Disability-Related Misconduct and the Legal Profession: The Role of the Americans with Disabilities Act
University of Pittsburgh Law Review
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.
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).
Institutional Repository Citation
Timmons, Kelly Cahill, "Disability-Related Misconduct and the Legal Profession: The Role of the Americans with Disabilities Act" (2008). Faculty Publications By Year. 461.