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Disability Rights and Issues

Created in 1992

Purpose

To study the concerns of Texas lawyers with disabilities, as well as clients and members of the public, and make recommendations to the State Bar Board of Directors concerning ways in which the role of people with disabilities in Texas can be enhanced by improvement in programs and initiatives sponsored by the State Bar.

2021-2022 Projects and Objectives

  • To inform current Texas law students on reasonable accommodations in the classroom and on examinations.

  • To facilitate the creation of a coalition of lawyers to assist other lawyers who need reasonable accommodations in the courtroom.

  • To inform lawyers on mental health and self-care.

  • To inform members of the Texas general public on courtroom access.

Chair
Daphne Silverman
Austin

Staff Contact
Erica Grigg
Director of Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program
(512) 427-1455

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