Disability Law Section

The section serves as a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing in the area of disability rights or who have an interest in building a disability rights practice. The section offers continuing legal education and a forum for advancing disability rights.

Legal Aid Society
300 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37201
Immediate Past Chair
Legal Aid Society of Middle...
PO Box 5209
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Law Office of Donna Simpson
PO Box 2327
Cookeville, TN 38502

Disability Conference Brings Rights Groups Together

The 13th annual Tennessee Disability MegaConference took place in Nashville last week. A number of groups, including the Special Needs Law Center and The Arc Tennessee, presented awards to those who have made significant contributions to promote community inclusion for people with disabilities. A new Family Support Award was presented to Lloyd and Lillian Finney of Hermitage, who have shown an exemplary commitment in supporting their adult disabled child. Read more about the conference.

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Families of Disabled to Benefit from ABLE Act

Families of those with disabilities are now one step closer to saving more money for medical costs with tax-free earnings, Chattanoogan.com reports. Gov. Haslam on Monday signed the Tennessee ABLE Act into law, giving the state treasurer authority to create tax-advantaged investment plans to help families save money for a variety of qualifying expenses. Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr. says the law will go into effect July 1 and his department plans to have the program operational by Jan. 1, 2016.

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