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Regional diversity and inclusion forums

  • Having been set up in autumn 2017, our regional diversity and inclusion (D&I) forums have quickly become a key part of our work.

    Organised around the same regions as our relationship management teams, these forums offer an opportunity to influence our work and better support members of the profession and their organisations.

    What do the forums do?

    • Meet quarterly to discuss issues concerning those in a particular region and share best practice
    • Advise the Law Society on how to improve D&I within their organisations and region
    • Help organise more in-depth training and meetings on particular topics, for example, mental health and gender pay gap reporting

    Who can join the forums?

    • D&I professionals
    • HR professionals
    • Partners, in-house counsel and other legal practitioners
    • Local Law Society representatives
    • Anyone else involved in D&I within law firms and in-house legal departments

    What do forum members think about the forums?

    • They offer the chance to discuss issues of mutual concern relatively informally
    • Even though people are at different stages of their D&I journey, everyone leaves with at least one new idea
    • They provide an opportunity to hear about what the Law Society is doing, so that it can be publicised to colleagues

    How can I get involved?

    Upcoming forum dates

    Throughout January and February our regional forum meetings will be focused on social mobility.

    During these interactive meetings we’ll be discussing blind recruitment, the value of role models, access to the legal profession and much more.

    Take a look below to find out when we’ll be visiting your region.

    Sheffield - Monday 27 January, 12:00 - 14:30

    please email Catherine Carter to attend.

    Cardiff - Monday 3 February, 12:00 - 14:00

    Please email Sarah Alonge to attend.

    Southampton - Monday 10 February, 12:00 - 14:30

    Please email Christina Lambi to attend.

    Exeter - Tuesday 25 February, 12:00 - 14:00

    Please email Jerry Garvey to attend.

    More dates will be added shortly. Please get in touch with the Diversity and Inclusion Team if you would like to join a specific forum.