The Importance of Disability Awareness for Solicitors

Thursday, 23 May 2024
1 PM Dublin
Registration – €77

The Importance of Disability Awareness for Solicitors

The Central Statistics Office report that 22% of the Irish population have a disability. It is therefore reasonable to assume that most people will have regular interactions with those who have a disability.

Disability Awareness Training has become an essential tool in cultivating an inclusive and accepting environment which is compliant with legislation and provides valuable insight into how to develop your disability inclusive strategy for colleagues, clients, and peers.

On our next webinar, we will be joined by disability awareness trainer and consultant Deirdre O’Grady to educate us and guide us on the importance of disability awareness and how to improve our interactions with clients and colleagues who have a disability, both visible and invisible.

This episode will qualify for 1 hour of Professional Development and Solicitor Wellbeing CPD by e-Learning and will be essential viewing.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions Live on the call, however, a replay will also be made available once the webinar has finished to rewatch at your convenience.

Please do join us at 1pm on Thursday, 23rd May 2024 for what will an informative and valuable session for all practitioners.

Deirdre O’Grady

A graduate of UCC, Deirdre obtained a First Class Honours in her Higher Diploma, Facilitating Inclusion in Disabilities. She also has diplomas in Disability Studies and psychology as well as certificates in Mental Health in the Community, Childcare and in Irish Sign Language.

With almost 30 years’ experience working in healthcare, Deirdre has worked extensively with people who have various disabilities and abilities.

With a passion for providing disability awareness, Deirdre founded AbilityWise in 2022. Her experience stems from both professional and personal experience as she has a rare congenital disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and severe osteoarthritis. She is also a parent to two children who have autism and ADHD and who also have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Martin Lawlor

As managing partner of Coghlan Kelly Solicitors, Martin Lawlor, has worked in private practice for over 35 years. In that time, Martin has worn many hats. He has been elected as a council member of the Law Society of Ireland for over 12 years, is involved in many local committees and has been the director of elections for Fine Gael since 2007.

Now alongside colleague, Flor McCarthy, Martin has founded Solicitors Growth, an initiative that aims to provide the regulatory CPD requirements for solicitors through its monthly webinars, but also provides a support system for colleagues to connect, learn and grow together as a community of peers.

Flor McCarthy
Flor McCarthy

Flor McCarthy is one of Ireland’s leading solicitors and an award winning author. Flor has been in private practice for over 20 years and is managing partner at McCarthy + Co. LLP. More recently, Flor has joined forces with esteemed colleague, Martin Lawlor, in setting up Solicitors Growth, a community platform dedicated to supporting solicitors with the challenges of private practice.  Flor is also the founder and director of EU Business Partners providing best in class GDPR Article 27 representation in the EU for non-EU businesses.

Flor is the author of the award-winning book, The Solicitor’s Guide to Marketing, a leading text in marketing for the profession. He has been elected by his peers to sit on the exclusive Council of the Law Society of Ireland and also sits on the Data Protection and IP Committee.

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1 PM

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