Attorneys, also called lawyers, have a unique role in the opportunities, obligations and challenges of American life. Attorneys advise their clients about issues in their fields of legal specialization, including disability law and administrative law, civil rights law, consumer law, construction law, corporate law, criminal law, elder law, employment law, environmental law, family law, government law, health law, insurance law, intellectual property law, securities law, school law, social security law and tax law.
Disability law is a broad field of expertise that often interfaces with other areas of legal specialization. Some lawyers focus upon disability insurance law and the policy claims of individuals. Other lawyers are concerned with public policies that impact the community of people with disabilities, and coordinate their activities with nonprofit organizations and advocacy groups. A third group of lawyers specializes in litigation and other legal interventions that protect individuals against acts of discrimination on the basis of disability. People with disabilities are recognized as a protected class under Federal civil rights laws that include the Air Carrier Access Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Telecommunications Act and the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act.
In selecting an attorney who specializes in disability law, you’ll want to use the same rigorous standards that you use in the selection of any other professional. American lawyers receive a J.D. degree after completing college, a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and passing a state examination known as “the bar”. Some lawyers pursue further, specialized education through a research program that awards an L.L.M. degree.
Formal credentials are important distinctions. However, these credentials should be considered within the context of professional experience. When possible, it’s probably best to find an attorney whose personality is a good “fit” with your own. You may want tough enforcement of your legal rights, but the issues that you discuss with your lawyer will certainly be personal and may feel sensitive.A preliminary consultation can clarify legal issues, provide information about fees, and help you to assess your comfort with the person across the desk.
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