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Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

  • The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. We provide an opportunity for solicitors from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their allies to have their voice for heard, allowing us to represent you effectively.

    What does the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division do?

    The Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division (EMLD) supports and promotes solicitors and their allies through the provision of career-enhancing events, information and networking opportunities.

    We provide an opportunity for you to make your voice heard, comply with regulatory and compliance issues, run your practice and develop your career.

    The EMLD was developed to facilitate greater engagement between ethnic minority solicitors and the Law Society. The division encourages solicitors to use their experiences and expertise to support aspiring solicitors or colleagues seeking to progress in the legal sector.

    Why should I join?

    Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the EMLD is free, and is open to all solicitors and their allies.

    Members benefit from:

    • specialised events and training
    • networking opportunities
    • regular e-newsletters and updates
    • access to a community of ethnic minority lawyers
    • voting rights for division seats on the Law Society’s governing council

    Join the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    To join the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the Ethnic minority lawyers box in special interests. You will receive regular email updates and tailored content will appear on your My Law Society homepage.

    For more information email ethnicminoritylawyers@lawsociety.org.uk

    Find out about the EMLD committee

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    Ethnic Minority Division Committee members

    Meet the members of the Ethnic Minority Committee

    24 July 2017
    Information

    Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    Find out about the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    20 July 2017
    Information

    Calling all ethnic minority and LGBT solicitors - your Law Society needs you

    We want you to have your say in the work of the Law Society, and to help you get the maximum benefit from your membership.

    19 April 2017
    Blog

    Mentoring boosts career progression

    Applications are open for the Law Society's mentoring scheme to support career progression for solicitors from under-represented groups.

    3 April 2017
    Press release

    Social mobility ambassadors 2017

    How to apply to become a social mobility ambassador.

    16 March 2017
    Information

    How to use an award to promote your firm

    Applying for an award for your business can be hard work, but the benefits are enormous, if you capitalise on the win. Kate Adam provides a step-by-step guide

    15 March 2017
    Blog

    Launch of pro bono legal service clinic for London's Chinese community

    he Law Society of England and Wales supported the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers’ new year reception, launching UKSCL’s pro bono legal service, which will be located at the London Chinese community centre.

    24 January 2017
    News

    Proportion of solicitors with BAME backgrounds closely mirrors general population

    The Law Society diversity profile shows how the proportion of BAME solicitors closely follows diversity in society.

    18 October 2016
    Press release

    Promoting diversity in the legal profession

    Diversity profile of the solicitors' profession 2015 - published October 2015

    14 October 2016
    Research

    Collecting, reporting and publishing diversity data

    Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.

    3 October 2016
    Practice note
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