AS Pride Event 2018

  • Date: 22nd November 2018
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Clyde & Co, London

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Applications are now open for the Aspiring Solicitors third Annual Pride event in 2018 focussing on increasing awareness, understanding and confidence for aspiring solicitors in LGBT+ communities.

The event will be hosted by Clyde & Co and Reed Smith but will include participation from a range of law firms and lawyers from a cross section of private practice and in-house legal teams.

The agenda below is packed full of useful, targeted and inspiring information/advice.

14:00 – Introductory Speeches from Clyde & Co, Reed Smith, and Aspiring Solicitors
14:30 – LGBT+ In the Application Process and In Practice
15:15 – Transgender Representation and Gender Identity in the Legal Profession
15:45 – Break
16:00 – LGBT+ in International Offices
16:45 – PRYDE and PRISM Network Presentations
17:15 – Success Stories
17:45 – Closing Speech
18:00 – Networking and Canapes

2017 Pride Video

Check out the 2017 Pride Event video


To apply for this event you must:

  • be an Aspiring Solicitors member;
  • be in any year of study at undergraduate or post graduate education or be a graduate from university;
  • want to pursue a legal career at an international commercial law firm;
  • be LGBT or have an interest in developing understanding and awareness of the LGBT+ community in the legal profession; and
  • be on track to secure or have secured at least a 2:1 degree qualification.

Please note all AS events are for those who are from a group underrepresented in the legal profession and this event focuses on those who are LGBT+ and/or who would like to learn more about LGBT+ communities.

Here is what Reed Smith had to say about the event:

“We at Reed Smith very much share the objectives of AS Pride and we’re delighted to support the event.  Diversity is key to the service we provide our clients.   Our clients will not tolerate identikit lawyers that all think in the same way.  We need our people to be diverse, dynamic, different and to be able to connect with our clients internationally. Diversity gives us the tools to provide our clients with a high quality service, but it is also what makes Reed Smith a really great place to work at for its people.  Our aim is to foster an inclusive, meritocracy based culture of mutual respect whereby diversity is embraced and all individuals feel comfortable, can give their all and can achieve their true potential. A diverse, inclusive work force enriches our own working experience and makes Reed Smith a more enjoyable and stimulating place to work.”

Further information

  • Deadline for applications is 5 pm on 22 October 2018 and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • No late applications will be accepted;
  • Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed;
  • Applications will be reviewed after the deadline and offers made after that date; and
  • All those who applied will be notified of the outcome of their application within three weeks of the deadline.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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