October 05, 2011

UCP - Understanding Disabilities Creating Opportunities - Center for Professional Responsibility


Understanding Disabilities Creating Opportunities


February 1, 2000

Mr. Sherwin P. Simmons, Chairman
Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice
Center for Professional Responsibility
American Bar Association
541 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611-3314

Dear Mr. Simmons:

On behalf of the UCP of Berkshire County, Massachusetts and its 500 members, I would like to express our support for the consideration of multidisciplinary practices by the American Bar Association.

People with developmental disabilities and their families need a variety of services for many different reasons. It would be very beneficial for them to access those services at one location. Easier and better access for people with disabilities to legal services is detrimental to insure that their legal rights are upheld.

We hope there is more flexibility for board certified attorneys to participate in multidisciplinary practices.

Christine DiMaggio, M.Ed.
Executive Director