building a law firm with social impact

by | Mar 29, 2020 | Blogs, The Academy

What type of legal community do we want to build? Are you considering a social good or CSR initiative at your law firm? On 24 March 2020, SKB Law’s founder Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE joined world-leading legal software provider Clio to discuss why she’s building her law firm with social impact. Watch it here. (The talk was originally planned to take place at LegalEx 2020, however due to coronavirus, it was held online).

In 2018, our founder Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE launched the SKB Law Academy – the firm’s in-house learning platform to support more young people and women to access the law. Since then, we’ve launched employability workshops for students, structured work placements for aspiring legal professionals and free legal clinics for women. In total, the firm’s social impact has reached over 1000 members of our community since 2018. Sarah was Highly Commended for her work in the 2019 Law Society Excellence Awards.

In this video, she shares her four tips on how more firms can integrate social impact into their law firms:

  • PLAN – consider which issues matter to your firm and local community
  •  INTEGRATE – embed a culture of learning and innovation. At SKB Law, the Academy is more than an ‘add-on’ – it’s core to the firm’s culture (and even features in our logo!)
  • EXPLORE – find ways to collaborate with new partners and consider who else should be part of your team i.e. tech, innovators, educators
  • LISTEN and LEARN – ask for feedback and adapt your programming accordingly

We hope you enjoy the video. If you’d like to learn more or explore opportunities to collaborate, you can reach our team at 01274 727373 or 

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