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Launch Event - Embracing Diversity, 23rd October 2020

Inns of Court Scholarship Event

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Are you interested in applying for a scholarship at your Inn of Court? Are you currently going through the process?

At Neurodiversity in Law we bring current and past recipients of Inn Scholarships together to provide you with high-quality advice on how to secure an Inn scholarship.

 

Our panellists are from Gray’s Inn, Inner Temple, Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn, and all have secured at least one prestigious scholarship within the last five years.

 

We want you to succeed and our panellists will be sharing their experiences in going through the process and their preparation tips.

 

We bring different perspectives to the discussion to provide you with a better picture of the process, and it is for this reason that we have speakers from different backgrounds, including a mature student and career changer.

 

Additionally, we offer you the opportunity of being interviewed by our panel of junior barristers, who will provide you with constructive feedback. If you are interested, sign up now and tick the box below to share your interest. We only have two spots available. Please note that you will be interviewed and receive feedback in front of the rest of the attendees.

 

This event is open to everyone whether you have already decided to be an ally or whether you just want to find out more, you are welcome to join us for this event.

Neurodiversity in Law is a new organisation focusing on highlighting and promoting the talents of neurodivergent people, specifically in the context of how they can contribute to the legal professions. Membership is open to both law students and legal professionals. We hope that by participating in an open discourse we will be able to foster a network of chambers and firms that are open to new perspectives.

We are committed to working collaboratively with other equality and diversity support networks to promote equality and diversity within the legal sector.

What is neurodiversity? 

What does it mean to be a neurodivergent person? 

What other organisations are fighting to promote equality and diversity?

If you want answers to any of these questions, register to attend our launch event ‘Embracing Diversity’.


TC and Pupillage Clinics - 8th and 15th December 2020

At Neurodiversity in Law, we want to help you succeed in your career. We hope that our events will encourage and inspire aspiring lawyers and those who have neurodevelopmental conditions to enter the legal profession. We have organised the first of many training contract clinics to ask questions to current professionals to shed light on their experiences on entering the legal profession.

If you are applying for a training contract, congratulations for reaching to this stage in your career! The race to secure a training contract is an extremely competitive process, but the good news is that there is support to help you along the way

Should I disclose my neurodivergent condition(s) in my training contract application? Will I be prejudiced in doing so? What is the best manner to approach law firms about reasonable adjustments?

If you want to know the answers to these questions our Training Contract clinic may be able to help you.

The panel will be composed of solicitors, neurodivergent and allies, from junior to senior, practising in different areas and from different law firms.

The Training Contract clinic will begin by an intervention from the panellists on: (1) How to deal with mitigating circumstances? And (2) When and how to request reasonable adjustments? It will then be followed by a Q&A session.

You can submit questions anonymously through SurveyMonkey after ordering your ticket.

It will last for 1 hour and is open to everyone. We welcome both neurodivergent persons and allies, applicants who are career changers and anyone who has already been through the application process for training contracts but have not been successful.

We hope this clinic would help reduce any fears you may have and provide you with an opportunity to speak with current legal professionals. If you are the first 3 members to register you have the opportunity to obtain a 20-minute individual feedback session with one of the panellists!

To be eligible for the individual feedback session you must provide the email address linked to your Neurodiversity in Law account when ordering a ticket. To become a member head to our membership page.

If you are applying for pupillage, congratulations for reaching to this stage in your career! However, as you will know applying for pupillage is an extremely competitive process. The good news is that you are not alone.

At Neurodiversity in Law, we want to help you succeed in your career, and therefore, have organised this Pupillage Clinic which we hope you find useful.

The Pupillage Clinic is an informal session for you as an aspiring barrister to ask questions to the professionals who often find themselves sitting at pupillage committees, and who once themselves navigated the same waters as you find yourself now.

Should I disclose my neurodivergent condition in my pupillage application? Will I be prejudiced in doing so? What is the best manner to approach Chambers about reasonable adjustments?

If you want to know the answers to these questions, sign up to our Pupillage Clinic.

The panel will be composed of barristers, neurodivergent and allies, from junior to senior, practising in different areas in the various circuits, and from different sets of Chambers.

The Pupillage Clinic will begin by an intervention from the panellist on: (1) How to deal with mitigating circumstances? and (2) When and how to request reasonable adjustments? It will then be followed by a Q&A session.

You can submit questions anonymously through SurveyMonkey after ordering your ticket.

The Pupillage Clinic welcomes both neurodivergent persons and allies, as well as applicants who are career changers or who already have experience applying for pupillage but have not been successful.

Please note that given the high number of members attending the Pupillage Clinic, only the first 3 members to register will be able to obtain a 20-minute individual feedback session with one of the panellists.

To be eligible for the individual feedback session you must provide the email address linked to your Neurodiversity in Law account when ordering a ticket. To become a member head to our membership page. 

The session will last for one hour