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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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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Judicial diversity statistics - a look at the courts

18 August 2016

Read an overview of the diversity statistics for the judiciary and how to apply for a support programme to support these changes.

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Autism and anxiety in life and at work

29 July 2016

Jonathan Andrews, future trainee solicitor at leading law firm Reed Smith and on the Parliamentary Commission for Autism, writes on his own experiences of ‘autistic anxiety’, and how it can manifest both in employment, and in everyday life. 

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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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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.

All Technology and Disability

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Deputy High Court Judge selection exercise - fixed term

27 October 2016

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will soon launch a selection exercise for Deputy High Court Judges.

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New social network for LGBT lawyers launches

12 October 2016

The Law Society’s LGBT Division has launched the first professional social networking app for LGBT Lawyers and their allies.

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Help us fill in the blanks: equality in law

18 August 2016

Please give us 15 minutes of your time to updating the Career Progression Report survey.

All News and updates

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Open networking event (25 November)

An event for people with disability or long-term health conditions considering a career in commercial law

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LDD annual reception (14 December)

The Lawyers with Disabilities Division would like to invite you for a night of laughter and learning. This years annual reception will feature sets from two fantastic comedians sharing their experience and an introduction for firms to our #MainstreamDisability project.

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Career crossroads - Deciding your next chapter (26 January)

This workshop will be interactive and provide practical tips and alternative career options for those that genuinely feel that they are at a career crossroads.

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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Council Elections

30 November 2016

Do you want to be part of the voice of your profession? We’re looking for enthusiastic solicitors, from all types of practice, to stand for the Law Society’s Council. 

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Our e-newsletter

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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