Title

Disability-Related Misconduct and the Legal Profession: The Role of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Publication Title

University of Pittsburgh Law Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Abstract

The issue of disability-related misconduct arises frequently in both employment cases and lawyer-discipline cases. Employees who are discharged for misconduct often argue that their misconduct was causally connected to a disability. Similarly, lawyers facing sanctions for violating professional responsibility rules often claim that their misconduct was disability-related. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination because of disability, applies in both scenarios. Title I governs the employment context, and Title II covers public services, which include state disciplinary proceedings against lawyers.

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Recommended Citation

Kelly Cahill Timmons, Disability-Related Misconduct and the Legal Profession: The Role of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 69 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 609 (2008).

DOI

10.5195/lawreview.2008.109

Volume

69

Issue

3

First Page

609

Last Page

636

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