Since 2016 Urban Lawyers has held its annual Urban Lawyers Careers Conference.
The primary objective of the conference is to wider access to legal careers. The conference is divided into a series of workshops. Popular workshops include how to get a training contract or pupillage, how to develop your commercial awareness, how to perform well at interviews and dressing for success. Delegates also attend plenary sessions during the day where they hear from some of the best minds in the legal profession.
In 2018 the conference developed a new concept for delegates to meet legal professionals called Urban Lawyers Heroes. Urban Lawyers Heroes gives delegates the opportunity to meet legal professions in an open and diverse setting, obtain work experience and gain insight into the legal profession. For more information see Urban Lawyers Heroes section of our website.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Each year, we provide a fully catered conference for our attendees, inclusive of breakfast and lunch. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of others to support our attendees and welcome donations from a wide variety of organisations.
We offer a tiered approach to sponsorship of the Urban Lawyers Careers Conference. Please get in touch with us if you wish to discuss this further.
You can also assist us by providing panel speakers for the plenary sessions, leading workshops on the day, attending our law fair, providing Urban Lawyer Heroes and promoting the conference.
The conference’s biggest asset is its people; the impact conference speakers have on attendees cannot be understated. Each year, attendees stress to us the impact plenary sessions, workshops and discussions during the law fair and with Urban Lawyer Heroes have not only on the quality of their applications, but also on their confidence in pursuing a legal career which many previously found unattainable.
We would look forward to working with you to inspire the next generation of lawyers. Join us in continuing to diversify the legal profession and in making our attendees’ career goals possible.
Urban Lawyers is passionate about improving social mobility and diversity.
We have included some statistics from our previous conferences.