Researchers at Legally Disabled? held a series of focus groups around the UK with disabled legal professionals to identify the key issues that they experience in trying to get into the profession and then progressing their careers once there. They are now looking for individuals to participate in one-to-one interviews that can explore these issues in more depth.
Disabled people seeking employment or working in the legal profession are an untapped resource with strong ambition, tenacity, determination and excellent problem-solving skills – all qualities that bring great benefits to employers.
However, findings suggest positive experiences of support, good attitudes and appropriate reasonable adjustments are something of a lottery.
If you are (or were) a disabled legal professional and would like to contribute through a one-to-one interview, you can find out more here or contact the researchers on firstname.lastname@example.org
The independent research is funded by the DRILL programme and works in coproduction with the Lawyers with Disabilities Division of the Law Society. However, the research is independent of any professional association, regulator or employer and your anonymity is assured at all times.