Applications invited for new members of LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee
The Law Society is seeking four new LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee members for the division’s steering committee.
The LGBT+ Lawyers Division was set up to help improve the experiences of LGBT+ solicitors in the legal profession. The appointment is open to anyone who identifies as LGBT+ – or is an ally to the LGBT+ community – who works as a lawyer or who is a trainee lawyer.
“The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is the community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) lawyers and our allies,” said the Law Society.
“It is our aim is to create a committee that accurately represents the diversity of the profession as a whole – and therefore it doesn't matter if you are a trainee, a newly qualified solicitor, a senior solicitor or a senior partner within a firm or in house, we want to hear from you!”
The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of society. The LGBT+ Lawyers Division brings LGBT+ lawyers together to share best practice – as well as addressing current issues and challenges in a supportive environment.
“We deliver key news, regulatory and management information – and bring together our services that are relevant to you.
“We engage with the LGBT+ legal community and other LGBT+ groups – and we campaign on behalf of LGBT+ solicitors. We share expertise and experience, and celebrate the achievements of LGBT+ solicitors.”
The committee also provides ad hoc peer support – and helps LGBT+ solicitors to overcome isolation.
Membership of the LGBT+ Lawyers Division is free – and is open to all solicitors and their allies. Members benefit from specialised events and training, networking opportunities, regular e-newsletters and updates and
access to a community of LGBT+ lawyers, as well as voting rights for division seats on the Law Society’s governing council.
Anyone wishing to join the LGBT+ Division can sign up to My Law Society, ticking the LGBT+ lawyers box in Special interests.
Completed applications for committee members should be sent to LGBTemail@example.com – the deadline for return of applications is Friday, 28 February 2020.
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