLB/LPC/BPTC academic qualifications, combined with paralegal work, can be used to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer, without requiring a training contract?

Not all lawyers are solicitors or barristers. Under the Legal Services Act 2007 (the 2007 Act) Chartered Legal Executive lawyers are ‘authorised persons’ undertaking ‘reserved legal activities’ alongside, for example, solicitors and barristers. Fully qualified and experienced Chartered Legal Executive lawyers are able to undertake many of the legal activities that solicitors do.

The evening will include:
  • A presentation by Lynne Squires explaining how you can use the qualifications, and work experience, you already have to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive.
  • Local CILEx members will be at the event to talk first-hand about the work they do and what being a member of CILEx has helped them achieve.
  • A question & answer session.
Registration is from 5.30pm on Tuesday 28 October at the Bristol Law Library (map) and refreshments are provided courtesy of CILEx

Places are limited. Please RSVP to careers@bristoljld.co.uk to reserve your place.

CV Clinic with Hays Legal – 12th February 2014

Join us for the 1:2:1  CV Clinic and Presentation on the Legal Market, Career Planning and Interview Preparation with Hays Legal on Wednesday 12th February 2014 from 6pm at Thrings, The Paragon (map). 

Free nibbles and drinks will be provided. 

Come along to meet the specialist consultants at Hays Legal, discuss the local jobs market, find out about opportunities, and receive careers advice. Hays Legal will be running workshops on CV preparation, competency based interviews and ways to make your application stand out from the crowd – an important factor in today’s marketplace.

Whether you’d like an overview of the market, are looking for an internal or external move, want to brush up on your CV writing and interview skills or simply want to discuss your career progression, it pays to speak to them. 


Places for this event are limited so please RSVP to Sheldon at sheldon.carlisle@hays.com. Don’t forget to specify if you want to book a 1:2:1 CV Session and send a copy of your C.V. as well.