Women Lawyers Division

Welcome to the Women Lawyers Division - the community for women in the law

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WLD returners course (31 March, Oxford)

19 January 2017

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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Celebrate International Women's Day in Cardiff (9 March)

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Be bold for change’. Come and hear the experiences and achievements of inspirational women lawyers from a variety of backgrounds on how they made it.

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Seven reasons why the legal profession needs International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Suzanne Gallagher and Shereen Semnani offer seven reasons why the legal profession needs to sit up and take notice.

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IWD 2017 – Be bold for change (7 March)

Learn which firms and organisations are doing it differently and changing the discussion around gender equality.

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We commission exclusive articles from leading women lawyers and legal commentators, on issues of importance to women in the law, as well as practical support and guidance, including on career development

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The Story of a Returners Course Alumni

1 February 2017

A Returners Course alumni talks about her experience and what she learnt from the course.

More Features and Interviews

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Recorder competition 2017

2 February 2017

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is to launch a selection exercise for recorders on 1 February 2017, and it is anticipated that this will mark a return to a programme of regular competitions. 

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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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About the Women Lawyers Division

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The Law Society’s Women Lawyers Division supports and advise all women solicitors and aspiring women solicitors, from trainees to retirees, no matter their area of practice.

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Diversity Access Scheme now open

Applications are now open for the Diversity Access Scheme. The Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme is a scholarship with a difference. It provides opportunities for more than funding, but contacts and opportunities for work experience.

There is also an opportunity to fund this amazing project, if you or your firm are in a position to do so

Find out more about the Diversity Access Scheme

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