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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Mental health case study: Lauren Giblin

26 May 2016

Laura Giblin talks about her diagnosis, her treatment and her advice to employers

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Living Beyond Labels: Crippled, Handicapped, Disabled

20 May 2016

Members of the LDD recently visited an exhibition at OXO Tower called, ‘Crippled, Handicapped, Disabled: Living Beyond Labels.’ 

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My take on 'Me Before You'

19 May 2016Updated: 20 June 2016

Yasmin Sheikh, vice-chair of LDD, talks about the film ‘Me before You’ and how it has an adverse effect on combating stereotypes and negative portrayals of those 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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Legal Pride 2016

3 June 2016

On Saturday 25 June, members of the Law Society, Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), Interlaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks (InterLaw Diversity Forum), Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (BLAGG), The Bar Council, Freebar and the Junior Lawyers Division will once again parade through the streets of London.

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City firms join Aspiring Solicitors at event promoting disabilities awareness

20 May 2016

Reed Smith and Mayer Brown joined Aspiring Solicitors at an event discussing how to increase awareness and understanding of disabilities in the legal profession earlier this month.

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Mentoring Network

20 May 2016

We need you to become a mentor!

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Judicial appointments: Understanding the application process (22 June)

The free event will be aimed primarily at solicitors who are looking to apply for the DDJ(MC) competition launching in June/July. 

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Legal Pride 2016 (24 and 25 June)

On Saturday 25 June, members of the Law Society, Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), Interlaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks (InterLaw Diversity Forum), Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (BLAGG), The Bar Council, Freebar and the Junior Lawyers Division will once again parade through the streets of London.

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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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WLD leadership workshop - challenging conversations (30 June)

This session has been developed following the findings of the Law Society research on the barriers facing women solicitors who want to advance their careers. The session will focus on challenging conversations. 

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Contextualised recruitment and beyond (14 July)

Hearing from experts in the field and those who have taken part in the process, this seminar aims to address the business case for contextualised recruitment and how it could work for you through the recruitment process and beyond.

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr 2016 (22 July)

The Law Society in association with the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML) is celebrating Eid al-Fitr. 

Mental Health First Aid Training Course (1 September)

The Law Society is offering members the opportunity to become a qualified mental health first aider, in a two day, fully certified training course delivered by Mental Health First Aid England. 

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Judicial appointments: interview training for solicitors (23 September)

In view of increasing competition for judicial appointments, this interactive course will equip you with the skills to help enhance your application and interview performance. This workshop has been developed specifically for solicitor applicants but the content is relevant for anyone serious about submitting a credible judicial application.

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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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  • Flying the flag for legal pride

    A rainbow flag flies over the newly renovated Portland stone facade of the Law Society’s Chancery Lane headquarters as it emerged from its scaffolding today. The flag marks the Society's commitment to diversity in the legal profession ahead of this Saturday's Pride in London parade. Law Society president Jonathan Smithers and chief executive Catherine Dixon are leading the legal sector representatives at this year’s event under the banner ‘All are equal under the law’. The

  • Complacency on class

    The persistence of inequality should be decried and challenged at every opportunity.

  • Battling bias

    Why are the women role models not as visible as they should be?

  • Glass ceiling for females: don’t blame women

    There are plenty of female role models.