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​Lord Advocate and top legal figures give new ethnic minority lawyers association stellar launch

Some of Scotland’s leading legal figures joined together to support the launch of a new body which aims to ‘open doors’ for the country’s young ethnic minority lawyers. The Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers’ Association (SEMLA) was officially launched at the Law Society of Scotland in Edinburgh last night.The association, which was formed with the support of the Law Society and Faculty of Advocates, aims to help tackle the under-representation of ethnic minority lawyers in many aspects of the Scottish legal profession.

In front of an audience gathered from all areas of the profession, Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC, said: “As Lord Advocate, I welcome the foundation of the new Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers’ Association, SEMLA.”

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