Why is diversity so important? | Source: AllAboutLaw Diversity is fast becoming one of the highest priorities on any legal firm’s checklist, so we sat down with Erena Pillitteri, Olswang’s Graduate Recruitment and Development Specialist to discuss her thoughts on the matter and how the firm continues to attract a diverse range of applicants. AAL:… Read More Why is diversity so important?
Q&A with future trainee Charlie Parker About me Name: Charlie Parker Degree: BA (Hons) English Literature with Human Rights (but graduated in 2009 and have been managing health and social care services in the charity sector since) Interests: Volunteering, running, cooking, aviation Favourite place on earth: 35,000 ft in the sky – I love to… Read More Q&A with Charlie Parker – DiversCity mentee
Despite being academic at school, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to study at university. In the end, I chose to study Law with Spanish, with the intent to pursue a career in law. Although I was enthusiastic about my future career prospects, I soon hit a stumbling block. I attended open days and… Read More My DiversCity Experience
Even though we have received a large number of applications for the 5th DiversCity in law event, taking place on the 1st December 2015, we still have a few spaces left. Therefore, to make sure everyone who wants to attend our event has the opportunity to apply we have extended the deadline to 12 noon on… Read More Application deadline for DiversCity 2015 event extended
Getting advice from experienced LGBT lawyers who are confident enough to be themselves helped Miles Tonkin secure a training contract at Herbert Smith Freehills Traditionally mentoring has been associated with the straight white male world. And there is no doubt that the “Old Boys’ Club” has been very effective in its bringing together of like-minded… Read More ‘Traditionally mentoring has been associated with the straight white male world’
Below are 5 short interviews with individuals who have either attended the DiversCity in Law event and gone on to be mentees or have participated in the event and are now mentors. Each person explains who they are, what you can gain from attending the DiversCity in Law event and why you should apply.
Last year we asked a number of LGBT lawyers – from trainees to partners – about their experiences working at city law firms, being LGBT in the city and any advice they would give to prospective lawyers. It’s a great read for any LGBT person looking to work at a city law firm. Read what they… Read More Thoughts from LGBT lawyers
This year’s DiversCity in Law recruitment event will take place on the 1 December and will be hosted by Pinsent Masons. Apply before the 10 November for your chance to attend this unmissable event. This award-winning event gives prospective LGBT lawyers insight into working in the legal profession from successful LGBT city lawyers and how… Read More 3 weeks until DiversCity in Law event application deadline
On the 14 July 2015 DiversCity in Law won the ‘Inclusive Recruitment Award’ at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) awards ceremony, which too place at The Law Society, London. Patrick McCann, one of the founders of DiversCity in Law, said ‘winning the Inclusive Recruitment Award at the ENEI awards is a fantastic… Read More DiversCity wins award at 2015 enei awards