Do you work with clients with a disability? It's likely you do. Disability is the largest minority group in our society: 27% of Washington households include a person with a disability. 21% of adults in Washington have a mental illness. 14% of people over 70 and 37% of people over 90 have dementia. Given these statistics, it is likely that no matter your area of practice, you will have clients with disabilities. At times, disability can impact the attorney client relationship.
In this free seminar you will explore the way we think about and talk about disability and then will apply those perspectives through practical scenarios involving the Rules of Professional Conduct. You will learn practical and ethical considerations to improve your representation of clients with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, dementia, brain injuries, and other disabilities.
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Monday, September 29, 2014.
Ethical Representation of Clients with Disabilities
WSBA Legal Lunchbox Series
September 30, 2014
11:30 a.m. Webcast Check in Opens
(It is a good idea to check in early, in case of technical issues)
12:00 p.m. Webcast Begins
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
David Carlson - Director of Legal Advocacy, Disability Rights Washington, Seattle
Stacie Siebrecht - Associate Director of Legal Advocacy, Disability Rights Washington, Seattle
Free to all WSBA members. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Monday, September 29, 2014.
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