LGBT Lawyers Division

  • The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. The LGBT Lawyers Division is the community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lawyers and our allies.

    We provide an opportunity for LGBT solicitors to have their voice heard. Our members work in private practice, and in-house within corporate, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

    What does the LGBT Lawyers Division do?

    We bring LGBT lawyers together to share best practice, and address current issues and challenges in a supportive environment. We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.

    • We engage with the LGBT legal community and other LGBT groups, and we campaign on behalf of LGBT solicitors.
    • We share expertise and experience, and celebrate the achievements of LGBT solicitors
    • We provide ad hoc peer support and help LGBT solicitors to overcome isolation
    • We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.

    Why should I join?

    Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the LGBT 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 LGBT lawyers
    • voting rights for division seats on the Law Society‚Äôs governing council

    Join the LGBT Lawyers Division

    To join the LGBT Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the LGBT 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 lgbt@lawsociety.org.uk

    Find out about the LGBT committee

  • News from the LGBT Lawyers Division

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    Pride in the City

    This podcast discusses Pride in London 2018.

    6 June 2018
    Audio

    What is it like to be BAME and LGBT+ at work?

    Netanya Clixby discusses challenges, unexpected benefits and how BAME and LGBT+ networks can collaborate.

    4 June 2018
    Case study

    Lawyers unite for #LegalPride 2018

    Solicitors, barristers, and Chartered Legal Executives are joining together to mark Pride events in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, and at the flagship march in London in July led by the heads of the professions.

    3 May 2018
    News

    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

    LGBT History Month - a plea for intersectionality

    Nimmisha Aslam, associate at Russell-Cooke LLP, was invited to speak at a meeting celebrating LGBT History Month and BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) voices and intersectionality.

    21 February 2018
    Feature

    LGBT History Month 2018 - Law Society events

    At a time when our profession and clients are becoming more diverse, the Law Society and its LGBT+ Lawyers Division (LGBT+LD) have an exciting programme of events to mark LGBT History Month in February.

    6 February 2018
    News

    Podcast: What LGBT History Month means to me

    Esther McDermott, senior associate at Dentons, and Chris Seel, diversity and inclusion adviser at the Law Society, discuss the importance of LGBT History Month.

    6 February 2018
    Audio

    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

    Seeking new LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee member

    This appointment is open to anyone who identifies as LGBT+ or is an ally to the LGBT+ community.

    27 November 2017
    News
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