Women Lawyers Division

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

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Stuck at career cross roads? (30 June)

The Law Society Divisions are hosting an event which will explore and provide an insight into different career pathways outside private practice. 

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WLD leadership workshop - challenging conversations (30 June)

This session has been developed following the findings of the Law Society research on the barriers facing women solicitors who want to advance their careers. The session will focus on challenging conversations. 

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Contextualised recruitment and beyond (14 July)

Hearing from experts in the field and those who have taken part in the process, this seminar aims to address the business case for contextualised recruitment and how it could work for you through the recruitment process and beyond.

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr 2016 (22 July)

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

Mental Health First Aid Training Course (1 September)

The Law Society is offering members the opportunity to become a qualified mental health first aider, in a two day, fully certified training course delivered by Mental Health First Aid England. 

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Judicial appointments: interview training for solicitors (23 September)

In view of increasing competition for judicial appointments, this interactive course will equip you with the skills to help enhance your application and interview performance. This workshop has been developed specifically for solicitor applicants but the content is relevant for anyone serious about submitting a credible judicial application.

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WLD returner course (October tbc)

This two-day course, held at the iconic Eynsham Hall in Oxford, aims to provide returning solicitors, men and women, with the tools they require to enable them to return to the profession after a career break

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WLD leadership workshop - Developing authentic leadership

This session has been developed following the findings of the Law Society research on the barriers facing women solicitors who want to advance their careers.

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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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Women Solicitors and the Annual Statistics 2015

28 April 2016

The release of the Law Society Group Annual Statistics Report 2015 records the current trends in the solicitors profession. 

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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 including LPC graduates, roll members, women on a career break and retirees, no matter their area of practice.

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  • Flying the flag for legal pride

    A rainbow flag flies over the newly renovated Portland stone facade of the Law Society’s Chancery Lane headquarters as it emerged from its scaffolding today. The flag marks the Society's commitment to diversity in the legal profession ahead of this Saturday's Pride in London parade. Law Society president Jonathan Smithers and chief executive Catherine Dixon are leading the legal sector representatives at this year’s event under the banner ‘All are equal under the law’. The

  • Complacency on class

    The persistence of inequality should be decried and challenged at every opportunity.

  • Battling bias

    Why are the women role models not as visible as they should be?

  • Glass ceiling for females: don’t blame women

    There are plenty of female role models.