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

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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