DRLC is pleased to announce Kathryn L. Tucker, Esq., as its new Executive Director and Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs. Ms. Tucker joins DRLC from the national nonprofit organization Compassion & Choices, where she worked to improve patient rights and choice at the end of life as Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs for two decades. She also served as lead counsel in two landmark end of life care cases before the United States Supreme Court, which established the right of dying patients to aggressive pain management.
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Legal Clinical Teaching and Continuing Education of Lawyers
DRLC is committed to educating and training the next generation of disability rights activists. The Executive Director teaches Disability Rights Law and Special Education Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and the Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center teaches Cancer Legal Rights Law. The Legal Director frequently teaches disability law/complex litigation and lawyering workshops that attorneys and DRLC staff attend. To the extent that there are valuable conferences on disability law, special education law, litigation issues, civil rights and relevant government program, DRLC often presents on timely issues or moderates a panel.
Staff attorneys give MCLE (attorney continuing education credits) on issues in our areas of expertise including: Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession; Introduction to Special Education and Special Education Law and Advocacy.