The Law Society in partnership with the Legally Disabled Project, has launched a survey to gather experiences of disabled people in the legal profession both during lockdown and post-lockdown. We’ll be using the insights gathered to inform best practice for the future and to evidence aspects of remote working that could benefit disabled people in the long term.
If you’re a disabled solicitor or trainee take the survey and share your experiences and thoughts on remote working during the pandemic. The closing date for survey returns is Sunday 16 August.
The impact of COVID 19 on the employment and training of disabled lawyers in England and Wales: opportunities for job-redesign and best practice
Are you a disabled person, or someone with a long-term health condition? Are you applying for or in training or applying for or in employment in the legal profession? If so, this survey is for you.
Funded by The Law Society of England and Wales, this survey has been produced by Professor Debbie Foster of Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University in partnership with Dr Natasha Hirst (of the Legally Disabled research team: www.legallydisabled.com) and members of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division (LDD) Committee of The Law Society. It has been approved by the ethics committee of Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (application 1920036).
The purpose of the research is to collect and evaluate data about the experiences of disabled members of the solicitors’ profession during the coronavirus pandemic and identify lessons that can be learnt for future practice in the profession. The survey asks questions about the experiences of disabled people in the profession during lockdown and post-lockdown, with the objective of informing best practice for future potential lockdowns and to evidence aspects of remote working that could benefit disabled people in the profession in the long term. Data collected will contribute to a report and future publications.