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AIDD Law Clinic

The Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)  law clinic will introduce students to independent case management skills with a focus on client interviewing, legal analysis, drafting legal documents, motion practice, courtroom presentation, and professionalism. Students will actively advocate on behalf of clients with disabilities whose legal rights have been usurped. The clinic will simultaneously educate students while protecting disabled client’s rights. Students will learn the procedural, practical and ethical elements that arise as a result of discrimination in the areas of employment, education, government services, private business accommodations and housing, guardian advocacy, and guardianship counseling. Students will provide legal counseling and representation to assist clients in gaining and /or maintaining public benefits.

Clinic Prerequisites

  • All required first-year classes and Professional Responsibility

Faculty

Susan Hofstetter
The School Board of Broward County, FL
Ft Lauderdale, FL

Felicia Jordan
Disability Rights Florida
Hollywood, FL

Michelle Kenney
GAPS Legal, PLLC
Sunrise, FL

Ed O'Sheehan
Shutts & Bowen LLP
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Eloisa Roses Ramos
Guardianship Programs at Barry University
Miami Shores, FL

Audra Simovitch
Law Office of Audra Simovitch, PA
Boca Raton, FL

Tim Arcaro
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law
Davie, FL

Olga Torres
NSU Shepard Broad College of Law
Davie, FL

Held each spring, the AIDD Roundtable and Conference provides an opportunity for the community to gather with renowned judges, legal professionals, advocates, and representatives for persons with special needs to explore best practices and assess community interests while focusing on making a positive impact on the community of Adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.

Event Information

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