The disAbility Legal Network held its third hybrid event today to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities taking place on 3 December.
The event, hosted by A&L Goodbody (ALG), looked at the future of hybrid work and the opportunities and challenges for people with disabilities in the legal sector. Taking part in the event was keynote speaker Joan O'Donnell, author of the landmark report by Employers for Change and the Open Doors Initiative entitled "The future of work and disability - a remote opportunity".
Joan was joined for a panel discussion by Dr Patricia McCarthy, Research Fellow in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin and Jane Barrett, Associate at William Fry LLP. The panel was moderated by Duncan Inverarity, Head of ALG's Employment Law Group.
Caoimhe Grogan, Trainee Solicitor at ALG and Vice Chair of the disAbility Legal Network, said: "The disAbility Legal Network's mission is to raise awareness and support people with disabilities working in the legal sector. Today's event and panel discussion looked at how hybrid work can promote inclusion in the workplace. It's about having all the right accommodations and assistive technology in place along with a supportive culture where people with disabilities are listened to and feel comfortable asking for assistance."
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