CooperBurnett LLP Solicitor, Imogen Fleur from its Commercial Property team, has been voted in as President of the Kent Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) for a second year. This time around, she is joined on the committee by Paralegal, Joshua Hayes, who has the role of IT Coordinator.

“We are looking forward to building on the hard work and success of last year’s committee and hope to put on another fantastic set of events for Kent’s junior lawyers,” says Imogen. “Joshua is such an asset to have on the committee; alongside working at CooperBurnett, he is a student at the University of Kent and can provide us with an insight as to what would be beneficial to students and spread awareness to other students of the support we offer.”

Kent JLD – which comes under The Law Society of England and Wales – holds events designed to assist the professional development of junior members of the legal profession in a sociable and enjoyable way. It also provides an opportunity for junior lawyers to build their professional network.

Membership is open to anyone who is studying or working in law in Kent including students and apprentices; LPC students and graduates; trainee solicitors; SQE candidates; solicitors up to five years qualified; and any other junior legal professionals (such as paralegals and legal executives).

Under Imogen’s presidency last year, the committee successfully organised five sell out events; expanded the membership, including reaching students at the University of Kent; held the Achievement Awards at the Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge District Law Society’s Annual Dinner; and raised money for Nourish, the local foodbank in Tunbridge Wells.

She adds: “Moving forward, I am keen to provide our members with further networking events; education as to the support available for junior lawyers; a strong focus on professional development; and further expansion of our membership across Kent, including an emphasis on university students.”

To find out more, email Imogen on: imogen.fleur@cooperburnett.com