619 ABA Journal Disability Law articles.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is accusing a Florida attorney of defrauding at least 380 clients, most of whom have disabilities and are recipients of Medicaid or Social Security Supplemental Security Income benefits.
May 4, 2022 9:27 AM CDT
Prof who refused to use preferred pronouns gets $400K settlement
Shawnee State University in Ohio has agreed to pay philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether $400,000 and to rescind a written warning…
Apr 22, 2022 2:23 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Thursday that the United States doesn’t violate the equal protection clause by denying disability benefits to residents of Puerto Rico.
Apr 21, 2022 10:42 AM 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
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Feb 28, 2022 8:30 AM CST
Ex-BigLaw partner must pay $537M in tax fraud scheme
Paul M. Daugerdas, a former Jenkens & Gilchrist partner, lost an appeal in his tax fraud case before the 2nd U.S.…
Feb 4, 2022 3:15 PM CST
Jan 28, 2022 11:30 AM CSTruled Tuesday that an Iowa law banning mask mandates at public schools shouldn’t be read to prevent masks when needed to accommodate children’s disabilities.
Jan 26, 2022 8:40 AM CST
August Hieber created Proud to Thrive, the first program in Chicago specifically designed to provide culturally responsive legal advocacy to LGBT older adults. Hieber recognized this population is less likely to access resources because of past experiences with discrimination and worked with the Center for Disability & Elder Law to host legal clinics and train other legal professionals on how to offer services.
Dec 14, 2021 1:19 PM CST
Guardianship, also called conservatorship, is a term used when state law grants an individual decision-making power over an adult deemed incompetent or a minor child. A court-appointed guardian’s control is often limitless and can include power over their person and/or property.
Dec 1, 2021 3:00 AM CST
Suspended lawyer Alex Murdaugh faces new charges
Suspended South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, previously charged in an alleged scheme to have himself killed for insurance money, is facing 27…
Nov 19, 2021 4:14 PM CST
Nov 5, 2021 10:46 AM CDT
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
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