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Home & away with #LegalPride2020

14 June 2020
Categories: News , Profession
Lawyers will celebrate Pride virtually this year, with a ‘Home and Away’ theme
The Law Society, Bar Council and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) are releasing a series of video and blog interviews with members from each city whose Pride they were due to attend, to highlight the experiences of LGBT+ lawyers across the country. There will also be podcasts featuring interviews with LGBT+ lawyers overseas, highlighting the issues they face.

The blogs, videos, podcasts and other information for each Pride event will be released on the day of that Pride. The dates are: Birmingham, 23 May; London, 27 June; UK Black Pride, 28 June; Bristol, 11 July; Newcastle, 18 July; Trans Pride Brighton, 18 July; Leeds, 2 August; Cardiff/Pride Cymru, 29 August; and Manchester, 29 August.

Lawyers are encouraged to use the hashtag #LegalPride2020 and #Equalunderthelaw to follow the events or share their own thoughts.

Law Society president Simon Davis, said: ‘Now more than ever, we must continue to take a stand. Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on LGBT+ communities.’

Bar chair Amanda Pinto QC said: ‘Though we cannot physically march together this year, we will celebrate PRIDE as much as ever, share the experiences of LGBT+ lawyers far and wide and continue to work towards making the profession equal and accessible to everyone.’

CILEx president Matthew Foster said: ‘CILEx wants to send a clear message that we are an open and accepting legal community and all are equal under the law.’

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