STAMMA Legal is a network for people who stammer in the legal profession.
Co-founder of the network Nick Fischer says, "We are a friendly and welcoming network for anyone with a stammer working in or thinking about entering the legal industry. We welcome people at any stage of their career, from qualified solicitors and barristers, to paralegals, trainees and law students".
What the network does
Nick adds "We hold regular support meetings and social events throughout the year, and aim to provide an opportunity to share experiences, words of advice, or perhaps to practise and develop communication skills in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Having a stammer should in no way hinder a successful and fulfilling career in law.
'We hope to raise awareness of stammering within the legal industry, by sharing information about stammering and engaging with law firms and other stakeholders around conducting interviews, assessments and working with employees who stammer.
'We want bust myths. We want to encourage young people who may be dissuaded from pursuing a career in law, perhaps due to a belief that it requires outstanding fluency and public speaking skills (often fuelled by TV dramas such as Suits), to stick with it. Despite certain unique challenges, having a stammer should in no way hinder a successful and fulfilling career in law."