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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about the EMLD committee
Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.
This practice note provides examples of how you can communicate all of the information required to your clients in a clear and effective manner.
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.
We spotlight one firm where diversity is part of their DNA, and talk to Nicola Manning at McMillan Williams.
Cordella Bart Stewart talks about what inspires her to become a lawyer and the progress made for BAME solicitors.
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.
Jasleen Kaur shares her story of overcoming the odds to become a lawyer.
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.
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.
This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
This course on 24-25 November helps returning solicitors, men and women, return to the profession after a career break.