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Representing Clients with Disabilities in the Welfare Context: How to Use the Law to Help Clients with Disabilities Access Public Benefits

Date: September 13, 2012

This session first offers tips for recognizing and working with clients with disabilities. Then, it will also provide an overview of the legal framework for disability advocacy in the welfare context. Finally, it examines selected welfare issues and how they impact clients with disabilities. This will include, for example, reasonable accommodations, the application process, the work requirements and the rules relating to drug and alcohol use. This session examines both administrative advocacy and litigation.

Date of original presentation: 09/13/2012

Presenters: Don Friedman (Empire Justice Center), Susan Welber (The Legal Aid Society), Maureen Kieffer (Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York)

Viewing time: 1 hour 19 minutes

CLE Credit: 1.0 Skills, 0.5 Professional Practice

Cost for viewing this training if CLE credit is requested: $60.00 for Not-for-Profit Agencies; $90.00 for Private Practice Attorneys. There is no charge for viewing this training unless CLE credit is requested.

Financial Hardship Policy available upon request. Contact Michelle Peterson, Training Coordinator.

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State cannot receive CLE credit for online training.

If you are an attorney who is not licensed in New York State and want CLE credit, please check to see if your state allows New York State CLE credits to be applied to your state's CLE requirements.

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