The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. The Women Lawyers Division supports and advises all women solicitors and aspiring women solicitors, from trainees to retirees. We provide an opportunity for women solicitors to have their voice for heard. Our members work in private practice, and in-house within corporate, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of all women solicitors. We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.
Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the Women Lawyers Division is free, and is open to all solicitors, aspiring solicitors and their allies. Members benefit from:
To join the Women Lawyers Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the Women 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 WLD committee
Rachel Brushfield, the talent liberator, is delivering a workshop on 12 March focusing on confidence building, self-awareness, and personal leadership
As Christina Blacklaws takes the reins as new Law Society president, one of her presidential themes is women in leadership in law. How can lawyers and local law societies in the regions help?
2017 was a hugely significant year for women lawyers, who are now the majority (50.2%) of practising solicitors in England and Wales. Yet, of the 30,000 partners in private practice, only 28% of partners are women.
Sue Millar is a partner at Stephenson Harwood.
Catherine Slattery, solicitor at Irwin Mitchell and Women Lawyers Division committee member, talks about the new Emmeline Pankhurst statue to be installed in Manchester city centre.
Laura Cooper of the Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) offers her best practice advice for working with children in the criminal justice system, and provides details of upcoming youth court advocacy training delivered by the Law Society and the YJLC.
Jane, a Returner's Course Alumni, talks about how the course helped her return to work.
Solicitor, author and committee member of the Women Lawyers Division, Dawn talks about her new book and the challenges she faced within the legal profession.
This is part two of a two part article about women lawyers and self-promotion by Rachel Brushfield, Career strategist and coach.
This is part one of a two part series about women lawyers and self-promotion by Rachel Brushfield, Career strategist and coach.
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Join us on Friday 8 March for our flagship event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.