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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

How can legal practices benefit from a diverse workforce? And what are the equality and diversity obligations of your firm? This podcast with David Smith, Head of Compliance at Anthony Gold, explores this challenging area and provides a helpful guide to conducting the SRA’s 2013 diversity survey.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PODCAST IS NOT ACCREDITED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE A QUIZ

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate the value that a diverse workforce can bring to your legal practice;
  • Understand what law firms can do to promote equality and diversity in the legal profession;
  • Be aware of the Legal Services Board’s expectation of all practices regulated by the SRA to annually collect, report and publish data on the diversity of their workforce and understand how this will help firms to demonstrate compliance with Principle 9 of the Code of Conduct;
  • Be familiar with the results of the SRA’s first annual report on the diversity data collected from solicitors firms in 2012;
  • Appreciate how the 2013 diversity survey differs from the 2012 survey and understand what firms will have to do to comply with the requirement this year.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
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In this podcast David Smith, Head of Compliance at Anthony Gold discusses the equality and diversity obligations of law firms including the requirement to collect workforce diversity data.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PODCAST IS NOT ACCREDITED BY THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE A QUIZ

NEW! TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date Recorded: 24th May 2013 "

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