Attorneys with Disabilities
30 ABA Journal Attorneys with Disabilities articles.
Attorneys often must take affirmative steps to ensure that they can communicate effectively with clients with limited English proficiency or with those with noncognitive physical disabilities, such as a hearing or a speech impairment.
Oct 6, 2021 10:03 AM CDT
Lawyer Derek Bolka credits an American Bar Association internship for kick-starting his career at Accenture, an information technology services company, where he is now an inaugural fellow of a legal program for lawyers with disabilities.
Oct 5, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor thinks back to her first year of law school, she wishes someone would have told her not to be afraid to ask more questions.
Sep 29, 2021 3:58 PM CDT
Throughout the summit’s four days of programming, registrants can attend five CLE programs; four TED-style talks; three workshops on critical diversity equity and inclusion issues; and a fireside discussion Sept. 29 with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sep 22, 2021 11:51 AM CDT
There's a business case to be made for hiring attorneys with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and other neurological differences. Businesses have long touted out-of-the-box thinking, but cookie-cutter hiring practices don't tend to result in diversity of thought. A legal professional who quite literally thinks differently can be an invaluable part of a team.
Aug 11, 2021 9:04 AM CDT
Sacramento, California, lawyer Scott Johnson has filed more than a thousand disability access complaints in the San Francisco Bay Area since his May 2019 indictment on tax charges.
Jun 23, 2021 9:38 AM CDT
Federal judge strikes down ban on assault weapons
Citing the Second Amendment, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District of California struck down California’s ban on assault weapons…
Jun 7, 2021 4:03 PM CDT
The New York State Board of Law Examiners has sovereign immunity from a lawsuit claim by a Harvard Law School graduate who sued over failure to accommodate her anxiety-related disability, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Apr 30, 2021 10:47 AM CDT
Senator wants to know whether FBI probe of Kavanaugh was ‘fake’
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland should help facilitate Senate oversight into whether the FBI conducted a “politically constrained and…
Mar 16, 2021 4:21 PM CDT
Mar 4, 2021 10:01 AM CST
More minorities are getting hired as associates, but law firm leadership is mostly white and male because of a diversity “bottleneck” and higher rates of minority attrition, according to an ABA survey report released Tuesday.
Feb 17, 2021 12:51 PM CST
To many, it may seem ironic that a deaf judge presides over hearings. Although I navigate the world as a South Asian Muslim woman with hearing loss, seeing my disability as my power is what shaped my path to law.
Oct 1, 2020 2:30 AM CDT
A federal judge has chastised the Kentucky “Bar Bureaucracy” for its treatment of a bar applicant diagnosed with bipolar disorder, even as he tossed her lawsuit alleging violations of disability law and the equal protection clause.
Sep 1, 2020 2:36 PM CDT
A former legal assistant at Kirkland & Ellis alleges that the law firm discriminated based on age when it fired a group of older litigation support workers and made them reapply for new positions in a “sham process.”
Aug 17, 2020 11:04 AM CDT
A lawsuit has accused Reed Smith of wrongly firing a lawyer after a “discriminatory chain of perceptions and events” stemming from a concussion that the lawyer received while on vacation.
Aug 6, 2020 3:27 PM CDT
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