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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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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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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Pride 2017

The legal sector has enjoyed a visible presence in Pride in London for a number of years and last year we marched, for the first time, at the Pride Cymru Parade in Cardiff.

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Celebrating Eid al-Fitr (7 July)

As part of the Law Society diversity calendar, we celebrate the contribution of Muslim lawyers in the profession.

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Leadership roles for women: breaking down the barriers in the judiciary (6 July)

Join the African Women’s Lawyers Association for an evening at the Law Society where we will address diversity and leadership in the legal profession. 

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Judiciary seeks more solicitor judges

Are you interested in becoming a judge? The Law Society is hosting  an event in Birmingham and Manchester for solicitors who want to find out about opportunities in the judiciary. 

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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.