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’s 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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    LGBT History Month events at the Law Society

    The Law Society is marking this year's LGBT History Month with some free events.

    16 February 2017
    News

    Solicitor firms dominate Stonewall's 2017 workplace equality index

    Solicitor firms make up half of the top 10 organisations on Stonewall's 2017 workplace equality index.

    19 January 2017
    Press release

    Posthumous pardons for gay and bisexual men a step in the right direction

    News that thousands of gay and bisexual men are to receive posthumous pardons for now-abolished sexual offences was today greeted by the Law Society as a step in the right direction.

    21 October 2016
    Press release

    new social network for LGBT lawyers

    The Law Society’s LGBT Division is delighted to launch the first professional social network for LGBT Lawyers and their allies.

    30 September 2016
    News

    Being out at work - why does it matter?

    Sarah Crowe considers the issues around coming out as LGBT in the workplace and provides some tips for law firms.

    16 June 2016
    Blog

    A word from the chair on Orlando

    The chair of the LGBT Division, Erin Smith, has written about the attack on the LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and how LGBT people need a voice to fight hate wherever it comes from.

    14 June 2016
    News

    Working with transgender employees

    This practice note is designed to help everyone in your firm to work respectfully with transgender people.

    20 November 2015
    Practice note

    Mapping and evaluating the formal and informal LGB networks in the legal profession in England

    The findings of this report draw attention to wider issues around diversity networks and the role these networks play in firms.

    30 January 2015
    Research

    Communities

    Home of the Law Socieyty's communities and membership networks

    20 April 2012
    Services
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