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Disabled Lawyer and Proud: Live at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple (Recording Now Available)

Join us as we host a live Disabled Lawyer and Proud event and celebrate Disability Pride Month!

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Disabled Lawyer and Proud: Live at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple (Recording Now Available)
Disabled Lawyer and Proud: Live at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple (Recording Now Available)

Time & Location

26 Jul 2022, 18:30 – 27 Jul 2022, 21:30

London, Middle Temple Ln, Temple, London, UK

About the event

This Disability Pride Month, disabled practitioners from across the legal sector are declaring that they are a #disabledlawyerandproud through interviews and articles for the Association of Disabled Lawyers. This campaign is designed to enhance the visibility of disabled lawyers across the legal sector raise awareness of the obstacles disabled lawyers experience, share ideas to address these issues, demonstrate the ways disabled people can work in the legal sector, and encourage disabled students to pursue careers in the legal professions. The campaign interviews and articles can be found at: www.disabledlawyers.co.uk/disabledlawyerandproud. Disabled Lawyer and Proud is going live as part of a collaboration between the Association of Disabled Lawyers, Middle Temple Young Barristers and Middle Temple Students Association. Join us as we bring together a collection of the esteemed participants to Middle Temple for a question and answer session. Confirmed Speakers:

Daniel Holt (Chair):

Daniel is a future Pupil Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. He is also the Founding Chair of the Association of Disabled Lawyers (‘ADL’), which was the first independent, pan-profession organisation of people working in and studying law with impairments and physical and mental health conditions. The ADL is a community and network raising awareness of the fact that disabled people and people with health conditions can study and practice law. It also champions the welfare and rights of disabled people and people with health conditions in wider society. It achieves its aims through engagement, events, campaigning and research.

Daniel was educated in special needs schools and is a seasoned disability rights activist. He has engaged with the Bar Standards Board, Legal Services Board, Solicitors Regulatory Authority, and many other organisations to help improve the experiences of lawyers and students with health conditions. He was a Disability Rights UK Trustee until 31st December 2019 when his second term came to an end. Daniel was ‘highly commended’ at the European Diversity Awards 2018 and is a recipient of Middle Temple’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Award, Blackstone Exhibition Award and Certificate of Honour. He had previously received a Campaign of the Year Award for his work on improving accessibility.

Christina Warner:

Christina Warner is a family and animal protection barrister at Goldsmith Chambers. Having been described by her clients as a “powerful” advocate with a “human touch”, Christina has raised awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ people, Latinx communities and disabled people accessing the family courts as well as promoting their rights generally through pro bono contributions to charities and projects. Having also been recognised as a “pioneer” in the field of animal protection law, Christina has fought to bring attention to the link between violence towards animals and children and domestic abuse.

Audrey Ludwig:

Audrey Ludwig is Head of Legal Services and Senior Solicitor at Suffolk Law Centre and is a member of the Discrimination Law Association. She has dedicated her recent career to ensuring that people in Suffolk can accress justice. She campaigned for a legal advice centre in the area and the neccessary funding. Suffolk Law Centre now has 60+ volunteers and 13+ staff members.

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