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
We are officially launching our Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division today.
An overview of conflict of interests in the SRA's new Handbook. This information on conflict of interests looks very different to that provided in the 2007 Code and, in line with outcomes-focused regulation, there is much less information and guidance.
We are working with a steering group representing a number of key external organisations to develop this new division and portal for ethnic minority lawyers.
There are several reasons why good complaints management is essential for a practice wanting to remain competitive, including chapter 1 of the Solicitors Code of Conduct.
This practice note provides details on alternative business structures.
An action plan that outlines steps to help address barriers to the profession
Law firms are improving on diversity and inclusion performance but there is still some way to go, a report has found.
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.
Advice relating to the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division, including practice notes.
Information on the Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
The webinar will focus on current themes and prospects for LGBT+ clients who are moving to or have moved to the UK
London panel event on the notorious Section 28 Local Government Act 1988 - 30 years on, its legacy and progress since.