The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. We provide an opportunity for solicitors from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their allies to have their voice for heard, allowing us to represent you effectively.
The Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division (EMLD) supports and promotes solicitors and their allies through the provision of career-enhancing events, information and networking opportunities.
We provide an opportunity for you to make your voice heard, comply with regulatory and compliance issues, run your practice and develop your career.
The EMLD was developed to facilitate greater engagement between ethnic minority solicitors and the Law Society. The division encourages solicitors to use their experiences and expertise to support aspiring solicitors or colleagues seeking to progress in the legal sector.
Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the EMLD is free, and is open to all solicitors and their allies.
Members benefit from:
To join the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the Ethnic minority lawyers box in special interests. You will receive regular email updates and tailored content will appear on your My Law Society homepage.
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Find out about the EMLD committee
The workshop for BAME solicitors planned for 25 April has been cancelled.
We speak to I. Stephanie Boyce, deputy vice president of the Law Society, about her ambitions for a diverse, rewarding and vibrant profession.
In this podcast you will hear from two BAME Solicitors with over 15 years of practice between them and years of experience managing in small firms.
The Ethnic Minority Lawyers Divison aims to empower BAME lawyers to overcome structural, procedural and attitudinal barriers within the profession.
This practice note sets out guidance and information on entity-based regulation.
This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.
This practice note concerns the particular way in which criminal defence solicitors need to consider the avoidance of conflicts of interest when considering whether it is appropriate to act for more than one suspect or defendant.
This practice note sets out guidance on identifying and managing situations where a conflict of interest arises.
This practice note explains who can be a compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) or a compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA). It also covers what these roles entail, and recording and reporting requirements.
This practice note provides details on alternative business structures.
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Our podcasts explore themes and topical issues of interest to Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) solicitors.