It is my conviction that law has, and continues to be, a key part of my life. In being ambitious and willing to face the challenge of a change of career, I believe that in asking key questions and exploring current issues that I will be led to the discovery of solutions that are key in law, especially within my current field of interest, the rights available within the law for deaf and disabled people.
Over the years, I have had an underlying conviction of justice and the law, which has been a key strength of mine that I have used to support deaf and disabled people who have approached me for advice. Whilst always being clear about the fact that I am not qualified to provide advice, I have helped people to become more comfortable in their understanding of legal processes, helping them to come to their own conclusions about what actions to take within their given situations. On each occasion, people have found my explanations to be clear and concise helping them to move forward.
My main motivation for changing career is that I feel that it is time for me to work in the legal world and use transferable skills to influence how systems can meet deaf and disabled people's law needs.
My involvement in legal matters has strengthened this interest, showing me that there are completely new challenges today in how deaf and disabled people encounter daily barriers. In particular, I know that I will enjoy working in the legal sector. It has been exciting to see how equality law techniques can be used to solve real life problems faced by deaf and disabled people such as how they cope in a mainstream environment and the affect of this on their everyday lives. In addition to retaining a strong interest in law over the years, my passion for the law of deaf and disabled people’s rights has also grown.
I am looking to raise money to cover some of the costs of my Graduate Diploma in Law, a two year part-time course, to enable me to move on to a Legal Practice Course to become a qualified solicitor. Of note, there are currently only two qualified Deaf solicitors and a few disabled solicitors within the UK. This is an inequality issue in this field and therefore I am determined to become a qualified solicitor with the aim of changing law within systems to meet deaf and disabled people’s needs. This will be a very rewarding challenge and I cannot do this without your support.
Thank you for your understanding and support.