The Law Society is committed to attracting the most able candidates to the legal profession and to reflecting the diversity of our society. We help the legal profession to be inclusive, and many employers have a commitment to recruiting people from diverse backgrounds.
Each year around 7,000-8,000 people qualify as solicitors in England and Wales. In recent years more women than men have been qualifying as solicitors and at least 18 per cent of people qualifying have been from minority ethnic groups.
The Law Society operates the Diversity Access Scheme to help exceptionally talented, committed people overcome social economic or personal barriers to becoming a solicitor.
There are three elements to the scheme:
For further information about the application process, email email@example.com.
Our Social Mobility Ambassadors campaign highlights how the solicitors' profession is made up of people from all walks of life.
Many solicitors have experienced and overcome socio-economic hurdles in pursuit of their career ambitions and professional success. By showcasing the achievements of our ambassadors and sharing their stories, we hope to demonstrate that the profession welcomes talent, tenacity and a strong work ethic, regardless of social background.
Access the Lawyer Portal for high quality information and guidance for aspiring lawyers, from application forms to training contracts.
For more details on becoming a solicitor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org