Celebrating Pride in 2024

During Pride month, we are harnessing our services, resources, and networks to support our diverse and changing profession, including showcasing what legal colleagues are doing to celebrate diversity.

OUTLaw Network brunch

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The OUTLaw Network represents LGBTQIA+ lawyers and allies across the legal community. As in previous years, we look forward to celebrating with OUTLaw at the Pride parade in Dublin city on Saturday 29 June. 

Law Society resources and services

Pride Flag at Blackhall Place

The Law Society supports diversity in a variety of ways. The rainbow flag is flying high for the month of June at our offices in Blackhall Place and our brand has been updated on our websites and social media channels to reflect the rainbow colours, in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ legal community.  

We also offer direct support through our continuing commitment as a Pride at Work Partner, which includes training for our staff to learn more about unconscious bias and how to incorporate DEIB (Diversity, Intersectionality, Equality v Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) into the workplace. Learn more about Pride at Work

Culture First in the workplace

Legal workplaces can avail of valuable resources developed by Law Society Psychological Services to facilitate a positive workplace culture and to support inclusion, dignity and respect. This service is available now. 

Law Society training 

The module Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, with speaker Julie Hutton, Irish Centre for Diversity, has been added to the Law Society's 2024 free online course (MOOC) on the theme of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). It starts on 11 June.

The upcoming complimentary event ‘EU law relating to vulnerable groups of migrants’ includes an important module on migrant LGBT+ and takes place on 26 September 2024 in Blackhall Place.

There is now a dedicated Law Society Skillnet Learning Platform where members can access complimentary CPD training on work performance, wellbeing and disability awareness.

Books and journal articles

The Law Society Library has compiled a comprehensive 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' reading list of books and journal articles on topics such as Marriage Equality, Civil Partnership, Same-Sex Parenting, Constitutional Law and Discrimination.

Sign up to the GEDI Charter

The Law Society Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Charter is a formal way for solicitors’ workplaces to publicly show their commitment to the principles of gender equality, diversity and inclusion. The GEDI Charter has 170 signatories to date, and we invite any legal firms, in-house and public sector legal teams who haven't done so already to join us in pledging their names to the Charter, and avail of useful diversity and inclusion resources. 

How colleagues are celebrating 

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Join RDJ LLP for a Pride Table Quiz with co-hosts of the ‘I’m Grand Mam’ podcast on Thursday, 13 June from 6.45pm in Deep South, Cork. All funds raised go to Belong To Youth Service. Learn more about the RDJ LLP table quiz

To add your firm’s events to this page, please contact Martha Fallon.