Accident solicitors in Liverpool Wolf Law takes a look at the impact of Covid-19 on Legal Pride 2020
Many Pride events across the UK have been postponed or cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions. But those working in the Legal industry haven’t let this get in the way of their annual Pride celebrations! Instead, Legal Pride 2020 will be held entirely online via virtual platforms. And has a fitting theme of ‘Home and Away’. Wolf Law – Accident Solicitors in Liverpool takes a look at the impact across the UK.
What’s going on?
How can firms like accident solicitors in Liverpool support Legal Pride 2020? There will be a whole host of online content available surrounding LGBTQ+ issues. Both the Legal community and outside of it. The Law Society of England and Wales are releasing interviews online. Working with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. As well as the Bar Council of England and Wales. Videos and blogs feature members of the city. All of whom were originally due to march for Pride.
The blogs and videos will feature a barrister, solicitor and chartered legal executive from that region and the aim is to focus on the experiences of LGBTQ+ legal professionals working in the UK. These blogs and videos will run under the banner of #LegalPride2020 and #EqualUnderTheLaw. The Law Society of Scotland have also been busy with their Pride 2020 celebrations. And have uploaded a sequence of videos onto Youtube covering a wide range of LGBTQ+ topics recorded by their members.
Independent firms celebrate
Many independent legal firms such as Wolf Law accident solicitors in Liverpool have created their own Legal Pride events too. London based law firm Kingsley Napley have begun publishing a series of blogs. They cover the issues that surround LGBTQ+ communities. The blogs, written by their staff and aim to highlight LGBTQ+ awareness. as well as celebrate Pride 2020. Alongside this, the London branch of Sidley Austin have created a Pride recipe book. There’s also a collaborative Pride Spotify playlist. This will be played during a virtual disco that will coincide with London’s original Pride dates.
The importance of diversity within the Legal community
Matthew Foster, President of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives said: “For over 50 years, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has championed the importance of diversity. In the legal community in England, Wales and elsewhere. I am proud that we continue to promote professional unity. Co-operation and mutual assistance amongst those working in law. And, whilst marching together this year is not possible, we will be facilitating a series of podcasts. Both from the UK and overseas. They will see our members tell their stories about what it is like to be a LGBT+ lawyer in the profession today.”
Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales, Amanda Pinto QC said: “Though we cannot physically march together this year, we will celebrate Pride as much as ever. We share the experiences of LGBT+ lawyers far and wide. We continue to work towards making the profession equal and accessible to everyone.”
If you’d like to check out all of the Legal Pride 2020 content, search online for a full programme of events!