Improving accessibility and inclusion

for people with disability in the legal profession

Thursday 28 November · 5:30pm - 7:30pm · 1.5 CPD units

How can we make the law more inclusive and accessible for people living with a disability?

In support of International Day of People with Disability, we're bringing together a diverse panel of inspiring speakers to explore the issues and experiences of people living with disability in the legal profession  both clients requiring access to legal services and those currently working within the legal field.

The venue is equipped with lift access and wheelchair accessible facilities. The event will include Auslan interpreting services and hearing loops.

Join the discussion as part of the Q&A session, and together we can help to make our legal community more inclusive.

For those who are unable to attend in person, you can still participate in the Q&A session via a live webcast. The webcast will feature closed captions and Auslan interpretation. It will be available for replay on demand until 31 December 2019.


  • The Hon. Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services | Read bio
  • Rosemary Kayess, Interim Director, Disability Innovation Institute, UNSW | Read bio
  • Juliana Warner, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills; Junior Vice-President and Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Law Society of NSW | Read bio
  • Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, Special Advisor, The Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability | Read bio
  • Facilitator - Nic Parsons, Solicitor, Nicholas George Lawyers; Committee Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Event details

Date Thursday 28 November 2019

Time 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Venue The Law Society of New South Wales
               Level 3, 170 Phillip St
               Sydney NSW 2000

Price Complimentary

Register for event or webcast


  • Wheelchair access, including lifts and accessible facilities
  • Auslan interpreting
  • Hearing loops


  • Closed captions
  • Ausland interpreting

The Law Society of New South Wales is located on Phillip St, there is an automatic door and lift access to the third floor.

Martin Place Station is 100 meters from the Law Society building and wheelchair accessible. For more information, please visit Transport NSW Accessibility Travel

Car parks
Accessible car spaces for the public are located at:

  • 180 Phillip Street (two spaces, 50 metres away)
  • Supreme Court of NSW Saint James Road, south side between Macquarie Street and Elizabeth Street (six spaces, 300 metres away)

For more information, please visit City of Sydney Mobility Parking.

Event program



Arrivals and registration


Event commences


Panel presentation


Networking and refreshments


Event concludes