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Find out about the WLD committee
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Meet the members of the Women Lawyers Committee
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Find out about the Women Lawyers Division and how to join.
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The Law Society along with support from the WLD and EMLD are launching a video project.
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the government's reaction to the article 50 ruling and diversity in law.
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