Race to the Top – 21.09.2020
1 in 5 lawyers are from BAME backgrounds. Since 2007, there has been an increase in BAME lawyers by 4%, with more Asian than Black lawyers becoming practitioners. The sad reality is that a white male is six times more likely to become a partner in a firm than a BAME lawyer.
7% of Judges are from BAME backgrounds. While that number is already low, when you drive down and analyse the statistics, you will find that most of the BAME Judges are concentrated at the lower end of the Judiciary, with very few making it to Crown Court and High Court levels.
Race discrimination still exists in the legal profession. Society of Asian Lawyers exists to help members realise their goals and break glass ceilings.
We want to know your experiences and what your Chambers/Firms/Employers are doing to address these. We will run a series of online anonymised polls on zoom to understand what prejudices you may have faced in your career.
This discussion will form part of our Race to the Top Series continuing on from our work with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Law Society to bring about change in the legal profession and a level playing field.
Join us on 21st September 2020 at 6pm by Zoom and be part of the solution. Have your voice heard.
You can register for free by visiting: www.salracetothetop.eventbrite.co.uk or by CLICKING HERE
The Zoom link will be sent to you 2 days before the event.