With diversity and inclusion such a high profile issue within our profession and society generally, the Law Society and its LGBT+ Lawyers Division (LGBT+LD) have a packed programme of events to mark LGBT History Month in February.
In particular, we are doing things a little differently this year to increase our engagement across England and Wales.
We have offered a variety of firms and organisations the opportunity to work together, and we are delighted to be partnering with them.
Please see the highlights below, and email LGBT@lawsociety.org.uk if you would like more details.
Find out how to join the LGBT+ Lawyers Division and a bit more about the Division. If you would like to join our LGBT+LD committee, we are currently recruiting - email LGBT@lawsociety.org.uk for further details.
The rainbow flag will be flying over our Chancery Lane building throughout the month.
London Leigh Day panel event - Keeping the Faith: When LGBT+ Identities and Religion Intersect (6 February)
Netanya Clixby, LGBT+ LD Committee member and an Associate in the Derivatives and Structured Finance practice of Latham & Watkins will be introducing a panel discussion exploring LGBT+ and faith issues.
Leeds Law Society & Addleshaw Goddard - ‘Out in the Office Replies’ – Panel Discussion for LGBT+ History Month (6 February)
Rachel Reese, vice chair LGBT+LD and director of Global Butterflies, joins a panel to discuss LGBT+ issues and awareness within the legal sector and the city of Leeds.
RPC panel event - family life when you're LGBT+ (19 February)
Bridget Garrood, member of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee, will be joining a panel to discuss what life is like for members of the LGBT+ community who have children. From the legal aspects, all the way through to school ground logistics. 17:30 - Temple Circus, BS1 6LW.
To register your place, please RSVP to Ashley Daniells.
RPC - Equality for LGBT disabled people (26 February)
We’re partnering with RPC to discuss the key issues that affect LGBT+ disabled people. The event will aim to cover various aspects of disabilities, including physical limitations, mental health and learning difficulties. Joining the panel of fantastic speakers is member of the Diversity and Inclusion Team, Chris Seel.