40 ABA Journal Attorneys with Disabilities articles.
A former Traverse City, Michigan, personal injury lawyer is entitled to continued monthly payments under his disability insurance policy because of evidence that his recurrent depression makes him unable to work as a trial attorney, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Sep 13, 2022 9:49 AM CDT
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is launching a new survey to assess how the motherhood penalty and other caregiver bias impacts the careers of female lawyers.
Sep 8, 2022 2:00 PM CDT
Aug 25, 2022 8:45 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled against a Florida lawyer who challenged her disbarment for failing to comply with mental health requirements of her conditional admission to the bar.
May 27, 2022 9:34 AM CDT
May 19, 2022 8:37 AM CDT
White male attorneys continue to constitute the highest percentages of equity partners, non-equity partners and associates at law firms, according to an ABA report released Monday.
May 16, 2022 2:35 PM CDT
A first-year student who is autistic has an accommodation to use a laptop for taking notes. He also has 14 years of experience teaching in addition to a PhD in education. He was surprised, therefore, when his criminal law professor, who prohibits technology in the classroom, asked him to sit in the back of her class so his computer would not distract others.
Apr 19, 2022 12:02 PM CDT
The ABA Board of Governors on Tuesday revised the association’s diversity policy for continuing legal education programs after the Florida Supreme Court banned course credit in the state for programs with panel “quotas.”
Apr 6, 2022 2:38 PM CDT
Nov 15, 2021 3:35 PM CST
Since March 2020, most law firms and legal organizations have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing their employees to work remotely and transition to more flexible hours. For some lawyers with disabilities, teleworking has brought significant benefits, including increased access to their clients and colleagues and to more job opportunities.
Oct 26, 2021 10:45 AM CDT
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
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
Aug 11, 2021 9:04 AM CDT