LGBT Lawyers Division

Welcome to the LGBT Lawyers Division - the community providing tailored information, advice and training for LGBT solicitors

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Seeking new LGBT Lawyers Division Committee Members

12 January 2017

The LGBT Lawyers Division was set up to help improve the experiences of LGBT solicitors in the profession, and we are looking for new members of the division’s steering committee. 


Deputy High Court Judge selection exercise - fixed term

27 October 2016

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will soon launch a selection exercise for Deputy High Court Judges.

We feature articles and blogs on issues of importance to LGBT lawyers, as well as practical support and guidance, and opportunities for career development.

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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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Are you ready to manage five generations of workers? (26 January, London)

Cultivating and sustaining an inclusive culture is imperative for effective multi-generational working.  Not getting it right leads to a loss of talent, innovation and subsequently productivity.

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Career crossroads - Deciding your next chapter (26 January)

This workshop will be interactive and provide practical tips and alternative career options for those that genuinely feel that they are at a career crossroads.

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I want her job - a breakfast seminar (7 March)

Do you want to be a judge? Start your own social justice organisation? Make partner? Go in-house? Come along and start realising your potential with women have achieved against the odds, for challenging background or challenging circumstances.

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Italy - bill passed for civil union for all couples

14 June 2016

In February, the Italian Senate passed a bill allowing Civil Unions for same-sex and different sex couples.

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Indonesia - ban on LGBT emojis

14 June 2016

In February, the Indonesian government ordered that all instant messaging providers in the country remove LGBT themed emoji and stickers from their apps. 

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China - government implements ban on LGBT relationships on television

14 June 2016

In March, the Chinese government implemented a ban on all depictions of same-sex relationships on television. 

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About the LGBT Division

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The LGBT Lawyers Division is the community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lawyers and their allies.

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Council Elections

30 November 2016

Do you want to be part of the voice of your profession? We’re looking for enthusiastic solicitors, from all types of practice, to stand for the Law Society’s Council. 

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