Coming Out and Being Out in your Legal Career

  • When: 12/10/2020 13:00 - 14:00
  • Where: online
  • Summary: An exciting panel event being organised around National Coming Out Day 2020
  • Details:

    Manchester Law Society EDI Committee in association with Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group and Manchester Young Solicitors Group is delighted to announce this exciting panel event being organised around National Coming Out Day 2020.

    “Coming Out and Being Out in your Legal Career”, kindly sponsored by Brabners, is a panel event for anyone who is out or thinking about coming out, or who wants to be an ally to anyone in that position.

    We have gathered some amazing panellists who all have a unique perspective on Coming Out and Being Out in your Legal Career including:

    • Matt Kayoka-Ilunga – a Trainee Solicitor with Irwin Mitchell LLP
    • Colette Morgan-Ford – a Partner with Weightmans LLP and Head of Construction (National)
    • Nicole Downey – a Director with DWF Law LLP in their Commercial Insurance Team
    • Wendy Ramshaw – Inclusion & Diversity Manager with Squire Patton Boggs

    The panel will be chaired by Steven Appleton who is a partner with Brabners, head of their Private Client (Manchester) team and Manchester Law Society’s ED&I Officer.

    LGBT+ representation in the law is high compared to the general population, but the culture at many firms or the perceptions of how being out will affect their career leads some to hide their true selves at work. For others, being out at work is the only option. Through our panellists we will explore what it’s like coming out at the very start of your legal career, the challenge of coming out much later and what firms can do to be more inclusive of LGBT+ people who have come out or are currently trying to find the courage to do so.

    You will get a chance to submit questions during the event which we will try and answer towards the end.

    Your details will be treated in the strictest of confidence by Manchester Law Society and will not be shared with our panellists, other attendees or with anyone else.

    You will be able to see and hear the panellists but they, and all other attendees, will not be able to see or hear you.

    To register please click here.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Kindly sponsored by

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