JLD launches elections

The Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society (JLD) has launched elections for five new executive committee members.

The Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society (JLD) has launched elections for five new executive committee members.

The JLD executive is appealing for nominations from students and junior lawyers interested in representing their peers as either vice chair, a student representative or in a ‘free seat’ position, which means your area of responsibility would be decided upon following the elections.  

“The executive committee is the ’government’ of the division, charged with the day-to-day running of the JLD and making decisions on policy. The national committee acts as ’parliament’, and allows for networking amongst regional representatives, as well as debate on policy and issues which affect today’s junior lawyers,” explained the current JLD chairwoman Heidi Sandy.

“The student positions are responsible for ensuring that the student voice is heard.”

Nominations are open to the entire membership of over 70,000 students, trainees and solicitors with up-to five years post qualification experience (PQE). Candidates should be supported by two other junior lawyers and include a 300 word election statement.

The voting will be a closed process carried out by the JLD national committee that is made up of local group representatives.

Nominations are now open and will close on 15 October, with the results being announced at the JLD annual conference on 1 November.