Women Lawyers Division

We run regular courses for those returning to the law after a career break, as well as our flagship annual conference and the Fiona Woolf Lecture. The Law Society also runs a range of webinars, seminars and conferences on all areas of law and practice.

Upcoming WLD events

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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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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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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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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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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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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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50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1957) (28 February)

Marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, we are holding a panel event focusing on the experiences of gay and bi-sexual men.

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About the Women Lawyers Division

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.