Networking within the Southend On Sea & District Law Society
Connect with legal professionals and expand your network within the SOSDLS. Discover opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional growth.
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Networking within the Southend On Sea & District Law Society

Connect with legal professionals and expand your network within the Southend-On-Sea & District Law Society. Discover opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional growth.

Junior Lawyers

The South Essex Junior Lawyers Division (SEJLD) is alive and well! If you’re a trainee solicitor, paralegal, or up to five years post-qualified, then you are a junior lawyer.

Junior lawyers are represented nationally (information can be found on the Law Society website), but also have a local level organization.

They’re a friendly bunch and hold regular events throughout the year. As well as regular drinks, the SEJLD has a regular summer event in London with Hertfordshire JLD (a boat party with a fun theme!) and has organized a moot and Judges talks as well!

For information about SEJLD and upcoming events, contact joint presidents Brooke Robdrup-Kilgour and Kirsty Bone at southessexjld@outlook.com. For photographs of past events, click here.

Women Solicitors

There is a local group of Women Solicitors who meet every few months or so. This is an informal social network of women practicing in the area and a way of meeting other women working in the legal arena and facing similar challenges on a daily basis. There is no membership fee, and any women solicitors/trainee/legal executive working locally are more than welcome to come along.

To find out details of the next event and to keep updated with future events, contact Caroline Andrews at Giles Wilson Solicitors (caroline@gileswilson.co.uk).

On a national level, there is a National Women Solicitor Association (http://www.womensolicitors.org.uk/). It aims to promote the potential and success of each woman solicitor at every stage of her career by articulating and representing the views of women solicitors; promoting women’s interests in the profession; campaigning on issues important to women solicitors; and actively opposing discrimination against women solicitors. Membership is free, and details can be found on their website.

Other Membership Networks

The Law Society has other membership networks that may be of interest. These include Competition, Civil Justice, International, Law Management, Lawyers with Disabilities, Private Client, and Property. Details of these groups and your nearest group can be found on the Law Society website.

There are also independent organizations supported by the Law Society to promote and protect the interests of different groups, including the Black Lawyers Directory (http://www.onlinebld.com/) and Lesbian & Gay Lawyers (http://www.lagla.org.uk/).