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Persons with disabilities should not be “inspiring” or be required to “overcome” their disability to be a member of the Florida Bar. No other population needs to proffer its superstars to become eligible to be a lawyer. The ADA’s intent was to open the door and create a level playing field so anyone who has the intellectual ability and required ethical standards to be able to practice law should be able to do so. As a profession, we need to examine our practice, our rules, and our profession to remove attitudinal barriers and accept each other as equals.
Claudio deserved this award because of what he did, not because of his disability.
A CALL TO ACTION SUMMIT By: Sharon Langer Attorneys agree that accessibility is not only the law but a good practice. On November 7, 2014, 35 attorneys from Miami Dade’s local Bar Associations gathered to learn about how to choose venues for their functions that are accessible and welcoming to all. Why is this… Read More »