Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Direct Legal Services

Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Direct Legal Services (intellectual, developmental, and/or psycho-social disabilities):

This session will offer some limited discussion of general language use and disability etiquette relating to the disabilities being covered in this session, as well as biases and stereotypes prevalent in popular culture. The primary focus will be on accommodations, policy modifications, and best practices when working with people with intellectual, developmental, and/or psycho-social disabilities. Physical accessibility will also be covered since people can have multiple disabilities.

We will also spend some time addressing intersectionality and things to consider when working with folks with multiple marginalized identities, including disability. This session is focused on delivery of legal services in a direct services context.

Presented by:
Alexis Alvarez, Legal Aid at Work
Silvia Yee, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

MCLE: 1 Hour Elimination of Bias

This training is produced by the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC). LAAC produces trainings designed for civil legal aid and pro bono attorneys throughout the state, bringing the experts directly to the advocates helping low-income Californians. Technology permitting, all trainings are recorded and archived for later on-demand viewing by advocates.

This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.

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