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.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about the WLD committee
More than a third of law firms in England and Wales now estimated to be majority-owned by women.
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.
The Law Society along with support from the WLD and EMLD are launching a video project.
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the government's reaction to the article 50 ruling and diversity in law.
Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.
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.
Funke Abimbola talks about the challenges women face in building a career in the legal profession, and the importance of networking.
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Join us on Friday 8 March for our flagship event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.