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This working group is made up of a series of professionals who agreed on the need to develop adequate lines of action for the incorporation, integration and development of people with disabilities in law firms.
After the publication of the Good Practice Guide for the incorporation and professional development of people with disabilities in law firms last June, we resume work sessions in FIDE, with the offices that made up the Guide together with the new firms that have signed it:
We release a new image!
With this new logo, the Group emphasizes the professional training of people with disabilities, understanding these differences as sources of value; as Capacity; as Talent.
After a whole course of intense collaboration in different aspects (economic, educational, strategic), it is time to give the floor to the protagonists of this project: the students.
On this occasion, it will be the seven students with intellectual disabilities who are training to be Legal Assistants who will give us a presentation on current issues related to Labor Law and Fundamental Rights. This closing ceremony closes the first of the two courses that make up their training, and aims to make visible the advances, both at a technical level and in soft skills, that they have achieved in these months of work.
We want to work to increase the chances of these people to successfully face a selection process in the legal sector, improving their development and soft skills, enhancing their abilities and improving their self-esteem.
If you are interested in receiving this training (it's completely free), we invite you to an online session that will take place on Thursday, May 20 from 12.00:13.00 to XNUMX:XNUMX, in which you will have the opportunity to ask all the questions you always wanted to professionals from the best firms and legal departments of companies
Cristina Jiménez, President of Fide and Director of GT Di -capacity briefly explains the activities carried out by this group.
This Guide starts from the premise that people with disabilities are not a homogeneous group and neither are the professional organizations to which it is addressed. For this reason, the Guide provides guidelines for the incorporation and professional development of people with disabilities, which must be adapted to the personal circumstances of each case and the conditions of each job and each professional organization.
The measures proposed in this Guide include: strengthen the relationship and collaboration with the different organizations and associations that operate around disability by the law firms and promote collaboration channels with the aforementioned entities, as well as adopt a strategy in this area adapted to the specific circumstances of each organization.
On the other hand, the Guide establishes internal processes within the firm to sensitize, raise awareness and inform its members on disability matters, encouraging reflection and, where appropriate, the review of behaviors.
Finally, a continuous monitoring of the adaptation of people with disabilities to the job and analyze the experience acquired by the organization as the professional career of workers with disabilities develops, allowing the adoption of improvements.
Manuel Atienza, Atienza Asesores and Álvaro Lavandeira, Institute for Health Research and Training, for their follow-up and participation in the meetings held.
After the publication of the Good Practice Guide for the incorporation and professional development of people with disabilities in law firms In June 2019, we resumed the second stage of the Group.
Since September 2019, the Group has met at FIDE in working sessions, counting both the offices that initially prepared the Guide and the new offices that signed it and that have joined the work in this new stage, making a total of twenty-two law firms.
The professionals that comprise it agreed in their day on the need to develop adequate lines of action for the incorporation, integration and development of people with disabilities in law firms. With this objective, the Group has continued working in this second stage to advance in the implementation of the measures proposed in the Guide.
Have participated in this working group:
All the people who have participated in this Fide working group have done so in a personal capacity and not on behalf of the entities, offices, Universities or companies, where they carry out their professional work, so these conclusions do not reflect and They do not collect institutional but specific positions of each one of the members of the group.
At DI CAPACIDAD (working group on good practices in disability matters in professional firms) we continue to seek strategic alliances with Universities. Our objective is to find the best diverse talents or with different abilities to favor their professional incorporation into the legal sector.
If you work in student care or orientation services, whatever the University, and you are interested in this project, we want to meet you. Get in touch with the group coordinator, Emilia Malacalza.
Academic Coordination: Emilia Malacalza