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.
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:
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.
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.
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
Learn the practical know-how, tools and techniques required by solicitors.
Convert your Vacation Scheme into a Training Contract!
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.
1-2-1 mock interviews for interviews/assessment centres with an AS partner firm.
How we help our members launch their legal careersRead their success stories
Ask the legal professionals
Our network of legal sector mentors can provide insight into the profession, share their experiences, and offer advice on career development.
Mentors from top law firms
The best legal careers advice comes from those who have made it to the top; our mentors work at some of the UK’s most successful firms.
Mentors from diverse backgrounds
Get support and advice from legal professionals who understand first-hand how it feels to enter the legal sector from an underrepresented group in the legal profession.
Communicate through our messaging platform
There’s no need to share personal details or contact numbers, all our mentoring communications are accessed via our own messaging platform.