On July 22, 2014, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the CRPD. ABA President James R. Silkenat sent a letter expressing support for the treaty.
The Supreme Court has ruled in the case Hall v. Florida finding that the state had adopted too rigid a cutoff in deciding who is to be spared the death penalty due to intellectual disability.
The Commission on Disability Rights is leading the effort to have legal employers sign the Pledge, affirming their commitment to diversity.
ABA unanimously adopts policy urging entities that administer law school admission tests to provide appropriate accommodations for test-takers with disabilities and to halt flagging of accommodated scores.
Find state and local bar entities that assist lawyers with disabilities or handle substantive areas of disability law.
Information on accommodations and character and fitness queries, including applicable state laws and cases.