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by , 01-29-2010 at 07:35 PM (304 Views)
I was just asked to throw my hat in the ring and apply to be appointed to the American Bar Association's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. They are the group that just did the article on me.

I won't know for a while, but they are the group who lobby and advocate for laws for disabled people and make sure they get a fair shake on things

The Commission's mission is "to promote the ABA's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in the legal profession." The Commission consists of 15 members appointed by the ABA President-elect on an annual basis. It meets bi-annually at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. to map out future plans and to direct its current activities.

The ABAís Commission on the Mentally Disabled was established in 1973 to respond to the advocacy needs of persons with mental disabilities. After the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ABA broadened the Commissionís mission to serve all persons with disabilities and changed its name to the Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law (CMPDL). Today, the Commission carries out an array of projects and activities addressing disability-related public policy, disability law, and the professional needs of lawyers and law students with disabilities.

Professor of Law, Alex J. Hurder currently sits as Chair of the Commission, and John W. Parry is the Staff Director
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