WG Good practices in disability management within professional firms.

After the publication of the Good Practice Guidelines for the employment and professional development of disabled persons at law firms last June, we resumed working sessions at FIDE, with the Law firms that made up the guide together with the new firms who have signed the Guide to Good Practice and will be incorporated into the meetings:

KPMG          Deloitte Legal          Linklaters           PWC         Allen & Overy     
 Baker Mckenzie         Elzaburu    Fundación Fernando Pombo          Ontier     
Uría Menéndez Abogados            Garrigues           DLA Piper 
New law firms incorporated​:
Andersen Tax & Legal         Broseta          Cuatrecasas         Pinsent Masons        Auren     

King & Wood Mallesons           Pérez -Llorca

This working group is made up of professionals who agreed on the need to develop appropriate lines of action for the incorporation, integration and development of people with disabilities in law firms.
The objective of the new sessions is to make further progress in the implementation of the proposals included in the guide by the member law firms of the working group.

Access to the guide:

This Guide is based on the premise that people with disabilities are not a homogeneous group and neither are the professional organisations 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 to the conditions of each job and professional organisation.

The measures proposed in this Guide include strengthening the relationship and collaboration with the different organisations and associations that operate around disability on the part of the law firms and promoting ways of collaboration with the aforementioned entities, as well as adopting a strategy in this area adapted to the specific circumstances of each organisation.
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 conduct.

Finally, a continuous monitoring of the adaptation of people with disabilities to the job is recommended, as well as an analysis of the experience acquired by the organization as the professional career of disabled workers develops, allowing the adoption of improvements.

Note: Fide is a legal-economic think tank based in Madrid, where professionals from the top management of many substantial companies, partners from national and international law firms, university experts and researchers, judges and attorneys from the public courts of justice, public administration leaders, economists and scientists, meet every day to discuss and debate on today's more significant legal, economic, social, scientific and technological topics.  Its members collectively and objectively analyse difficult and challenging areas of law and economics.