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
This practice note is designed to give firms an overview of outcomes-focused regulation (OFR) and issues for consideration.
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.
I was inspired to study law by the legal aid solicitor who helped me with my asylum case. My solicitor was really good, but I could see that many other asylum seekers were suffering badly without any proper representation.
The Legal Services Act 2007 requires that a head of legal practice and head of finance and administration are appointed in each ABS as compliance officers.
This practice note gives an overview of conflict of interests in the SRA's new Handbook. In line with outcomes-focused regulation, there is much less information and guidance.
David Lammy MP was commissioned to carry out a review looking at the criminal justice system and its disproportionate impact on people from BAME communities.
The government public appointments action plan is aimed at attracting more candidates from diverse backgrounds.
The Law Society hosted its inaugural 'Inclusion through diversity' celebration event to acknowledge and celebrate the positive changes we are seeing in the profession and how it supports its people.
On 28 November Evelyn Ofori Koree received the award for most outstanding law firm (sole practitioner/SME) category at the annual prestigious BSN UK Diversity awards ceremony.
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.
Join us on 11 July for our EMLD lecture, where we highlight and celebrate the positive contribution made by ethnic minority lawyers to the profession.
Join us at Pride events in Birmingham, London, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and Cardiff.