Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

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Setting up shop - how to start up a small law firm (9 March 2017)

Get advice on starting your own small law firm

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Career progression - finding your path (22 February 2017)

Get advice on the next steps for your career

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Free workshops - Becoming a BAME judge

As part of its positive action strategy, the Law Society is running two free workshops - judicial appointments: interview training for solicitors. The course is aimed at Black and Asian solicitors, who are currently under represented in the judiciary.

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Stress in the legal profession: A new approach (30 March)

Rising stress levels among lawyers show no sign of slowing down, despite an increased focus on wellbeing and mental health in the legal profession in recent years.

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Free JLD forum - career development and skills for junior lawyers (11 March)

Sheffield event - Develop your skills and network with junior lawyers


Free JLD forum: helping you to secure a training position (18 February, Cardiff)

The Junior Lawyers Division, in partnership with the Cardiff and South East Wales JLD, is holding a free one-day skills event to assist LPC students and LPC graduates with their search for a training position. 

Celebration of LGBT History Month (28 February)

Marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, this panel event will focus on how the Act has influenced the legal profession and attitudes in wider society in that timeframe.

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WLD returners course (31 March, Oxford)

The Law Society’s Women Lawyers Division are delivering this two-day course which intends to provide returning solicitors, men and women, with the tools they require to take the first steps to return to the profession after a career break.

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Judicial Diversity event

The event is aimed at qualified legal professionals currently under-represented in the judiciary (BAME, women and those from a non-traditional background/social mobility i.e. state school education/first generation to go to University) who are interested in a career in the judiciary.

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About the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

The Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division provides its members with free access to tailored information, advice and training.

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr 2016 (22 July)

The Law Society in association with the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML) is celebrating Eid al-Fitr. 

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50 years of race relations: what difference has it made (26 May)

After 50 years of race equality legislation what impact has it made? This free event, which brings together high profile speakers, will discuss and debate what if any improvements the legislation has had to support and represent BAME communities in the UK. Find out more

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Law Society celebrates BHM (October)

The Law Society celebrated BHM in October with a range of events and a photographic exhibition.