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Finding an Attorney or Legal Advocate

Sometimes people with ADHD experience discrimination or difficulty receiving disability services or accommodations either at work, school or other settings and may need to enlist the help of an attorney or legal advocate to secure these services or accommodations. When looking for an attorney or legal advocate, it is important to find one with experience in disability rights. Below are some suggestions on how to find an attorney who has experience with disability law:

American Bar Association (ABA) Directory of State and Local Bar Associations
Contact your local bar association and seek out a lawyer specializing in disability rights.

National Disability Rights Network (aka Protection and Advocacy & Client Assistance)
The National Disability Rights Network (aka P&A/CAP System) comprises the nationwide network of congressionally mandated, legally based disability rights agencies. They can provide legal advocacy for persons with disabilities in certain civil―not criminal―legal matters.

Special Needs Alliance (SNA)
A national, nonprofit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisers rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
LSC is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation which funds 134 independent nonprofit legal aid programs providing legal assistance to low-income individuals and families throughout the United States.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit peer-to-peer network of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals dedicated to protecting and enforcing legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families at the national, state and local levels.


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