The EDI Committee was created in February 2020. This committee is aimed at supporting the local legal profession and those who work in it. It was agreed this committee would cover 9 protective characteristics and social mobility.
The 9 characteristics are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
The committee looks to support already-existing events and initiatives, and members of this committee are keen to share what they are already doing in their own legal workplaces to aid and assist those who might not have anything in place at their own place of work.
Anyone interested in joining this committee are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You should be a member of Liverpool Law Society or from a corporate member firm/chamber/entity. This committee is meeting every month (except August) for an hour sometime between 12pm & 2pm via Zoom in a round table format giving the opportunity for committee members to discuss matters and get involved in planning future events.
Cardiff University conducted research about the career experiences of disabled people working in the legal profession. View the Legally Disabled Report research findings and recommendations (January 2020).
The Law Society have produced some guidance about the recommendations and ‘easy wins’ associated with the report. View guidance here. (December 2020)