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1.    We encourage closer contact between members thereby strengthening the regional legal community

  • by providing a programme for members including networking and activity based events;
  • by holding public debates/discussions which are important to members;
  • by establishing and maintaining effective lines of communication with all members.

2.    We represent the professional interests of our members

  • by direct representations and lobbying to Government, the SRA, The Law Society and other organisations;
  • by engaging in consultations;
  • by making use of the media.

3.    We promote the Society, our members and the region on the National and International stage

  • by ensuring members are aware of the work which is undertaken by the Society;
  • by ensuring all Officers, Board Members and Council Members promote the Society and its members whenever speaking to national or international organisations, including during international visits;
  • by promoting the international relations the Society has and establishing links.

4.    We ensure our members are kept up to date with any important issues relevant to the legal profession

  • by using any and all available means (electronic, seminars, newsletters, correspondence etc);
  • by engaging in public debates/discussions with people associated with such changes;
  • through training and other educational events.

5.    We raise public awareness of legal issues relevant to the profession

  • by promoting the rule of law and access to justice;
  • by raising issues relevant to the provision of legal services such as Alternative Business Structures, cuts in legal aid, diversity issues in respect of access to the legal profession etc;

6.    We are regarded as an integral and important part of Birmingham and the surrounding regions by ensuring close links with other organisations (both legal and non legal) including;

  1. national organisations such as The Law Society;
  2. local organisations such as Universities, Chamber of Commerce, Birmingham Forward, Business Voice WM, PINWM etc;
  3. local organisations involved in the administration of justice such as the Judiciary/Tribunals and the Police;
  4. Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Group and Birmingham Solicitors Group;
  5. Pro bono groups and charities.

7.    We continuously consider providing services that benefit our members.