Upcoming Law Society Events – October

Conversations on Returning to the Law, Working Flexibly and Fulfilling Your Career Aspirations

This webinar, scheduled on 5 October between 12:00-13:30, will explore returning to the law following a career break, working flexibly and fulfilling career aspirations. The session is a collaboration between the Law Society and Hill Dickinson, who will be discussing how flexible working and career breaks are no barrier to career progression at Hill Dickinson.

Find out more information and sign up here.

Peppy Health: How Clifford Chance are Supporting Women’s Health

Join Peppy Health on 6th October, 12:00 BST, to learn how Clifford Chance are attracting and retaining their best talent

Over the last 6 months, Clifford Chance have launched support for menopause, late pregnancy, early parenthood and fertility with Peppy. Since then, they have pioneered fertility support and have been shortlisted for the Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative award.

Find out more and sign up here.

Changing Career Direction: Hear from Those Who Have Successfully Changed Career

This Law Society webinar will run on 19 October between 13:00-14:30 and will explore changing career direction. During this virtual panel discussion you will hear from former solicitors from a range of law firms and practice areas who have all changed career direction. They will share their stories to inspire and motivate you to explore doing the same.

Find out more information and sign up here.

Peppy Health: How Race Impacts Menopause

To mark Menopause Awareness Day (18 October) and Black History Month, the Law Society is partnering with Peppy Health to host a free, virtual event on 20th October to explore the nuanced experiences of the menopause.

Find out more information and sign up here.

How to Burn Bright (not out!) in your legal career – Thursday 25th November at 9:30am

This Burn Bright Masterclass is for lawyers who are wondering:
• How to deal with the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do it!
• How to take back control of their day, their week, their life before it is too late and they burn out!

Learn all about the six fundamental principles with Donna Smith, a former lawyer and burnout survivor herself. Donna will share with you her Burnout story and how her recovery led to the creation of the BURN BRIGHT PROGRAMME.

Find out more information and sign up to attend here.

Reignite Academy: Return to Law: Stories, Advice & Inspiration from Reignite Alumni

Over the last three years Reignite Academy helped almost 50 lawyers reignite their legal careers. Some had taken complete breaks, others were working in a different field, some were still in the law but working below their potential. All were at a point when they were ready to get their legal careers back on track.

Join Reignite Academy for a panel event on 30 September where we will hear their stories and draw on their experience to provide advice for others. They will discuss:

  • How do you know it’s the “right” time?
  • How do law firms now approach flexible working and work from home?
  • Where do you start when thinking about reigniting your career?
  • How do you deal with the career break on your CV?
  • How easy is it to get back up to speed?
  • What are the biggest challenges?
  • What are the keys to success?
  • How do you navigate the first few months?
  • What support is on offer?

Find out more and sign up here.

Law Care Launch Event: Life in the Law – 28 September

Join Law Care to discover the findings of their research study Life in the Law. The research into mental health and wellbeing in the legal sector, the first of its kind in the UK, was carried out from October 2020 to January 2021 and over 1,700 professionals from the UK, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man took part.

The aim of the research was to take a snapshot of the mental health and wellbeing of the legal profession and help inform future steps the profession must collectively take to improve the culture and practice of law to better support wellbeing.

Find out more and sign up here.

Bristol Mentoring Survey and Follow-up Roundtables – 30th Sept/ 20th Oct

Bristol Law Society will be running 2 roundtables in association with my kinda future – the first around mentor & mentee experiences on 30 September; and the second around mentoring scheme design on 20 October.

Book the 30th Sept Roundtable here.

Book the 20th Oct Roundtable here.

Take the survey here.

InDivisible: Radically rethinking inclusion for sustainable business – LegalWomen and SEAL joint event 14th Sept

LegalWomen is delighted to partner with the Society of English and American Lawyers (SEAL) for a discussion with the authors of a new book INdivisible.  Diversity statistics are important but more is needed to create an inclusive workplace.  The authors discuss how to engage people in discussion and provide sample questions to kick these off. 

If you would like to join, please register here – it’s free!