We are the association for disabled lawyers and lawyers with mental and/or physical health conditions. This includes anyone studying or practicing law.
We exist to create a community and network for disabled lawyers. We want to make it known that you can practice law and be a disabled person. There are many obstacles that make entering the legal professions and maintaining a career difficult. We are a platform for sharing ideas for positive change. We also campaign for such changes to be put in place to give disabled lawyers and students more support in their careers and to remove unnecessary obstacles that make the professions inaccessible to disabled people. We share these ideas with other organisations that want to support us. We, as disabled people, also promote the rights of all disabled people. We have events that highlights issues relating to disability law and how the rights of disabled people can protected and strengthened.
Our objectives are:
(a) to provide a supportive group for lawyers and students of law who identify as a disabled person or have mental health experiences and/or have a long-term health condition;
(b) to campaign for more inclusive and supportive legal professions;
(c) to further research, education and training into best practice for creating supportive and nurturing professions for disabled lawyers and lawyers with mental health experiences and/or have a long-term health condition;
(d) to co-operate with other organisations whose objects are similar to those of the Association and those who seek to improve the professions for disabled lawyers and lawyers with mental health experiences and/or have a long-term health condition; and
(e) to promote the effective legal protection of the rights of disabled people, people with mental health experiences or have a long-term health condition in the United Kingdom.