Ethnic minority lawyers

About the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. We provide an opportunity for solicitors from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their allies to have their voice for heard, allowing us to represent you effectively.

What does the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division do?

The Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division (EMLD) supports and promotes solicitors and their allies through the provision of career-enhancing events, information and networking opportunities.

We provide an opportunity for you to make your voice heard, comply with regulatory and compliance issues, run your practice and develop your career.

The EMLD was developed to facilitate greater engagement between ethnic minority solicitors and the Law Society. The division encourages solicitors to use their experiences and expertise to support aspiring solicitors or colleagues seeking to progress in the legal sector.

Why should I join?

Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the EMLD 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 ethnic minority lawyers

Join the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

To join the Division, and access the full range of benefits, please sign up for My LS and review your Diversity and Inclusion interests in Account settings.

For more information, email

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