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July 30, 2023 Upcoming in the July/August Issue of GPSolo Magazine

Disabilities in the Law and in Law Practice

By Randi Brent Starrett

Lawyers, especially solo and small firm lawyers, are known for helping people during difficult times in their lives. Individuals living with disabilities face numerous challenges—in their workplaces, in schools, in courts, and in the everyday world.

GPSolo magazine’s July/August 2023 issue, “Disabilities in Law and in Law Practice,” includes articles to assist lawyers in representing clients with disabilities, including those with mental disabilities in the criminal justice system, those challenged with diminished capacity, and those with workplace discrimination claims. Other articles include ones to assist lawyers with disabilities, including articles on tech tools and disability insurance protection. Also included are articles on practicing law as an attorney with disabilities and including persons with disabilities. In reference to the court system, included is also an article on increasing accessibility for disabled individuals.

Feature articles in this issue include:

  • Disability Law 101
  • Practicing Law as an Attorney with a Disability: The Hill Was Not Too Steep to Climb
  • Individuals with Mental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Workplace Discrimination Claims for Disabled Individuals under the ADA
  • Roll a Mile on His Wheels: How to Include Persons with Disabilities
  • Understanding Disability Insurance Protection for Lawyers
  • Advocating for Disabled Minors: A Brief Discussion on Special Education Law
  • Accessibility in Our Courts for Disabled Individuals: Everyone Has the Power to Increase Accessibility in the Courthouse
  • Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Tech Tools to Aid Lawyers with Disabilities
  • Attorney Disciplinary Cases: The Toll on Lawyer Respondents
  • S Corporation Status for Solo Law Firms

This issue also includes a Ready Resources column focused on ABA books devoted to disabilities and the law, along with GPSolo’s regular practice management and technology columns. Of special note is “The Chair’s Corner,” in which Chair-Elect Henry Hamilton III announces the launch of the GPSolo Division’s Scott LaBarre Disability Law Committee, named in honor of the 2022–2023 GPSolo Chair, who was a disability rights activist both in his daily life and in his law practice.

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Randi Brent Starrett is an attorney in Orlando, Florida, and has been an active member of the ABA for more than 30 years. She currently serves as Florida chair of ABA State Membership, secretary of the ABA Judicial Division Lawyers Conference, and a member of the ABA Nominating Committee. She is also a fellow of the Young Lawyers Division and the American Bar Foundation.

Published in GPSolo eReport, Volume 12, Number 12, July 2023. © 2023 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association. The views expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the American Bar Association or the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.

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