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  • 1990
  • In an effort to understand why these terms come up so frequently in the context of disability, I checked my old sixth edition of Black's Law Dictionary from law school days, published in 1990. (mediate.com)
  • organizations
  • In concluding remarks, Laszlo Gabor Lovaszy, a Committee Expert and Country Rapporteur for Bosnia and Herzegovina, urged Bosnia and Herzegovina to implement the Committee's concluding observations with as many organizations of persons with disabilities as possible, particularly those active at the local level. (ohchr.org)
  • You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. (yellowpages.com)
  • The new federal tax law, signed into effect just before Christmas by President Donald Trump, will have disastrous consequences for people with disabilities and the organizations that serve them. (accesspress.org)
  • The statement also comes at a time of heightened violence against marginalized people, including the communities affected by the political violence of last week, the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the hate crimes in Louisville based on race, and the attempted serial bombing campaign against prominent political leaders and news media organizations. (thebody.com)
  • We are proud to stand with the nation's top corporations and our sister organizations to reaffirm the importance of diversity and inclusion across all industries and demand dignity and equality for transgender people," said Richard Burns, Interim CEO, Lambda Legal. (thebody.com)
  • inclusion
  • The right to legal capacity is essential to personal well-being, social inclusion, and enjoyment of human rights because it recognizes a person's right to exercise control over their own personal, health care, and property/financial decisions. (cacl.ca)
  • The second issue was the implementation of positive discrimination measures, in which the consultation with persons with disabilities and their inclusion and participation in law and policy-making must be the necessary first step. (ohchr.org)
  • It was surprising that the report of Bosnia and Herzegovina was silent on the situation of women and girls with disabilities, Expert noted and inquired about policies and programmes in place to address multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and promote the empowerment and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities. (ohchr.org)
  • Noting that diversity and inclusion are good for business, and that discrimination significantly harms transgender people and imposes enormous productivity costs, the statement calls for respect and transparency in policy-making, and for full equality under the law. (thebody.com)
  • vulnerable
  • 16/11/07 12:Thomas Hammarberg today took part in a conference on "Human rights protection for vulnerable groups of people" in Oslo organised by the Ombudsman of Norway. (coe.int)
  • advocates
  • In North Carolina advocates have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking to block the state from cutting in-home care services to 4,000 disabled people who need extensive assistance to remain at home and out of an institution. (daa.org.uk)
  • The Commission says the report Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies is the culmination of extensive consultations held last year with victims, perpetrators, witnesses, disability advocates, policy makers and criminal justice workers. (probonoaustralia.com.au)
  • Canada's
  • The CRPD, Canada's reservation on Article 12, and the uneven access and recognition of the use of supported decision making across the country calls for ongoing dialogue and interpretation, in order to achieve a consistent and up‐to‐date legal framework at all jurisdictional levels. (cacl.ca)
  • Children
  • Prior to her work with the DNR, Heidi worked as an attorney for the Office for Civil Rights under the U.S. Department of Education where she advocated for children with disabilities. (ucdenver.edu)
  • What kind of Europe do we want to pass on to our children and young people? (eliant.eu)
  • Yet it is about the human dignity of children and young people! (eliant.eu)
  • Some children may also need a legal advocate to help ensure their access to education and other protected rights. (jcfs.org)
  • Guidance and practical tips on communicating with children and young people that have a diagnosable difficulty (PDF 8 pages, 421K) . (sra.org.uk)
  • This link between disability and capacity reflects a persistent and stigmatizing trend in the larger society, one that has contributed to such longstanding policies as the exclusion of children with disabilities from public education, which until 1975 was legal in many states. (mediate.com)
  • It would mean cuts in services that help parents keep their children with disabilities at home, in supports that keep adults with disabilities out of institutions, in medical care that keeps people with disabilities of all ages healthy, or all of the above," said Munson. (accesspress.org)
  • assisted-suicide
  • Legal Assisted Suicide Discussed as a Contributing Factor. (choiceillusionconnecticut.org)
  • Legal assisted suicide is a recipe for elder abuse. (choiceillusionconnecticut.org)
  • The poll found that the strongest opposition to assisted suicide was among Allophones, people between 18 to 29, and people in a lower income bracket. (blogspot.com)
  • The essence of the disability community's position is this: If assisted suicide is legal, some people's lives will be ended without their consent through mistakes and abuse. (cnsnews.com)
  • Where assisted suicide is legal, an heir who stands to inherit from the patient or an abusive caregiver may steer someone toward assisted suicide, may legally witness the request, may pick up the lethal dose, and in the end even give the drug because no objective witnesses are required at the death, so who would know? (cnsnews.com)
  • So there is already a legal solution to any uncomfortable death that does not endanger other people the way assisted suicide laws do. (cnsnews.com)
  • But they also don't acknowledge that it addresses a significant proportion of their whole point [regarding assisted suicide], which really calls into question why it is still being so heavily emphasized when legal treatments exist to address the same problem. (cnsnews.com)
  • 1988
  • Since 1988 Roboostoff & Kalkin has been providing individually tailored legal solutions to people who are disabled or injured. (nolo.com)
  • consultations
  • Legal Advocacy Center also provides training, consultations, information and referrals to the social services staff of Jewish Federation agencies and to other agencies as well. (jcfs.org)
  • Individuals
  • Since 1999, We Have Been Helping Individuals Fight for ERISA and Individual Long-Term Disability Benefits against Insurance Companies. (nolo.com)
  • An initial evaluation is conducted upon entering or qualifying for any Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) program. (ndsccenter.org)
  • matters
  • Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. (yellowpages.com)
  • DarrasLaw assists with long term disability litigation, long term disability appeals, insurance bad faith matters, long term care insurance and individual disability litigation. (nolo.com)
  • mental illness
  • This case involves police shootings of people with mental illness. (workers.org)
  • For many people living with a mental illness, Medicaid pays for treatment - medications, therapy, ACT teams, ARMHS services and more - that helps people recover and live well in the community. (accesspress.org)
  • In the Twin Cities NAMI has about two dozen family support groups, more than 20 support groups for people living with a mental illness, anxiety support groups, groups for veterans and other groups. (accesspress.org)
  • support
  • it also secures the right to use support to exercise legal capacity. (cacl.ca)
  • Denying people appropriate accommodation, and the support needed to return to the community, is nothing short of a breach of human rights. (probonoaustralia.com.au)
  • Commissioner Innes has called on all states and territories, as well as the Commonwealth, to introduce an holistic, over-arching disability justice strategy which would improve the lives of people with disabilities and save the community money through diversion and support. (probonoaustralia.com.au)
  • It is a basic human right for all Australians to be able to access the criminal justice system equally, but as I have discovered, dignity, respect, safety and support are all too often missing when people with disabilities are trying to access justice," he said. (probonoaustralia.com.au)
  • Medicaid
  • This includes five million fewer people enrolled in Medicaid, with an estimated 12,500 fewer people enrolled in the east metro area of the Twin Cities alone, according to the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. (accesspress.org)
  • important
  • Legal capacity means that you are allowed to make important decisions for yourself. (europa.eu)
  • What was important about this result is that a majority of people in every region or political affiliation wanted the Provincial and Federal governments to place a greater priority on access to palliative care. (blogspot.com)
  • enjoyment
  • To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution. (usg.edu)
  • Witnesses
  • No person shall be convicted of treason, except on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or confession in open court. (usg.edu)
  • Center
  • Even with the law in place, "at least half of the people shot and killed by police each year in this country have mental health problems," states a 2013 report by the Treatment Advocacy Center and National Sheriffs' Association, which assessed data from 1980 to 2008. (workers.org)
  • Heidi has also worked as an attorney for The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People. (ucdenver.edu)
  • MSKTC is a national center that works to put research into practice to serve the needs of people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries (SCI), and burn injuries (Burn). (biaoregon.org)
  • Students Underachieving Students - This technical brief from the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research discusses research conducted at Mount Sinai, that focuses on identification, assessment, and classroom modifications for students who have experienced mild brain injury resulting in underachievement in school. (biaoregon.org)
  • The Metropolitan Center for Independent Living provides many life skills classes as well as fun outings and events for people with disabilities. (accesspress.org)
  • attorney
  • No person shall be deprived of the right to prosecute or defend his own cause in any of the courts of this State, in person, by attorney, or both. (usg.edu)
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. (yellowpages.com)
  • The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or will be formed by use of the site. (nolo.com)
  • This information is not intended to be legal advice regarding your particular problem, and it is not intended to replace the work of an attorney. (osbar.org)
  • capacity
  • The right to legal capacity is generally recognized to have two components - the capacity to have rights and the capacity to act or to have power over one's personal, property and health care decisions. (cacl.ca)
  • This is called legal capacity. (europa.eu)
  • This report analyses the current international and European legal standards and compares EU Member States' laws in the area of legal capacity. (europa.eu)
  • The District Court in a Czech town Cheb ordered full restoration of legal-capacity of a woman with learning difficulties so that she could live independently. (daa.org.uk)
  • Although capacity is an issue that applies to parties who are not people with disabilities, parties with disabilities more often may be judged unfairly as lacking in capacity. (mediate.com)
  • Terms like "capacity," "competency," and their opposites are part of the legal parlance mediators draw upon in defining our own practice issues. (mediate.com)
  • The following is the only definition given: "Person who lacks legal capacity to act sui juris, or one who is physically or mentally disabled from acting in his [sic] own behalf or from pursuing occupation. (mediate.com)
  • framework
  • What would it take for a legal framework that establishes the validity of supported decision making, and incorporates the human rights principles of accommodation and respect for differences among people? (cacl.ca)
  • concern
  • While disability groups are concerned about the situation in San Francisco, of much greater concern is that the Supreme Court is likely to go much further in its ruling than even what San Francisco requests. (workers.org)
  • focuses
  • The main contribution of Disability in Islamic Law is that it focuses on people with disabilities and depicts the place and status that Islamic law has assigned to them, as well as how the law envisions their participation in religious, social and communal life. (bio-medicine.org)
  • employers
  • The Act also prohibits employers from discriminating against employees for associating or having a relationship with a disabled person or one who had a prior disability. (lawfuel.com)
  • Some employers use pre-employment medical examinations to identify and then screen out people with disabilities in the hiring process and deny them employment. (osbar.org)
  • And some employers harass or demote or even fire an employee after learning of an employee's a disability - or after forming a belief that an employee may have a disability. (osbar.org)
  • fundamental
  • This FRA report examines the conditions at Europe's southern sea borders with respect to the most fundamental rights of a person, the right to life and the right not to be sent back to torture, persecution or inhuman treatment. (europa.eu)