Los Angeles partner David Raizman co-authored an article for the California Real Property Journal titled, “How to Make Your Law Firm Accessible to People with Disabilities.”
David, a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, co-wrote the article with Andrew Mudryk of Disability Rights California and Susan Saylor, who litigates civil rights cases for the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
The authors discuss how the Americans With Disabilities Act and its California equivalents apply to law firms; the relationship between the ADA and California law, including both the Unruh Act and the Disabled Persons Act; and the prohibition by state and federal law of discrimination based on disability in the provision of legal services.
They conclude that “There are millions of people with disabilities in California, some of whom are likely to be your clients. State and federal law require that you serve them as you would clients without disabilities. Providing your services to clients with disabilities simply makes good business sense.”