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.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about the EMLD committee
Jerry Garvey, Law Society diversity and inclusion adviser, asks the hard question.
In the build-up to Black History Month, we hear the thoughts of one of the speakers at our inspirational evening on 4 October.
Angeli talks to us about Diwali, why it's important to mark faith holidays, and what her work with the EMLD and HLA entails.
Jerry Garvey and Siddique Patel discuss the Register Our Marriage campaign, which encourages couples to legally register their faith marriages.
We spoke with Whitney Joseph about her role as a social mobility ambassador and the bias, challenges and positives of social mobility.
The EMLD was set up to help improve and support the experiences of BAME solicitors. We are looking for new members to join the committee.
We are asking organisations across the legal profession to share their successful internal diversity and inclusion initiatives.
We spoke to Koser about the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Divsion and its aims and objectives.
Harun Tulunay sits down with Yasmin Sheikh to discuss his experience as a gay and ethnic minority man living with HIV.
Umar Kankiya and Leena Savjani draw attention to the importance of role models in aspiring and inspiring people to achieve their goals.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
Our podcasts explore themes and topical issues of interest to Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) solicitors.
On Thursday 5 March 12:30 join us as we discuss the impact of recent sexual misconduct cases on the legal sector, the SRAs approach to such cases and practical advice on handling complaints.
This event offers advice and support to mature students aspiring to become solicitors, including advice to help you identify key skills that can be transferred to the legal profession.