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DRLC is pleased to announce Kathryn L. Tucker, Esq., as its new Executive Director and Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs.  Ms. Tucker joins DRLC from the national nonprofit organization Compassion & Choices, where she worked to improve patient rights and choice at the end of life as Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs for two decades.  She also served as lead counsel in two landmark end of life care cases before the United States Supreme Court, which established the right of dying patients to aggressive pain management.

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DRLC is pleased to announce the date for our 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, November 20th at the Omni Hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles.  Join us as we recognize business leaders, political and civil rights visionaries, and those individuals who have created a profound understanding of people with disabilities.

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There are many ways to support the work of DRLC.  Law students and pro-bono student volunteers are particularly important to the organization, as they help provide much needed assistance to people with disabilities, including those with cancer or other chronic illnesses.  Each semester, students receive hands-on experience through impact litigation, individual representation, and telephone assistance training.  Additionally, all volunteers have the opportunity to enhance their research and writing skills by drafting correspondence and conducting legal research.