On July 18, 2014, DRLC sent a letter to the Honorable Bob Menendez, Committee Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Honorable Bob Corker, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressing support for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In the letter, DRLC explains the significance of the CRPD, as well as the treaty's importance to the disability community.
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Legal Clinical Teaching and Continuing Education of Lawyers
DRLC is committed to educating and training the next generation of disability rights activists. The Executive Director teaches Disability Rights Law and Special Education Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and the Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center teaches Cancer Legal Rights Law. The Legal Director frequently teaches disability law/complex litigation and lawyering workshops that attorneys and DRLC staff attend. To the extent that there are valuable conferences on disability law, special education law, litigation issues, civil rights and relevant government program, DRLC often presents on timely issues or moderates a panel.
Staff attorneys give MCLE (attorney continuing education credits) on issues in our areas of expertise including: Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession; Introduction to Special Education and Special Education Law and Advocacy.