Why Hire Lawyers with Disabilities?

Why should employers prioritize hiring lawyers with disabilities? In honor of the 30th anniversary of the ADA and the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the ABA and LSAC spoke with a diverse group of legal professionals to demonstrate why disability inclusion is so vital.

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Accessibility at Work and in Our Digital Lives

NDEAM 2019 Panel

On October 15th, 2019, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the ABA Commission on Disability Rights hosted a training on inclusive technology.

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Disability Issues in Education and Employment Law

The 5th National Conference examines disability issues that arise in both employment and education law.

Paul G. Hearne Award

Each year the ABA and Commission honor an individual or organization that advances the rights of people with disabilities.

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Champions for Disability Inclusion

The CDR will recognize a law firm or corporation that have made measurable progress in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement to leadership positions of lawyers with disabilities.

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The CDR Spotlight is a feature that highlights an attorney or law student with a disability who is an asset to the profession.

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Lawyering with Disabilities

CDR Chair Denise Avant spoke in a live webinar, "Lawyering with Disabilities: Reasonable Accommodations and Access Needs," hosted by India-based LawSikho, addressing what it means to be an attorney with a disability. Watch the webinar archive for free on YouTube!