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Living with my husband has taught me how many and how unbelievably stupid are the assumptions and habits that we need to unlearn about people with disabilities.
Tragically, yes, they can. Here’s how you can help protect their rights.
Ensure that everyone can use your website—and increase the likelihood of landing your next case.
What are the essential functions of the job in question, and what is a reasonable accommodation?
Get to know the laws that promote employment and reemployment for veterans with disabilities.
Understand how best to work with mentally disabled clients given the symptoms and behaviors they may present.
Consider how accessible your practice is to potential clients and employees with various disabilities.
How does the law distinguish between a service dog and other dogs, and are certain breeds not protected?
Learn how to help clients navigate the long process of filing and receiving Social Security disability benefits.
What options are available to clients who have a special needs heir, legatee, or beneficiary?
New accountability systems are essential to helping more students with disabilities earn high school diplomas.
Everyone facing accessibility barriers should be able to access and use the Internet and its resources.
A variety of speech-recognition tools can help people with challenges using a keyboard and mouse.
Medicalization, policy, and law too often block the sexual and reproductive autonomy of disabled people.
Misuses of genetic information pervade the media, legal, consumer, and medical realms.
There are three categories of relief to block a bad trustee handling your client’s assets.
U.S. equal employment opportunity and diversity tools do not always work well abroad.
How to force the government’s hand in resolving a wrongful death claim involving Medicare payments.
Ethics rules do apply to lawyers’ online activities such as blogs, Facebook pages, and LinkedIn profiles.
Setting preferences and creating shortcuts on Apple products can help those with vision, hearing, and other physical impairments.
Technological advances are making communication easier for deaf and hard of hearing attorneys—and clients.
Mobile technology can mitigate the impairments of vision, hearing, memory, and mobility that come with age.
To achieve your goals, a little faith and positive attitude go a long way.
Immigration lawyers doing pro bono work routinely witness the best and worst in all of us.
Check out these ABA books, CLE programs, and web resources for advice on disability law.
Next year the Division will focus on R.O.I.: Re-examine your practice; Outfit yourself with skills and tools; and Initiate something in your practice and life.
Attend our Spring Meeting in Las Vegas to learn exciting new ideas to help you better serve your clients and increase your practice base.