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Accessing Success: Eliminating Barriers for Attorneys with Disabilities

By Sandi Tanoue on Monday, July 16th, 2018

We often hear about the importance of diversity in the legal profession.  Minorities and women are generally at the forefront of these discussions.[1] Diversity, however, encompasses more than race and gender.  It includes individuals like myself, who have disabilities.  Like most diverse groups, individuals with disabilities have faced many barriers.[2] While accessing success continues to…

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The Legal Profession’s Greatest Nemesis: Alcohol, Drugs, and Depression

By Kasim Carbide on Monday, July 17th, 2017

Although attorneys zealously represent their clients in difficult situations every day, but who helps attorneys if they’re in a difficult situation? Recently, a well known attorney in Silicon Valley overdosed on pharmaceutical drugs to the surprise of his co-workers, family, and friends, prompting concerns of drug and alcohol abuse among attorneys.[1] The general prevalence of…

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