2024 Diversity and Inclusion Scheme just launched!

Birmingham Law Society (BLS) is proud to launch its 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Scheme (DIS).

BLS first launched its DIS in 2020 in order to support talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented backgrounds to pursue a career in law. The DIS seeks to address barriers to individuals accessing a career in law and help improve social mobility and diversity in the legal profession by supporting people who face obstacles in pursuing their ambitions in the legal sector.

This year, as we embark on the fifth year of the scheme, BLS is pleased to be partnering with The University of Law, The College of Legal Practice, Higgs LLP and Gateley Legal.

The DIS 2024 seeks to provide successful candidates with financial support in pursuing their Legal Practice Course (LPC) or the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) studies as well as offering real work experience opportunities via vacation scheme placements and meaningful mentoring with our partner firms.

Alice Kinder, Birmingham Law Society President and Chair of the Birmingham Law Society Social Mobility sub-committee said: “I am very proud that Birmingham Law Society is running this scheme for a fifth consecutive year. An individual’s background can have a huge impact on their ability to access and progress in the legal profession. Social mobility has been a key focus during my Presidential Year and it is very important that the Birmingham legal community works together to break down these barriers. I would like to thank the Social Mobility Sub-Committee and our partner organisations for their support in providing this fantastic opportunity.”

Applications open on 3rd June 2024 and close on 15th July 2024. For information, visit our website here.