The Committee on Disability Rights shall consider any and all matters pertaining to legal issues affecting people with disabilities, including but not limited to (a) development, promotion, analysis and/or comment on proposed, pending or existing legislation, regulations, or governmental policies or procedures, (b) education of the legal community, government and the general public, (c) provision of forum for discussion of important public issues, and (d) involvement in law reform activities.
This Committee was established on June 1, 1982 and is co-chaired by Alison Morris, Esq. and Joseph Ranni. Esq.
Disability Law and Practice
2017 Recipient of ACLEA’s “Award of Professional Excellence” in Publication
This three-book series draws on the practical experience of the authors and editors whose representation serves individuals and groups who have traditionally faced barriers in many aspects of life. Each standalone volume focuses on a particular area of disability law and includes chapters on ethics and resources for the practitioner. They are a valuable resource for all practitioners whether they work regularly in the field of disabilities or as part of their pro bono practice.
Nancy Maurer, Esq.
Simeon Goldman, Esq.
Special Education, Assistive Technology and Vocational Rehabilitation
Financial and Health Care Benefits and Future Planning
Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Law, Litigation and Attorney Fees
New York City Bar and New York State Bar Associations Joint Task Force on Service Animals in NYS
By Mark H. Leeds, Esq. (Updated July 2017)