The Equality & Diversity Officers’ Network (EDO Network)
The Bar Council's EDO Network:
Supports and assists EDOs and Data Diversity Officers (DDOs) in
carrying out their roles
Shares good Equality & Diversity (E&D) practice between
Identifies and addresses emerging E&D issues at the Bar.
Membership is free and you are eligible to join if you are an
EDO, DDO or a clerk/practice manager in chambers
The Network offers:
Regular events, seminars and workshops on topical issues
A LinkedIn group
(online space to ask questions and share solutions), and
Easy acccess to experts on implementing good E&D practice in
chambers, and sample E&D policies
For more details, contact Sam Mercer SMercer@BarCouncil.org.uk.
EDO Network Events
January Blues: Wellbeing Strategies for Chambers (and the EDO's
Wednesday 25 January
The Bar Council
Following the successful launch of our Wellbeing at the
Bar resources in October, the EDO Network will be exploring
good Bar practices in wellbeing and specifically in supporting and
resolving mental health issues for members of chambers and staff.
We will be joined once again by Joanna Chatterton from Fox Williams
LLP, solicitors who support many chambers in developing employment
and people management strategies. This session will look at:
Developing a framework for your approach to Wellbeing
Signs to spot - how do know when someone is unwell and what you
What others are doing
What your role as EDO should and shouldn't involve
As a response to our long standing campaign on Shared Parental
Leave and the current BSB consultation, we also propose to pick up
parental policies and to keep open a section on the agenda for you
to raise issues and seek the advice of others on any E&D
related topic you choose.
Do come along and take advantage of the opportunity to share
experience, ask questions and get some assistance on some of these
Please contact Sam
Mercer if you wish to attend.