The success of any legal practice is based on its ability to understand and meet the needs of its clients. Whether your clients are individuals or organisations, large or small, the need for diversity on the legal profession is growing.
We are committed to help the legal profession to be:
As part of National Inclusion Week we will be livestreaming a roundtable discussion: 'What does inclusive leadership mean to me?'
Professor Debbie Foster and Dr Natasha Hirst are conducting groundbreaking research into the experiences of disabled people in the legal profession.
By listening to the challenges voiced by the members of the profession, the Law Society can respond with high-quality and relevant support. Addressed here are the concerns surrounding Criminal Legal Aid, the SQE, and diversity and inclusion.
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.
The Law Society, alongside the Women's Lawyers Division, has launched a programme of work that aims to achieve equality for women within the legal profession both in our jurisdiction and internationally, with three main objectives, outlined here.
A round-up of events organised by the Law Society and its LGBT+ lawyers division to mark LGBT History Month in February 2018.
To celebrate International Women's Day, the EMLD took a stand at the event manned by committee members. To mark the event the EMLD produced a booklet.
To mark International Women's day, the Law society is launching an online campaign as part of our Sisters in Law project (highlighting the challenges faced by BAME women).
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.
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For Inter Faith Week, a panel discussion on the interaction between religion and LGBT+ rights, and the legal position.