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
The Law Society has released its academic findings on the position of women solicitors in the profession.
We are supporting Care International's March4Women, which is seeking sponsorship for the March 2019 event.
The Women Lawyers Division is looking for new members of the division's steering committee.
The Law Society, alongside the Women's Lawyers Division, has launched a programme of work that aims to achieve equality for women within the legal profession both in our jurisdiction and internationally, with three main objectives, outlined here.
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.
The government public appointments action plan is aimed at attracting more candidates from diverse backgrounds.
The Law Society hosted its inaugural 'Inclusion through diversity' celebration event to acknowledge and celebrate the positive changes we are seeing in the profession and how it supports its people.
View our upcoming events and networking opportunities.
The judicial diversity figures to April 2017 have been published.
The Law Society along with support from the WLD and EMLD are launching a video project.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
Join us on 11 July for our EMLD lecture, where we highlight and celebrate the positive contribution made by ethnic minority lawyers to the profession.