EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee
Best Diversity Resource Award
Aspiring Solicitors is an organisation committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession by providing free access, opportunity and assistance to students from under-represented groups and educating the next generation of the legal profession about the importance of diversity. Aspiring Solicitors targets undergraduate and postgraduate aspiring from all underrepresented groups and partners 32 law firms and legal teams throughout the UK to help achieve their diversity objectives. It has secured the assistance of 240+ legal professionals from 74+ law firms/legal teams to assist their 18,000+ active members. Since January 2014, Aspiring Solicitors has provided 3000+ legal opportunities to its members from over 100 different universities. The organisation has made 100+ university visits, provided over 60,000 minutes of phone calls on diversity/careers matters to its and since 2014, its members have secured 700+ formal vacation schemes and training contracts with law firms and legal teams throughout the UK.