Legal Services to Persons With Disabilities Committee - Description

The Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committee has approximately 50 member lawyers who practice throughout the commonwealth. The committee's goal is to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to legal representation.

The committee actively reviews legal issues and legislation affecting individuals with disabilities and, when appropriate, drafts and recommends resolutions to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors.

The committee, together with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, has been instrumental in establishing a lawyer referral panel to provide legal representation to client with disabilities in a wide array of legal matters.

Lawyers wishing to become a member of the Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committee must be licensed members of the bar and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Committee meetings are held several times a year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please plan on attending the next meeting. For more information, contact Committee Chair Andrea Farney at (717) 299-6300 or Louann Bell, ext. 2276, at the Pennsylvania Bar Association (717) 238-6715 or (800) 932-0311.