American Bar Association (ABA)
Legal Education and Information
Washington DC Office
1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington, DC, 20036-5369
Distance: 952 Miles
Provides information about different types of law, the criminal justice system or other legal topics
Provides information to eliminate bias and increase diversity and inclusion throughout the legal and justice system.
* Addressing issues that stem from race and ethnicity
* Supporting disability rights for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities
* Supporting challenges facing the Latino community
* Developing supportive resources for mental, physical, and sensory disability
* Supporting women in all areas of the legal profession
NOTE: There are no direct legal services to individuals.
Resources for the public include resources, toolkits, videos and projects.
American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging strengthens and secures the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.
Online resources for consumers include:
* Lists of legal resources by state
* Handbooks, guides and brochures to help older adults with making legal decisions
For more information about the aging commission, call (202) 662-8690 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Chicago Office 321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, 60654-7598
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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TD-1600.3100-180Disability Rights Groups Definition
Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population.
TJ-3200.4500Legal Information Services Definition
Programs that provide information about specific legal problems and procedures that interested individuals can access on a website or in person, or by telephone, email, chat, text or other communication channel. Information may be in a self-serve, browsable format (for example a web resource directory or library of audio recordings) or provided by live agents with expertise in the field. Also included are legal aid services, bar associations and other programs that provide basic information about family law, landlord/tenant law, immigration law, consumer law, elder law, patient rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, the criminal justice system, the civil court system and other legal topics via workshops, classes, speaking engagements, printed materials, websites and other similar educational avenues. = Legal Education/Information
TN-0200Aging Associations Definition
Organizations whose members are individuals who work in the aging field who have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in education and training conferences, interacting with other professionals and taking advantage of other opportunities for personal and professional development. Aging associations may also set standards which relate to the qualifications and performance of members; advocate for the rights of older adults and their caregivers; promote legislation that funds research and services for this population; and provide information for members and the general public.
TN-4600Legal Associations Definition
Organizations whose members are lawyers, judges or other legal professionals who have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in legal seminars and conferences, networking with their peers, subscribing to legal journals and other publications, and taking advantage of other opportunities for professional development. Many legal associations offer assistance to members who have management or financial problems that relate to their practices, set standards which relate to the qualifications and performance of members, accept and investigate complaints from the public regarding the practices of members and maintain lawyer referral services through which citizens who require legal assistance are referred to member attorneys.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YJ-8750.0025Adults With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Adults who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.
Individuals who represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents and manage or advise clients on legal transactions. They may specialize in a single area such as such as bankruptcy, probate, international or elder law; or may practice broadly in many areas of law. Attorneys serve as both advocates and advisors in society. As advocates, they represent one of the parties in criminal and civil trials by presenting evidence and arguing in court to support their client. As advisors, they counsel their clients concerning their legal rights and obligations and suggest particular courses of action in business and personal matters. Whether acting as advocates or advisors, attorneys research the intent of laws and judicial decisions and apply the law to the specific circumstances faced by their client.