Bar News - October 6, 2006
Information Available for Attorneys with Disabilities
Lawyers with disabilities face the same barriers to employment as people with disabilities in other jobs. A recent fact sheet from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reviews the most common types of accommodations such lawyers may need.
Such accommodations should remove workplace barriers that might otherwise keep qualified attorneys from competing for jobs, performing jobs or gaining access to the benefits of employment.
The fact sheet was issued by the EEOC after its First National Conference on the Employment of Attorneys with Disabilities, held earlier this year in Washington, DC. and can be found at www.eeoc.gov/facts/accommodations-attorneys.html.