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The Law Society and Junior Solicitors Network

updated on 28 June 2023

The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors in England and Wales. We’re run by and for our members. Our role is to be the voice of solicitors, to drive excellence in the profession and to safeguard the rule of law.

On behalf of the profession, we influence the legislative and regulatory environment in the public interest. At home, we promote the profession and the vital role legal services play in our economy. Around the world, we promote England and Wales as a global legal centre, open new markets and defend human rights.

Our members are at the heart of everything we do. Whether you’re working in a high-street practice, a commercial, regional or City firm, an alternative business structure (ABS) or in-house for a private, public or charitable organisation, the Law Society exists for you.

We’re committed to ensuring that you can make the most of opportunities and can respond to the challenges of a changing legal sector. We aim to deliver value for money for the public interest funding contribution that you make as part of your practising fee, and when you choose to pay for additional products and services.

Junior Solicitors Network

In November 2022, we launched the Junior Solicitors Network (JSN), a community for junior solicitors. It advises the Law Society on how it should support junior solicitors and offers members the chance to discuss areas of concern, have their views heard and network with other junior lawyers.

It’s completely free to become a JSN member and you’re automatically a member if you’re a solicitor with up to five years’ post-qualification experience. By becoming a member, among other things, you will have access to:

  • free regional summits that take place across the UK with educational speakers;
  • an online learning platform that hosts free events and courses; and
  • training (free or discounted), advice and career guidance.

Aspiring solicitors are welcome to attend JSN events, online training as well as visit the online hub with resources dedicated to junior lawyers. In 2024/25, the Law Society is exploring to launch a dedicated section for aspiring solicitors aiming to provide resources for university and Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law students, solicitor apprentices, trainees and people studying for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam assessments. 

This information is provided by the Law Society. Learn more about the Law Society via its website. Learn more about the JSN via the JSN hub, or contact them via email at [email protected]