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LLS is one of the most influential local law societies in the country and is part of the Joint V which also includes Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester.

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Information, news and support for the legal profession in Leeds.

The Great Legal Bake 2018

12 – 16 February 2018

The Yorkshire Legal Support Trust (YLST)

To raise money for free legal advice charities to help those most in need. Your support and participation is vital.

For the poorest and the most vulnerable people in our community, access to justice is out of reach. Free legal advice makes a huge difference to their lives.
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The Law Society

February 2018 Newsletter: the latest Law Society update for the North.

Junior Lawyers Division Leeds: Why not get involved?

Early advice campaign: write to your MP about reintroducing legal aid for early advice

Update from President of The Law Society: for local law society members: 12 February 2018

Presidents’ and secretaries’ conference 2018: 11 and 12 May at Chancery Lane.
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Consultations

LSB consultation on its 2018-2021 strategic plan and 2018/19 business plan Submission deadline 19/02/18

Default County Court Judgements – A consultation on ensuring the process works fairly, for both creditors and debtors: Submission deadline 21/02/18

SQE consultation: Looking to the Future – Notes from meeting with Julie Brannan, SRA on SQE consultation Read notes here– 6 November 2017
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Millennials and the Legal Profession

Voluntary code of recruitment for trainee solicitors: a recommended standard of good practice for employers, students and higher education careers advisers and faculty staff.

Generation Y’s focus on varied tasks and work-life balance isn’t about being work-shy; it’s about being flexible to get the best out of employees, explains Charlotte Parkinson to the Solicitor’s Journal – 7 August

New SQE: The way in which legal careers are planned and managed has been brought sharply into focus by the SRA’s SQE plans.  
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Solicitor Training Regulations

New SRA Competency Approach

From 1 April 2015, the SRA’s traditional requirement that solicitors must obtain at least 16 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points every year was replaced by a new approach called the SRA Competency Approach.

This has to be adopted by all solicitors from 1 November 2016.
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Wellbeing

LawCare promotes good mental health & wellbeing across the legal community & helps thousands of legal professionals cope with a range of issues.

SBA – The Solicitors Charity provides grants & interest-free loans, support with career transition & access to bespoke personal insolvency advice to those in serious financial need.

Wellbeing massages from Song & her Spa team.
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Bar Council & Chambers

EVENTS AND SEMINARS OPEN TO OUR MEMBERS:

Park Square Barristers, Leeds are running a series of Family Law seminars throughout 2018: 6 February; 17 April; 12 June; 4 September; 9 October and 11 December. View full details.

NECCBA (North East Circuit Commercial Bar Association) spring seminar  ‘Reading the Balance Sheet – Tips and Traps – the view of a forensic accountant.’ from 5:30 p.m.
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