Disability in the legal profession – Roundtables

Disability in the legal profession – Roundtables to discuss the current position and where we go from here

We have been working with The Law Society and its Lawyers with Disabilities Division since the launch of our research to share the research findings and develop guidance to support organisations with implementing the recommendations from the ‘Legally Disabled?’ report. See here for an update on the work done so far.

Our survey of solicitors and paralegals found 60% had experienced ill-treatment in the workplace and of these 80% believed it was related to disability.

In a series of roundtables run jointly with The Law Society and its Lawyers with Disabilities Division, we will provide a practical and constructive overview of the research findings and recommendations. This will be followed by a discussion about actions and ‘easy wins’ to support firms and organisations to identify opportunities and challenges for improving disability inclusion.

 

In the present circumstances, all roundtables will be on Zoom:

Monday 11 May                      12.30 – 14.00

Friday 22 May                         12.30 – 14.00

Wednesday 27 May             9.30 – 11.00

Tuesday 2 June                      16.00 – 17.30

Due to demand, we have added two more dates:

Tuesday 16 June                    12.30 – 14.00

Wednesday 24 June            16.00 – 17.30

If you would like to attend, please email

lawyerswithdisabilities@LawSociety.org.uk  specifying which roundtable and let us know if you have any access requirements.

In due course, we will send out the joining instructions for the Zoom call.

 

For those wishing to read the research reports prior to the event, both the full report and the executive summary of findings and recommendations can be downloaded here:

http://legallydisabled.com/research-reports/

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