Lawyers with disabilities edit book

The graphic is a book cover for "Lawyers, Lead On: Lawyers with Disabilities Share Their Insights"
Book Cover

“Lawyers, Lead On: Lawyers with Disabilities Share Their Insights” is  a new book edited by Carrie G. Basas, Rebecca S. Williford, and Stephanie L. Enyart.  The Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law is the sponsoring entity.

It is described in an ABA news release as “an inspiring collection of letters of encouragement and advice from lawyers with disabilities. The book features authors with a range of experiences that honor different perspectives on work and disability, including people with non-apparent disabilities, people of color, women, LGBT lawyers, older lawyers, and others. Their moving stories help foster a cross-disability community and offer hope and encouragement to students, young lawyers and all who face adversity in the legal profession.”

Chapter titles include: “The Transition to Law School”; “Disability and Disclosure”; “Disability Identity”; “The Foundation of a Meaningful Career”; “Awareness Building in the Profession”; and “Reflections on the Disability Rights Movement”.

It is available at the American Bar Association Web Store.

M.G. Stroh is the Executive Director of DisAbility Rights Washington and Editor of DisAbility Rights Galaxy. He has been a disability rights advocate for thirty plus years. Prior to moving to Washington state in January of 1990, he worked for the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service and Arc Of Michigan for thirteen years. He was born and raised in Indiana.