Trainee Solicitor, Imogen Fleur, who is currently President of the Kent Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) had a meeting with Lubna Shuja, President of The Law Society of England and Wales, on the evening of Friday 17 March, ahead of the Kent Law Students dinner in Canterbury.
“We discussed quite a few topics, including ways in which The Law Society can positively and proactively engage with the Kent JLD for the benefit our members,” says Imogen. “In addition, we talked about The Law Society offering opportunities throughout the year for regional JLDs to connect and support with each other; and the potential for online peer support forums being offered to all local law society members.”
Lubna Shuja is the 178th, first Asian, first Muslim and seventh female president of the Law Society of England and Wales. Admitted as a solicitor in 1992, Lubna is a sole practitioner who specialises in professional discipline and regulation. She has been a Law Society Council member since 2013 and is also a member of the Law Society Board.
“Lubna was keen to hear about any areas or issues junior lawyers in Kent are currently struggling with,” continues Imogen. “Our Kent JLD committee is going to ask our membership for their input and will provide feedback to The Law Society, to see if there are ways they can assist. Finally, Lubna was very positive about attending or participating in one of the Kent JLD events this year – which we are very excited about.”