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.

Chair
Legal Aid Society
300 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)780-7119
Vice-Chair
Law Office of Donna Simpson
PO Box 2327
Cookeville, TN 38502
(931)526-2933

Proposed 'Rule 30' Changes Could Impact Hearing-impaired Reporter

In an opinion published in the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, hearing-impaired journalist Brian Mosely asserts the proposed Rule 30 changes, regulating how reporters may use electronic devices in the courtroom, will prevent him from doing his job because he relies on his smart phone to record proceedings. New regulations prohibiting cell phones and the use of any audio or video devices without prior approval from the judge have already taken effect in Sumner County.

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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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