On 8 February 2021, the Law Society announced it has joined the #10000BlackInterns initiative and encourages law firms and legal businesses to do the same.

The #10000BlackInterns initiative was founded to help broaden career opportunities for young Black people in the UK and address the underrepresentation of Black talent in many industries.

The programme aims to offer paid work experience across over twenty sectors – including the law – and create a sustainable cycle of mentorship and sponsorship for the Black community.

The #10000BlackInterns programme will begin in the summer of 2022 and aims to run for the next five years – providing 10,000 internships to young Black people.