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Free legal careers support and development for diverse aspiring solicitors

We help our diverse members take key steps into the legal profession – regardless of ethnicity, social background, sexual orientation, disability, or long-term health condition.
We help our Members secure an average of 500 training contracts a year.

Why become an AS member?

Increasing equality, diversity and inclusion across all under-represented groups in the legal profession starts with levelling the playing field for young people. That’s what we aim to do, with a wide variety of member services:

Talent development
Championing diversity

Free talent development and mentoring services

Coaching and mentoring

Our AS coaches, and law firm and in-house mentors, will help you achieve success in law firm training contract applications.

Legal work experience

Gain first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to work in a law firm or in-house team, and build your skillset.

Legal mentors

Get useful and inspiring insights from our 600+ diverse legal professionals, who work at top law firms and legal departments.

Commercial Awareness Competition

Demonstrate your talent and impress potential employers by entering our legal skills competitions.

Championing diversity in the legal industry

Black, Asian and minority ethnic members

We want the profession to hire the best lawyers from all ethnicities.

Assisting social mobility

Your social background must not prevent you from progressing anywhere, let alone law.

LGBTQIA+ members

The legal industry should be accessible to everyone equally, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Disabilities and health issues

Amazing solicitors have disabilities or long term health conditions and are also neurodiverse.

Career opportunities in the legal profession

Find out more about the vacation schemes, competitions, coaching, law fairs and other training opportunities available to our members.

AS Access Programme

1-3 July 2024

Learn the practical know-how, tools and techniques required by solicitors.

AS Headstart

Spring/Summer 2024

Convert your Vacation Scheme into a Training Contract!

Diversity Directory

Find out which leading law firms are committed to improving diversity and inclusion in the profession.

Contact a legal mentor


600+ legal professionals and AS alumni available to provide insight and advice.

Mock interviews


1-2-1 mock interviews for interviews/assessment centres with an AS partner firm.

How we help our members launch their legal careers

Read their success stories
Shreya’s success story
"I am so thankful to AS for supporting me every step of the way during and after the...
Future Trainee Solicitor
Dumani’s success story
"AS’ programmes put applicants in the best position to obtain VS's and TC's and succeed in them"
Trainee Associate
Kiran’s success story
"AS’ network and its events are nothing short of game-changing for those applying to commercial law firms"
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Future Trainee Solicitor
Amandeep’s success story
"The advice and insight I received was instrumental in preparing me for making successful applications"
Trainee Solicitor
Jansen’s success story
"As an international student I had no insights and ideas what commercial law was"
Simmons & Simmons
Future Trainee Solicitor
Niamh’s success story
"I firmly believe that I would never have been able to secure a training contract without guidance from...
Mayer Brown
Future Trainee
Lamya’s success story
"I cannot emphasise enough how many doors winning the Commercial Awareness Competition has opened for me"
Trainee Solicitor
Tendo’s success story
"Aspiring Solicitors empowered me to reach my point of success"
Herbert Smith Freehills
Future Trainee

Start working towards your training contract today

It’s free to join Aspiring Solicitors. Access our career-boosting member services and opportunities by signing up with us today.