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Founded in 1975, Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) is a 501C-3 non-profit, public interest advocacy organization that champions the civil rights of people with disabilities through education, advocacy, and litigation.

Our Programs

Disability Rights Legal Center

Disability Rights Legal Center

Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) is the oldest program that provides disability rights advocacy by providing free legal assistance to people with disabilities experiencing discrimination in violation of their civil rights. The program brings high impact, high visibility cases in state and federal courts to protect and to expand the rights of this community. These cutting-edge cases raise public awareness and ensure people with disabilities are able to participate fully in society throughout their life span. DRLC’s Advocacy program also works to remove barriers to full participation by people with disabilities in schools, healthcare facilities, custodial settings and public spaces.

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Cancer Legal Resource Center

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) provides information through its national telephone assistance line, outreach programs and community activities to educate and support cancer patients, their families, healthcare professionals and advocates on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing healthcare and government benefits, taking medical leave and estate planning. For a person with a cancer diagnosis, these issues often result in worry and confusion, which can be overwhelming. When information is readily accessible, quality outcomes for patient survivorship improve as stress and anxiety decrease.

Your support is essential to DRLC because it enables the organization to continue establishing important rights and liberties for people with disabilities. Please consider donating, volunteering or participating in pro bono opportunities. For more information on the above, including student externships and internships, please click here.

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