The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. July’s edition focuses on disabilities and diversity in the legal field, discussing topics such as accessibility, etiquette, and effective communication. This is a special issue with many of the articles authored by fellow members of the Commission on Disability Rights.
Here are some highlights from this issue:
- Why Digital Accessibility Matters to the Legal Profession: A Conversation with a Young Blind Attorney
“It is important to note that digital accessibility requires that all aspects of the digital experience be accessible, i.e. the hardware, the operating platform, the software program or application, and the data itself.”
- Serving Clients with Disabilities: An Accessibility Guide for Law Firms
“This article provides an overview of a law office’s obligations to clients with various categories of disability: sensory, mobility, cognitive and mental health, and best practices for accommodating clients with such disabilities.”
- CART: Communication Access Realtime Translation Accommodating Clients Who Have a Hearing Loss
“CART is a quick, easy, reliable and secure way to accommodate deaf and hard-of-hearing clients by providing realtime written translation of meetings, legal proceedings, and other events.”