CILEX and Social Mobility
CILEX is unique in that it is open to
all. CILEX is the only route to qualification as a lawyer which
doesn’t require university attendance. 81.5% of our members do not
have parents who attended university, and only 2% of
our members have a parent who is a lawyer.
On average, 72% of our members are women, and
around 12% of all our members are black or of a ethnic minority
(compared to 7.9% for the UK population as a whole).
The House of Lords recognised that the
CILEX route already draws from a wider social background than other
parts of the legal profession. CILEX would welcome the
opportunity to assist the government in making its social mobility
strategy a success.
Social Mobility Toolkit
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) is proud to
support The Social Mobility Toolkit and also be the only provider
of a case study of diversity from the legal sector, proving once
again that CILEX is at the forefront of diversity in legal
education and provision.
The toolkit is the first common framework to measure the
progress of social mobility within the professions and is backed by
CILEX, UK Government and bodies representing over 1.2 million UK
professionals, was launched March 2012 on behalf of Professions for
Researched by Spada on behalf of Professions for
Good, surveyed 300 professionals and drew on the expertise
of fifty representatives from universities, membership bodies,
NGOs, regulators and Government departments. It provides practical
recommendations for employer organisations of all sizes,
professional bodies and regulators on how they can track and foster
page toolkit examines the economic, business and moral case for
social mobility; the state of social mobility in the UK and the
recent policy initiatives in this area by the current Government.
It also provides best-practice advice on how to collect and process
data on social mobility and how organisations can diversify the
socio-economic profile of their members and employees.