This notice is about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (“Sheriff’s Department” or “LASD”) involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

On Monday,November 24, 2014, a federal judge granted preliminary approval to a class action settlement between inmates with mobility impairments and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

Read the full press release here

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On February 18 - 20, 2015, DRLC will speak at "The Law and Ethics of Those with Special Needs: Fair is what Fair is" conference presnted by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and the University of Arizona College of Medince - Phoenix, in Arizona.  The three-day event will explore the dynamic relationship between the law and ethics as it relates to those with special needs, as well issues on access, fairness, and basic civil rights.