In July 2012, the InterLaw Diversity Forum, with support from the Law Society and the Bar Council, surveyed almost 2,000 respondents from all strands of diversity and inclusion in the UK legal sector. From this data it published its ground-breaking report “Career Progression in the Legal Sector”, with a preface from Baroness Patricia Scotland PC QC. The report combined hard data with respondents’ perceptions of their own career progression, as well as their perception of the fairness and transparency of policies and practices in their workplaces. The goal of the report was to identify the barriers facing these diverse groups and to provide recommendations to address and ultimately solve these issues. (The full report can be found here.)
The InterLaw Diversity Forum is now collecting data to update its Career Progression Report for 2017 by assessing what progress has been made in the UK legal sector since the original report and we have had over 1,300 respondents. At a later stage it will report on data collected in the United States and Europe. The updated report will aim to track progress, identify barriers, and determine the best ways to effect positive cultural change in the legal sector.
DISABILITY, TRANS, AND BI ROUNTABLES:
We are conducting roundtable discussions about the experiences of lawyers (including solicitors, barristers, judges, etc.) from three important groups, about whom our survey results lack statistically significant data.
We will be having these roundtables on Thursday, 14 September at Reed Smith’s offices.
You may also choose to dial-in remotely.
Date: Thursday, 14 September 2017
Location: Reed Smith
20 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2RS
or via Dial-In Number (to be included in Outlook appointment)
Times: Trans Roundtable 8:30-10 am
Bi Roundtable 10:30 am-12 pm
Disability Roundtable 12:30 – 2 pm
Please RSVP to Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know:
(a) which roundtable you are attending, and
(b) whether you are attending in person or via phone.
We will then send you an Outlook appointment to confirm your place.
Please pass this on to anyone you know in these categories who is a lawyer (including solicitors, barristers, judges, etc.) in the United Kingdom!