526 ABA Journal Disability Law articles.
Signatories to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works to Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled agree to adapt their domestic copyright laws to allow written works to be converted into accessible formats such as braille, large print or digital for personal use and noncommercial distribution. A total of 40 countries are party to the treaty, which also requires that the countries allow eligible people and libraries to export and import works between those countries.
Sep 1, 2018 1:20 AM CDT
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a decision to deny bar admission to a Florida Coastal law grad who contended his sleep apnea should have been accommodated as a disability during the application process.
Aug 29, 2018 6:05 AM CDT
An administrative law judge who reviewed Social Security disability cases shot and killed himself Friday morning after a 10-hour standoff with police in South Florida.
The judge, Timothy Maher, did…
Aug 24, 2018 4:34 PM CDT
Technological access for those with disabilities and curbing the school-to-prison pipeline were the focus of two resolutions brought by the Commission on Disability Rights before the ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday. Both were passed with overwhelming support.
Aug 7, 2018 1:26 PM CDT
A former partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker says the law firm failed to support him when he needed treatment for alcohol abuse, and fired him when he tried to deposit firm funds into his personal account while in a “drunken stupor.”
Jul 12, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order eliminating the exam and competitive hiring process for administrative law judges.
Jul 11, 2018 10:58 AM CDT
A federal judge in Florida has allowed a suit by a law student to go forward against the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, alleging that the board violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by requiring candidates with mental health conditions to undergo and pay for invasive procedures.
Jul 9, 2018 2:49 PM CDT
What do you know now that you wish you’d known at the start of your career? It’s a question that ABA Journal podcast host Stephanie Francis Ward loves to ask, one that can prompt incredible stories. It’s the question that inspired her to create a special series of her Asked and Answered podcast, titled Asked and Answered: Lived and Learned. In this episode, Ward speaks with Andrés Gallegos.
Jul 3, 2018 7:15 AM CDT
It's not a timeout: State laws, school policies and individualized education programs often allow involuntary confinement as a way to calm highly emotional students. Disabled and minority students are disproportionately affected by seclusion policies, which can include isolation and physical restraints.
Jul 1, 2018 1:45 AM CDT
A onetime lawyer on the lam reportedly has been offered a plea deal that would give him 27 years in prison for fleeing the country and participating in a disability bribery scheme.
May 31, 2018 12:58 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a permanent injunction blocking an Indiana law that banned abortions based on race, sex, ancestry, Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.
The Chicago-based 7th…
Apr 20, 2018 3:34 PM CDT
A wrongful death suit claims JPMorgan Chase & Co. was liable for the suicide of a broker whose depression worsened after the bank forced him to retire.
Apr 5, 2018 1:24 PM CDT
A federal magistrate judge has held the Law School Admission Council is in contempt of court for partly violating a consent decree establishing procedures to handle requests for disability accommodations on the Law School Admission Test.
Mar 6, 2018 5:27 PM CST
A father who administers cannabis vapor to his severely autistic daughter is qualified to be her guardian, a Texas judge has ruled.
Judge Brenda Hull Thompson ruled that the father,…
Mar 5, 2018 2:01 PM CST
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.
Jan 31, 2018 3:30 PM CST
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