The Law Society is looking to drive forward social mobility in the legal sector by doubling its team of "social mobility ambassadors".
The organisation is searching for ten more solicitors from "non-traditional backgrounds" to take part in talks and events at state secondary schools in the hope of making the legal sector more accessible.
For further insight into the state of social mobility in the legal sector, have a look at Byfield Consultancy's recent report 'Opening up or shutting out? Social mobility in the legal profession' - http://bit.ly/1Pd8T4n
Wanted! Social Mobility Ambassadors for 2016 Solicitors who battled economic, social or personal barriers to ascend the legal career ladder are being asked to help others from similar backgrounds through the Social Mobility Ambassador scheme run by the Law Society of England and Wales. President of the Law Society Jonathan Smithers said: 'The Law Society's Social Mobility Ambassadors are exceptional people. We hope that their stories will inspire a new generation to join the profession, confident in the knowledge that they can succeed with talent and hard work, regardless of social background. 'We want to encourage talented people from all walks of life to become solicitors. If you have overcome challenging circumstances to join or progress in the profession - whether financial, social, cultural or personal - then please do consider applying to become a Social Mobility Ambassador.'