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

Hawkins Judge Seeks More Space for Programs

Hawkins County leaders agreed Tuesday to make more space available for two programs that are helping reduce jail expenses by providing treatment to offenders with addiction and mental health issues. Judge J. Todd Ross addressed the County Commission's Buildings Committee to request that a custodian office in the Justice Center be converted into extra space for his Drug Court. Hawkins County’s Recovery Court and Frontier Health’s Community Justice programs have been sharing an office in the Justice Center across from Sessions Court. The Times News has more.

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Appeals Court Affirms $3 Million Judgment Against MTSU

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has affirmed a $3 million judgment against Middle Tennessee State University after its original decision in the case was reversed by the Tennessee Supreme Court. In 2011, Jim Ferguson — an ex-maintenance worker who is of Japanese-American ancestry — sued MTSU for disparate treatment, malicious harassment and retaliation, alleging he was given work that exceeded doctor's orders after he filed a discrimination complaint. The Nashville Post has more (subcription required).

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