Jobs and Internships

DREDF-Hosted Attorney Fellow Applications Due Monday, July 24!

June 22, 2017
DREDF-Hosted Attorney Fellow Applications Due Monday, July 24!
The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, located in Berkeley, California seeks candidates for collaboration on Skadden, Equal Justice Works (EJW), and other public interest fellowship applications for the two year period beginning fall 2018.  Such fellowships offer recent law graduates an invaluable opportunity for entry-level training in various aspects of public interest law practice.

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Educational Equity Parent Advocate for Community Parent Resource Center

November 2, 2016
Summary: Through training and individual assistance, the Educational Equity Parent Advocate assists, educates, supports, and encourages parents from isolated and traditionally un-served families to become effective advocates for their children with disabilities so that they can make informed decisions as a member of school IEP teams. The Educational Equity Parent Advocate must have a strong connection to the community served and be knowledgeable about resources, services and supports for families.

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Judge Rules Social Security Administration Must Accommodate Blind Beneficiaries

April 24, 2008
San Francisco, California — On Wednesday, April 23, 2008, Judge William Alsup of the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the US Social Security Administration (SSA) must accommodate the real and legitimate needs of people with visual impairments who receive benefits from SSA. The agency is required under the Rehabilitation Act and the due process clause, the ruling states, to provide communications in formats that are accessible to these beneficiaries.

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