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Practice Areas

DRLC maintains specialized programs that focus on areas of pressing concern to the disability community. Our client base includes people with all types of disabilities; people affected by cancer and HIV; children and students with disabilities; medically fragile children and people with terminal illness.

DRLC practice areas include:

Cancer Rights Program

Civil Rights Program

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, law enforcement, jails, juvenile halls, etc.
  • Special Education focusing on systemic discrimination, physical access (including due process hearings)
  • 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:

  • Criminal
  • 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)
  • Trusts/Wills/Estates/Conservatorships
  • Traffic/Parking Violations

DLRC uses the rule of law to strengthen the capacity and power of the disability community.