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
Immediate Past Chair
Legal Aid Society of Middle...
PO Box 5209
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(865)483-8454
Vice-Chair
Law Office of Donna Simpson
PO Box 2327
Cookeville, TN 38502
(931)526-2933

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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UT Law Education Practicum Honored by disABILITY Center

Two of the driving forces behind the University of Tennessee College of Law’s Education Law Practicum were recently honored by the disABILITY Resource Center (DRC) for their work in the community. Distinguished Professor of Law Dean Hill Rivkin, community cooperating attorney Brenda McGee, a 1984 graduate of UT Law, and the Education Law Practicum and its six classes of students were all presented with the Advocate Award at the Spirit of ADA Award Celebration.

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