- Civil Litigation
- Ethnic Minority Lawyers
- Human Rights
- Junior Lawyers
Lawyers with Disabilities Division members come from a wide range of backgrounds and include law students, retired solicitors, paralegals, law lecturers and practising solicitors.
Members have a wide range of disabilities that affect them to varying degrees, including visual and other sensory impairments, impaired mobility and less immediately apparent disabilities, such as epilepsy, dyslexia and mental health issues.
The Division is run by three elected office holders: a chair, a vice-chair, and a deputy vice-chair. The officers are elected annually.
The executive committee consists of the officers, the past chairmen and a Council member, who represents the group on Council. The committee can also co-opt other members as they see fit.
Membership of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division is free and offers a shared platform to exchange views and further mutual interests, networking opportunities, a mentoring scheme and a free newsletter.
After twenty successful years, the Group for Solicitors with Disabilities was relaunched as the Lawyers with Disabilities Division in January 2009.
Building on the legacy and successes of the Group for Solicitors with Disabilities, Lawyers with Disabilities promotes equal opportunities for people with disabilities within the legal profession.
“LDD at the Law Society has been a great find. It has led me to firms and subsequent work placements.”
“LDD has given me access to a wide network of peers with similar life experiences, wants and needs to my own.”
“LDD represent the needs of its membership in consultations and policy formation.”
“I attended the LDD conference in April 2012 and I loved the balance in terms of range of speakers. Many thanks for a great afternoon.”
“I attended an LDD conference and I had an amazing day - an incredible variety catering to everyone at all levels of the legal profession for a wide range of ages and disabilities.”