Law Society black and Ethnic Minority Ethnic research report launch event

What does it feel like to be a black and Ethnic minority solicitor in today’s profession?

“Race for Inclusion: the experiences of black and Ethnic Minority solicitors” research report launch event – 9 December, 16.00-18.00pm

The Law Society will present its findings from quantitative and qualitative research it has conducted to better understand the experiences of black and Ethnic minority 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

The link to book your place here.

The Fawcett Society Announces Date of Equal Pay Day 2020

Equal Pay Day will be on 20th November 2020.

The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life, can confirm that Equal Pay Day 2020 (the day in the year when women effectively, on average, stop earning relative to men) will fall on 20th November.

Read the Equal Pay Day explainer here.

Bristol Trustee Group: Employment Law – Tips and Trips

Please join the Bristol Trustee Group for the third in a series of webinars aimed at trustees or potential trustees of charities and community organisations.

This training session will take place on Tuesday 10 November 2020 between 1-2pm. The session will be led by Luke Menzies, employment lawyer and CEO at Menzies Law.

The session will cover:

  • Recent trends in employment law
  • Scaling up
  • Restructuring and redundancies
  • Common traps, fears, myths and stuck-ness

The session will provide an overview and flag up areas where you may benefit from specific professional support. There will be plenty of time for questions and general discussion following the presentation. Luke is happy to provide 20 minutes of free follow- up advance per charity/organisation in the week following the session, for those who wish to pursue any issues further.

Sign up here.

Pro Bono Week

The 19th Pro Bono Week takes place this week from 2 to 6 November 2020, recognising and supporting the voluntary contribution made by lawyers across the UK in giving free legal help to those in need.

The overarching theme of Pro Bono Week 2020 is “Pro bono: Through the pandemic and beyond“.

In Bristol we are celebrating Pro Bono with an event on 5th November.

You are invited to join the Bristol Pro Bono Group to mark Pro Bono Week 2020!

BBG is passionate about access to justice.We encourage lawyers to work with local universities and community groups to deliver pro bono advice to indivi

duals who don’t have access to legal advice. We also work collaboratively to identify not-for-profit organisations working in the public interest who need legal assistance.

Join us on 5 November (5pm – 6pm) to understand how our members are working together to increase engagement in pro bono projects in the South-West and to learn about how lawyers can really make a difference in their communities.

The session will include contributions from:

  • BPP
  • Bristol Law Centre
  • Osborne Clarke
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • TrustLaw
  • University of Law
  • University of the West of England

Sign up here.

edit: If you missed this event you can watch the recording here.