UK Legal Services Board proposes social mobility survey

February 22, 2011 Law firms may soon be surveying lawyers about whether their parents went to university along with questions about race, age, sexuality, religion and disability, as part of a broader diversity survey.

The Legal Services Board has proposed that a range of social mobility questions be put to lawyers, including information about where lawyers' parents went to university, and that the anonymous results be published because"transparency and greater clarity about the existing make-up of the profession will encourage more firms and chambers to take action to deliver diversity".

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