- Feedback on our D&I regional forums
The Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion team would like to hear your feedback on our D&I regional forums. We’d like to know what you currently value about the forums, and any suggestions you have to improve them. It will take approximately five minutes to complete the questionnaire and you have until midnight on 30 November.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point. It is very important for us to learn your opinions.
Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact Joanne Cox on 020 80493898 or by email at email@example.com.
Thank you very much for your time and support. Please start with the survey now by clicking on the Continue button in the link below.
- Race for Inclusion: the experiences of black and Minority Ethnic solicitors” research report launch event – 9 December (16.00-18.00)
The Law Society will present its findings from quantitative and qualitative research it has conducted to better understand the experiences of black and Minority Ethnic solicitors
You are invited to join the launch event and hear from the researchers who will share the key themes emerging from the research. We have also assembled a range of experts to dissect and discuss the findings and we are also keen to hear your views and insights. Based on recommendations from the report the Law Society will present its next steps and the formulation of a Race action plan to support members and provide practical support to firms and legal businesses.
The link to book your place https://events.lawsociety.org.uk/ClientApps/Silverbear.Web.EDMS/public/default.aspx?tabid=37&id=2749&orgId=1
- Legally Disabled Covid research
Following the launch of our research into the impact of Covid-19 on disabled people https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/topics/lawyers-with-disabilities/new-research-into-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-disabled-people-in-the-legal-profession , we are holding two roundtables to delve deeper with the findings. The first one offered a great opportunity for people to share their experiences of this ever changing situation and there were some good learning points. There is one more (on Thursday 26 November – 12.30-14.00) Please email Lawyers with Disabilities lawyerswithdisabilities@LawSociety.org.uk if you would like to attend.
- Disability History Month (22 Nov-22 Dec)
This is now well under way and watch out for articles, blogs and guidance. We also have the following two events:
- Friday 27 November at 12.00 – join Demi Rixon and Anna Vroobel, members of our Lawyers with Disabilities Division Committee, for an Instagram live event discussing how disability is portrayed in wider society and how these portrayals impact disabled people working in the legal profession.
Demi and Anna will be shining a light on imposter syndrome and exploring the different models used to depict disability such as; the medical, social and charitable models.
The discussion will also include how and why individuals and employers should change their mindset and depiction of disability as this will improve the working lives for disabled people.
Follow the Law Society (@the_law_society) on Instagram to be notified when the event starts https://www.instagram.com/the_law_society/?hl=en
- Thursday 3 December at 19:00 for a virtual quiz to mark International Day of People with Disabilities. Learn about the Legally Disabled research, meet our Lawyers with Disabilities Committee and have fun celebrating Disability History Month with us https://events.lawsociety.org.uk/ClientApps/Silverbear.Web.EDMS/public/default.aspx?tabid=37&id=2748&orgId=1&guid=a2fa0488-36f4-4112-8713-47ddd068e439
- Solicitors Qualifying Examination
You will have seen that the Legal Services Board recently gave approval to this, and stressed the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion. The Law Society has produced a brief overview of the decision https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/topics/news-articles/legal-services-board-decision-on-the-sqe
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