Washington implements guardianship reforms

All nonprofessional guardians for people with disabilities in Washington State will be required to undergo on-line training and have their licenses periodically renewed, under a new bill that went into effect July 22. Prior to filing a petition, prospective guardians…

Barney Frank bill back in Congress

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has reintroduced a bill that would create new restrictions on class action lawsuits filed by federally funded entities against facilities housing people with disabilities. The bill would create a time-limited avenue for residents with disabilities, through…

DRW launches “Questions of Discrimination”

Disability Rights Washington’s video “Questions of Discrimination” criticizes the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) exam questions that single out applicants with mental health disabilities and ask for treatment records. . .

DRW launches “Questions of Discrimination”

“Questions of Discrimination” a new documentary by Disability Rights Washington (DRW) reveals the mental health bias and stigma inherent in the process used to decide who is fit to become a lawyer.  In Washington State as in many other states,…

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ABA pledge passes the century mark

More than 100 legal employers nationwide have signed the American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law one-page pledge to promote disability diversity in the legal profession. A variety of advocacy law groups, law firms, law schools and…