Following our announcement last month, LEAP and Lawyers Weekly have entered into a Diversity Partnership for 2022.

Under this partnership, LEAP will join all of the private practice-focused Lawyers Weekly awards programs being hosted this year, at which they will work alongside the Lawyers Weekly chosen charity, So They Can.

So They Can is a not-for-profit organisation registered in Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Tanzania and the United States.

The organisation partners with communities and their governments in Kenya and Tanzania to educate and empower children and their families so that they can break the poverty cycle, realise their own potential, and meet their own needs.

So They Can takes a holistic approach to ensure their model is sustainable and they are meeting the critical needs of the communities they partner with over a 7-10 year development cycle.

Since their inception in 2009 they have:

  • Partnered with 47 schools in vulnerable communities to improve the education and well-being of over 30,000 students
  • Founded a Teachers’ Training College in a remote, rural area of Tanzania to address a serious teacher deficit in schools
  • Set up and supported a community medical centre that services the wider Nakuru community of 20,000
  • Worked together with local communities to establish numerous social businesses to create jobs and generate funds

“We are extremely proud of the work we are doing to support diversity and inclusion – both in the wider legal industry and within our company. We hope that our support of So They Can will help them to continue their positive impact on communities in Kenya and Tanzania.”

James Connelly, Director of Marketing at LEAP Legal Software

LEAP will also be joining Lawyers Weekly as the principal and founding partner of the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Women’s Summit, which will be taking place in tandem with the Women in Law Awards later this year.

Speaking on the new Diversity Partnership, Donna Marie Broadley, CEO of LEAP Legal Software, said that LEAP is proud to partner with Lawyers Weekly in support of diversity within the legal profession.

“At LEAP, we celebrate our inclusive and diverse culture where all employees belong, contribute, and thrive. We foster innovation through our diverse workforce with an inclusive culture that fully embraces and leverages diversity. Our commitment to innovation is as important to us as our commitment to equality and diversity, and is at the heart of how we do business. We will continue to raise awareness and support issues of diversity and equality in the legal profession.”

Donna Marie Broadley, CEO of LEAP Legal Software