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
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.
Marcia Longdon and Leena Savjani share their journeys to partnership and explore whether there is room at the top for BAME lawyers.
Celebrating diversity in the legal calendar is one way of highlighting the contribution ethnic minority lawyers make to the profession.
Ruihua Wang and Marcia Longdon explore why BAME women have different experiences in the workplace to their white women peers.
Maria Seale, Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division committee member, attended a Council meeting at the Law Society and shared her experiences.
Netanya Clixby discusses challenges, unexpected benefits and how BAME and LGBT+ networks can collaborate.
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.
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.
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