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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‚Äôs 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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    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

    Client care information

    This practice note provides examples of how you can communicate all of the information required to your clients in a clear and effective manner.

    5 September 2016
    Practice note

    Compliance officers

    The Legal Services Act 2007 requires that a head of legal practice and head of finance and administration are appointed in each ABS. The roles are termed compliance officer for legal practice and compliance officer for finance and administration.

    22 April 2016
    Practice notes

    Walking the walk and talking the talk with Nicola Manning

    We spotlight one firm where diversity is part of their DNA, and talk to Nicola Manning at McMillan Williams.

    19 April 2016
    Feature

    Cordella Bart Stewart talks about inspiration

    Cordella Bart Stewart talks about what inspires her to become a lawyer and the progress made for BAME solicitors.

    19 April 2016
    Feature

    Classical dancer to lawyer

    Janaka Mehta is the first classical Indian dancer to perform at the Law Society Diwali event. We caught up with her after the event and asked her about her two passions - classical Indian dancing and the law.

    15 January 2016
    Feature

    From Afghan refugee to city commercial lawyer

    Jasleen Kaur shares her story of overcoming the odds to become a lawyer.

    14 January 2016
    Feature

    Conflicts of interests in criminal cases

    This practice note concerns the particular way in which criminal defence solicitors need to consider the avoidance of conflicts of interest when considering whether it is appropriate to act for more than one suspect or defendant.

    13 January 2016
    Practice note

    Irwin Mitchell pioneers initiative to produce more future BME partners and senior lawyers

    There is considerable evidence that more firms are supporting the need to recruit more BME talent, but what happens for that generation of talent when they tread on the escalator of partnership. Current research shows they are not faring as well.

    22 October 2015
    Feature

    Use of interpreters in criminal cases

    This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.

    20 October 2015
    Practice note
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