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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Stress in the legal profession: A new approach (30 March)

24 February 2017

Rising stress levels among lawyers show no sign of slowing down, despite an increased focus on wellbeing and mental health in the legal profession in recent years.

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Closing the gap at work

16 January 2017

Cardiff University releases a report on Closing Disability gaps at work with some fantastic insights.

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Gaining Traction Disability - a desirable 'disadvantage'

16 January 2017

Yasmin Sheikh gets reflective on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Five steps to wellbeing

11 October 2016

On World Mental Health Day, Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, discusses how solicitors can look after their wellbeing.

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Supporting dyslexia awareness week

7 October 2016

Dyslexia Awareness Week takes place 3-9 October and this year’s theme ‘Identifying Dyslexia’ opens up the topical discussion of how organisations can best support staff with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia.

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Does technology stress you out?

29 July 2016

Yasmin Sheikh looks at the releationship between technology and our mental health.

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Technology and Mental Health

29 July 2016

Yasmin Sheikh talks about how technology can help your mental health.

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Law Society promotes Ramadan advice sheet produced by AML to raise awareness and guidance

25 May 2017

The Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML) provide advice and awareness on Ramadan.

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Work experience placements for lawyers with disabilities

24 February 2017

The Lawyers with Disabilities Division is working in partnership with several organisations to place applicants in their work placement scheme. We have partnered with organisations such as, Stephenson Harwood, Harrington and the in-house team at BBC to gain high quality one - two week placements for aspiring solicitors with disabilities.

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Recorder competition 2017

2 February 2017

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is to launch a selection exercise for recorders on 1 February 2017, and it is anticipated that this will mark a return to a programme of regular competitions. 

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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.

Diversity Access Scheme now open

Applications are now open for the Diversity Access Scheme. The Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme is a scholarship with a difference. It provides opportunities for more than funding, but contacts and opportunities for work experience.

There is also an opportunity to fund this amazing project, if you or your firm are in a position to do so

Find out more about the Diversity Access Scheme


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