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Pro Bono Week: Representing People With Disabilities
Date: 10/22/2012
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60632
Presented by: The Chicago Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Foundation
MCLE Credit: As of 10/21/2014, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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Everything You've Wanted to Know about Representing People with Disabilities But Were Afraid to Ask (and How to Get Involved Pro Bono)

Low-income people with disabilities are very likely to have legal problems that require the assistance of an attorney. Sometimes the disability is central to the case, as in special education, but even when the case is not strictly a disability rights case, the disability may be highly relevant. Pro bono attorneys can help in many of these cases but may hesitate to take a case because they feel uncertain about proper etiquette or are afraid of doing something wrong. This program will provide practical guidance about representing clients with disabilities on such topics as language usage, interaction and communication strategies, confidentiality, and accommodations.

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