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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

  • News from the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

  • Inspiration and caution for LGBT+ History Month

    A round-up of events organised by the Law Society and its LGBT+ lawyers division to mark LGBT History Month in February 2018.

    13 March 2018
    News

    Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, the EMLD took a stand at the event manned by committee members. To mark the event the EMLD produced a booklet.

    12 March 2018
    News

    Government response to Lammy review met with disappointment

    David Lammy MP was commissioned to carry out a review looking at the criminal justice system and its disproportionate impact on people from BAME communities.

    21 December 2017
    News

    Government launches initiative to increase diverse candidates on public bodies

    The government public appointments action plan is aimed at attracting more candidates from diverse backgrounds.

    19 December 2017
    News

    Law Society celebrates positive changes in the profession with 'Inclusion through diversity' event

    The Law Society hosted its inaugural 'Inclusion through diversity' celebration event to acknowledge and celebrate the positive changes we are seeing in the profession and how it supports its people.

    18 December 2017
    News

    Solicitor Judges Division events

    We give information on upcoming events in 2017/18.

    13 December 2017
    News

    EMLD vice-chair scoops award at UK Diversity awards event

    On 28 November Evelyn Ofori Koree received the award for most outstanding law firm (sole practitioner/SME) category at the annual prestigious BSN UK Diversity awards ceremony.

    7 December 2017
    News

    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

    Diversity progress, but some way to go for UK law firms

    Law firms are improving on diversity and inclusion performance but there is still some way to go, a report has found.

    12 February 2013
    News

    Law firms warned that professional indemnity insurance is useless if their insurer is financially unstable

    The Law Society is warning solicitors to check the financial strength of an insurer before purchasing their next professional indemnity insurance (PII) policy, to find out whether the company will be able to meet insurance claims.

    30 January 2013
    News
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