“The horizon recedes as we advance” was a phrase often quoted by Loyola Law School Dean Emeritus Gerald “Gerry” McLaughlin. Dean McLaughlin was a stalwart friend of Disability Rights Legal Center and a founder of the Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC), who passed away on April 12, 2015.
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Civil Rights Programs
All clients of the following programs are people with disabilities. DRLC focuses on underserved communities within the disability community, within both rural and urban areas, and works with marginalized disability populations such as students living in remote areas or custodial facilities, students of color, and people who are experiencing homelessness and/or have mental health conditions. For more information about DRLC's Civil Rights Programs, please click the links below.
Services We Provide
We provide legal representation for the following types of cases:
- Discrimination/Mistreatment/Harassment on the basis of disability in housing, transportation, public places, schools, telecommunications, etc.
- Special Education (including due process hearings and IEP meetings)
- Discrimination/Mistreatment/Harassment based on the use of a service animal
- Failure to receive reasonable accommodation
Services We Do Not Provide
We do not provide legal representation for the following types of cases:
- Employment (except through our HIV Law and Policy Project)
- Domestic Violence or Harassment
- Personal Injury
- Consumer Fraud
- Applications or Appeals for Public Benefits (this includes representation at administrative hearings)
- Traffic/Parking Violations