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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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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Work experience placement given support

20 May 2016

The Lawyers with Disabilities Division (LDD) has worked in partnership with several organisations to place seven fantastic applicants in their work placement scheme.

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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

All Features and Comment

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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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LDD Peer Mentoring Network

20 May 2016

We need you to become a mentor!

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Hiring for ability

20 May 2016

Microsoft has launched a recruitment drive for people with autism in the UK, after a pilot scheme in the US.

All News and updates

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Webinars: work experience for lawyers with disabilities - candidate toolkit

14 April 2016

This FREE webinar provides a candidate toolkit for law students or lawyers with disabilities looking for work experience.

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Webinar: Work Experience for lawyers with disabilities - employers toolkit

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.

All Events

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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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