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
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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.
There is considerable evidence that more firms are supporting the need to recruit more BME talent, but what happens for that generation of talent when they tread on the escalator of partnership. Current research shows they are not faring as well.
This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.
Zarina Bostan talks about her journey to becoming an LPC graduate
Raman Thandi shares her experiences about her route into the profession.
Information on the current Law Society's social mobility Ambassador Kawsar Zaman
We are working with a steering group representing a number of key external organisations to develop this new division and portal for ethnic minority lawyers.
There are several reasons why good complaints management is essential for a practice wanting to remain competitive, including chapter 1 of the Solicitors Code of Conduct.
An action plan that outlines steps to help address barriers to the profession
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.
This two-day conference will bring together men and women from across the legal profession and other sectors to identify steps that are needed to achieve gender equality in the workplace.