Disability Law

509 ABA Journal articles on Disability Law.

Contempt motion filed over handling of ADA accommodations for LSAT
Almost four years after the Law School Admission Council entered a consent decree involving allegations that it flagged LSAT scores of individuals with disabilities who sought extended time accommodations, a California agency has filed a contempt motion against the LSAC.
BARBRI settles suit by blind law students who alleged bar prep materials weren’t fully accessible

BARBRI has agreed to make its online bar-review products more accessible to blind and vision-impaired students as part of a consent decree in a disability suit.

The suit settled this…

State AG’s office won’t stop 6th grader from taking medical marijuana at school

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and a Chicago suburban school district reached a temporary agreement to allow a sixth grade student to use her medical marijuana prescription on school grounds…

Students at top law schools ask for more mental health support
Today’s law students may be more open about discussing their mental health issues than previous generations, but law schools still draw many Type A individuals, frequently on a never-ending quest for perfection.
Surpassing expectations, defying labels: Life as a deaf attorney and working mother
Melissa Felder Zappala relates the challenges in work-life balance she faces as a deaf attorney and working mother.
Attorneys with disabilities make success accessible
Prominent lawyers with disabilities have smoothed the road for the next generation, aided by the Americans with Disabilities Act, new technology and a shift in societal attitudes.
Protecting digital accessibility ensures equal rights for disabled people
Disability community activists use social media to spread the message of equality, opportunity, justice and inclusion. Disabled people and their lawyers use the law to guarantee websites, mobile applications, kiosks and other technologies are available and accessible to everyone.
Disability rights movement’s legislative impact sprang from on-campus activism
Throughout many years, disability rights activism has flourished through programs that advocate independence and provide young people opportunities to discuss with peers how laws could improve their lives.
Fugitive lawyer who pleaded guilty in $550M disability fraud scheme is captured in Honduras
Updated: A lawyer has been captured in Honduras after fleeing the United States to avoid sentencing for bribing an administrative law judge to obligate the government to pay more than $550 million in lifetime disability payments.
McDonald’s, Kmart among 4 companies to settle federal ADA suits over website and app access

Four companies have settled lawsuits that claimed they violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to make their websites and apps easily accessible to blind people.

The companies…

Law firm settles lawyer’s claim it failed to accommodate her claustrophobia

A law firm has settled a disability claim by a former associate in Philadelphia who alleged the firm failed to accommodate her claustrophobia.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin confirmed…

Judge tosses contract between death row exoneree and his lawyer

A federal judge voided a contract between a North Carolina death row exoneree and his lawyer last week, an unusual move in a high-profile case that has highlighted the emotional…

Movie patron who can’t see or hear wins appellate ruling in bid for tactile interpreter
A federal appeals court is giving a deaf and blind man a chance to argue he was entitled to a tactile interpreter at a Cinemark theater.
Lainey Feingold: Negotiating better access for the disabled
The word compliance is frequently used in legal matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. But Lainey Feingold says simply meeting the law’s standard is not enough.
Haben Girma: Leading the way for people with disabilities
Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate, has limited hearing and vision and refers to herself as “Deafblind.”

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