LGBT+ Lawyers Division

  • The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is the community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) lawyers and our allies.

    We provide an opportunity for LGBT+ solicitors to have their voice heard. Our members work in private practice, and in-house within corporate, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

    What does the LGBT+ Lawyers Division do?

    We bring LGBT+ lawyers together to share best practice, and address current issues and challenges in a supportive environment. We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.

    • We engage with the LGBT+ legal community and other LGBT+ groups, and we campaign on behalf of LGBT+ solicitors.
    • We share expertise and experience, and celebrate the achievements of LGBT+ solicitors
    • We provide ad hoc peer support and help LGBT+ solicitors to overcome isolation
    • We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.

    Why should I join?

    Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the LGBT+ Lawyers Division is free, and is open to all solicitors and their allies.

    Members benefit from:

    • specialised events and training
    • networking opportunities
    • regular e-newsletters and updates
    • access to a community of LGBT+ lawyers
    • voting rights for division seats on the Law Society‚Äôs governing council

    Join the LGBT+ Lawyers Division

    To join the LGBT+ Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the LGBT+ 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 lgbt@lawsociety.org.uk

    Find out about the LGBT+ committee

    Join the LGBT+ Lawyers Division LinkedIn group

  • News from the LGBT+ Lawyers Division

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    We all need allies

    As with many good things in life, the London Bisexual Network (LBN) started over a bottle of wine in a noisy City bar, explains Max Rossiter, trainee solicitor.

    12 February 2019
    Blog

    Seeking new LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee members

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is looking for four new members of the division's steering committee.

    7 February 2019
    News

    Interview with the chair of the LGBT+ Lawyers Committee

    We spoke with Katrina Robinson, chair of the Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee about her experiences and aspirations for the division.

    6 February 2019
    Feature

    LGBT History Month

    See our events programme and join us in February for LGBT History Month.

    28 January 2019
    Feature

    A rough guide to the Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division

    Members of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee join us to discuss what the Division does, and how individuals and organisations can get involved.

    24 January 2019
    Audio

    LGBT History Month - can we help with your event?

    The LGBT+ committee is offering support for members' LGBT History Month events in February 2019.

    23 November 2018
    News

    LGBT+ Lawyers Division launches its inaugural essay competition

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is proud to launch its inaugural essay competition.

    22 November 2018
    News

    Gender identity and recognition: a rough guide to the law and the need for reform

    In this podcast three members of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division discuss the need to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

    16 November 2018
    Audio

    The Law Society's Pride Season 2018

    In our busiest Pride Season yet, the Law Society and its LGBT+ Lawyers Division had a presence at five Prides - Birmingham, London, Leeds, Cardiff and Manchester.

    22 October 2018
    Feature

    Five bi-myths busted

    Ahead of Bi-visibility Day, Netanya Clixby busts some common myths about bisexuality.

    18 September 2018
    Feature
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