Lawyers with Disabilities Division

Welcome to the Lawyers with Disabilities Division - the community promoting equality of opportunity for solicitors, would-be solicitors and clients with disabilities

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Time for an ugly truth

4 April 2016

Robert Hunter talks about an a recent report into findings on disablility and reveals an ugly turth facing law firms.

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A day in a City law firm

7 March 2016

In our latest feature, LDD committee member, Tony Di Angelo gives you a glimpse of a typical day in the life of a trainee at an international City law firm, as well as highlighting some of the important lessons he’s learnt during his training contract.

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Learning from experience

11 November 2015

Raquel Siganporia talks about her own experience has shaped her path to help others

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Starting fresh

1 October 2015

In the fourth of our series of profiles of lawyers with disabilities, we feature Zarina Bostan, a recent LPC graduate


Dyslexia and the law

8 June 2015By

With an estimated 10% of the population having dyslexia, it’s not surprising that 13% of Lawyers with Disabilities Division members have indicated that they have dyslexia. But what is it, how can the legal profession support dyslexic staff, and what are the benefits of doing so? Ruth Fenton explains

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Law Society Diversity Access Scheme opens for applications

7 March 2016

The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) is open for applications.

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Work experience for LDD members

7 March 2016

The Lawyers with Disabilities Division is working with employers in the legal sector to offer work experience opportunities to our members.

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Become a volunteer – Listen to our interactive webinar

1 March 2016

The Law Society has produced a webinar which provides an insight into the role and benefits of joining the volunteer community.

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Webinars: work experience for lawyers with disabilities - candidate toolkit (25 April)

14 April 2016

This FREE webinar provides a candidate toolkit for law students or lawyers with disabilities looking for work experience. Benefit from a personal experience detailing how the programme works, the benefits to you and what is expected of you from your employer. 

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Webinar: Work Experience for lawyers with disabilities - employers toolkit (25 April)

14 April 2016

This free webinar provides an employers toolkit for those running, or considering running, a work experience programme for law students or lawyers with disabilities.

All Webinars

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Stuck at career cross roads? (30 June)

The Law Society Divisions are hosting an event which will explore and provide an insight into different career pathways outside private practice. 

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Becoming a judge event – everything you wanted to know and more (12 May)

As part of its commitment to promoting greater diversity in the judiciary, the Law Society, Bar Council, CILEx, Judicial Office and the JAC, are running targeted events to raise awareness of opportunities in the judiciary.

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Our regular e-newsletter brings you our latest news and exclusive features and guidance, as well as information on our events. Anyone can subscribe, free of charge

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About the Lawyers with Disabilities Division

Lawyers with Disabilities Division members come from a wide range of backgrounds and include law students, retired solicitors, paralegals, law lecturers and practising solicitors.

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