Law Society of Scotland Event

Date: 4th May 2021

Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Location:
Online

To commemorate what would have been Madge Easton Anderson’s 125th birthday, a panel of women from across the legal profession will consider the journey from Madge to majority and discuss where next for women in the Scottish legal professions?

Jamila Archibald

Jamila is extremely passionate about diversity and inclusion and broadening access to the legal profession. Through engaging with universities and law students, Jamila has gained a better understanding as to how the legal profession can become more accessible to all members of society.

Kay Foulkes

Kay has a keen commitment to intersectional inclusion (particularly for disabled people, women, the LGBTQI+ community, and refugees) and as a board member of The Glass Network is the most high profile openly trans member of the Scottish Legal Profession.

Amanda Millar

Amanda Millar is the fifth female and first open member of the LGBTQ+ community to be President of the Law Society of Scotland in its 72 year history. She was the first solicitor in Scotland accredited by the Law Society in both Mental Health Law and Incapacity & Mental Disability Law. 

Naeema Sajid

Naeema, has over 20 years of experience in the legal sector. She commenced her career as a PF Depute and later moved to the private sector where she specialised in family law and became a partner of a top ten Scottish law firm. Naeema is an avid campaigner for diversity, equality and inclusion and uses her experience, skills and knowledge to navigate positive change to workplace cultures.

Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe

Seonaid is a qualified solicitor and a Lecturer in Law at Glasgow Caledonian University. Seonaid is passionate about uncovering the achievements of these pioneering women, while working to ensure a more equal and diverse legal profession today.  Seonaid is also the co-founder of RebLaw Scotland, a movement which seeks to use law as a tool for social justice.

You can read more about the event speakers on the event page.

This event is open to all and is free of charge. Please note that spaces will be capped and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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