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Man On a Mission to Become World's First Judge with Cerebral Palsy

By Nottingham Post

Inspirational Alex Hawley is on a one-man mission to become the world’s first judge with cerebral palsy.

The 29-year-old, who has to have round-the-clock care from three carers, uses an electric wheelchair and cannot write.

But, determined to make his name in law, Alex is in the fifth year of a six-year part-time degree – and will be looking for jobs as a solicitor or barrister to make his dreams come true. Now, he has been selected for the Open University’s national Life-changing Learning campaign.

“I would like to become a lawyer. I want to be an inspiration to other people in my position,” said the Ravenshead man, who already volunteers at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

Alex, who has to painstakingly dictate every word of his studies to a scribe and cannot read due to having dyslexia, said: “With all my issues, just getting a job and keeping it will be difficult. But once I manage that, hopefully, I will become a QC and a judge. With more and more disabled people out there, my total ambition is to become the first disabled judge.”

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