Legal Profession Marks Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Lawyers in England and Wales will today mark the start of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, which challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences.

Law Society President I. Stephanie Boyce said, “I am pleased to mark the start of Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

“Whoever you are and whatever your background, the Law Society wants you to have the opportunity to succeed in this rewarding profession.

“We are here to help our individual members and our organizations take the difficult but necessary steps to accelerate change in the profession.

“As part of our ongoing work in this area, the Law Society has joined Neurodiversity in Business and Neurodiversity in Law.

“These two initiatives aim to integrate and create a better workplace for neurodivergent people by promoting and supporting neurodiversity and eliminating the stigma often associated with people who think differently.

“There are still barriers faced by different groups in the legal profession. There are no general solutions to these challenges, but we strive to understand the different experiences of members of our profession and how we can play our part in breaking down the barriers that still exist.

Notes to Editors

Learn more about Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Learn more about neurodiversity in the workplace

Learn more about neurodiversity in law

Read our advice on reasonable adjustments

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