Disability inclusive of the LEGAL workforce

Legal Aid SA, In the Northern Cape/ Western Cape region says it is in the driver’s seat, working hard to ensure that law graduates, qualified support employees and practicing attorneys living with disabilities can fulfil their desires to practice the law and business support functions to the best of their abilities, with no hindrances on the resources and additional support they need to do their work. Legal Aid SA has set a target that 2% of its entire workforce be persons with disabilities and with an active recruitment drive to attract qualified and educated attorneys and professionals with disabilities. The public entity said it is well on its way to meet and surpass this target The entity says that some of its offices in the Northern Cape/ Western Cape region have employees who are declared blind, some with visual impairments coupled with cerebral palsy amongst others and the public entity has appointed assistants to provide help to each lawyer for their everyday work tasks.

Journalist: Rene Julies
Email: rckjulies@gmail.com

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