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35years IMPACT

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DRLC
Disablity Rights Legal Center
www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org

*Photo is the American Sign Language sign for impact.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Charles D. Siegal, Esq. DRLC PRESIDENT Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Christopher Heck, Esq DRLC VICE PRESIDENT Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin LLP Michael McDonough, Esq. DRLC SECRETARY Bingham McCutchen, LLP Elizabeth M. Matthias, Esq. DRLC TREASURER Southern California Edison Tim Alger, Esq. Google, Inc. Saralea Altman DRLC founder Jerry Beckman First Private Bank & Trust Robyn Bladow, Esq. Kirkland & Ellis, LLP Ed Burg, Esq. Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP Kimberly Deck, Esq. Enzo DerBoghossian, Esq. Proskauer Rose, LLP Deborah P. Felt, Esq. BP America, Inc. Michael A. Geibelson, Esq. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P. Tippi Hall The Boeing Company Wilmer Harris, Esq. Schonbrun Desimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP Jody Johnson, Esq. Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation Rick Kneeshaw The Hon. Stephen Larson (Ret.) Anna S. Masters, Esq. Winston & Strawn, LLP Neal Roberts, Esq. Roberts Law Firm Harvey Saferstein, Esq. Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. MyKhanh Shelton, Esq. Fox Group Legal Neil M. Soltman, Esq. Mayer Brown, LLP Betty Wilson, City of Los Angeles Department on Disability Paula D. Pearlman, Esq. Executive Director, Disability Rights Legal Center

The Mission of the Disability Rights Legal Center is to promote the rights of people with disabilities and the public interest in and awareness of those rights by providing legal and related services.

December 31, 2010 For the last 35 years, the Disability Rights Legal Center has emphasized performance. In our 2010 scal year we succeeded in providing the highest level of legal service to people with disabilities despite a difcult economy for our funders and supporters. I strongly believe that the DRLC is the best legal advocate for the disability community and that our board and staff can, and will, continue to build on our momentum. Our Cancer Legal Resource Center has expanded to include a Midwest Regional attorney, we have led amicus briefs in courts across the nation, and our community outreach has built on our rich heritage of delivering accurate and timely information about disability rights to individuals, to government agencies, and to the business community. Milt Miller, the amazing attorney for whom this Center was dedicated 35 years ago, worked ceaselessly to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. We continue his vision as our responsibility. And, at the same time, we will not lose sight of our values: advocacy, education and learning, justice and fairness, impact, and excellence. We begin our 36 th year knowing that we are a leader in disability rights and we will continue to lead with the highest impact possible.

Paula Pearlman, Executive Director

THE DRLC JOURNEY

35 ANNIVERSARY,
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On its

The Disability Rights Legal Center, originally called the Western Law Center for the Handicapped, was founded in 1975 by friends and colleagues of A. Milton Miller, one of the leading advocates of the disability rights movement in California. Milt contracted polio as a young child, which affected his ability to walk. When he started school he was determined to attend with his older sister and not go to a special school. He climbed into his red wagon and his sister pulled him to school. This was his introduction to mainstreaming and equal rights for people with disabilities. Later on, as an attorney and political activist, Milt was responsible for drafting and implementing requirements for barrier-free design in construction. At the time of his death, Milt was working to develop a public interest legal center to enforce the civil rights of persons with disabilities. Upon his untimely death, the vision was put into action by his colleagues and friends, including Saralea Altman, who remains on the Board of Directors today.

the DRLC has transformed the world for people with DISABILITIES through EDUCATION, outreach,

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
and litigation.
IMPACT

The Center takes on its rst litigation case: Arms of God v. Governor Brown. In 1975, parents were not allowed to receive government funding to care for their own children with severe disabilities. For parents who wanted to remain at home to care for their child, but needed to work, this was an extraordinary hardship. They could work outside the home and the government would pay someone else to take care of their child, but they could not be their own childs caregiver. The DRLCs successful challenge impacts all parents of children with severe disabilities who wish to provide home care.

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1975

The DRLC wins a federal suit against Los Angeles County Probation Department and Los Angeles County Ofce of Education alleging egregious civil rights violations and deprivation of legally mandated education for youths with disabilities at the main L.A. County probation camp. The plaintiff, a teenager known as Casey A. in the court papers, was illiterate and unable to read a single word despite graduating from the camps high school program.

IMPACT
This means that 2,500 teens who spent time at the facility, as far back as 2008, will receive compensatory education to make up for the inadequate education they received including special education and related services. 25%-30% of the schools teachers have been transferred or have resigned and the schools top ofcials, including the principal and assistant principals, have been changed. Moreover, a team of education experts is revamping and revitalizing the camps education system for all current and future students.

THE DRLC IMPACTED THE NATION

1975
JUVENILE JUSTICE

Social Services subsequent decision to deny the women this arrangement because only a licensed community care facility would be acceptable. Heath v. Heath DRLC represented the mother of two boys separated in a custody hearing because of a Superior Court order declaring that one brothers autism would negatively in uence the younger brother. Precedent in family law was set when the appeals court ruled that the sibling bond should be preserved whenever possible and that disability, mental or physical, is never to be presumed as a barrier to individual rights. Keith H. v. Long Beach Unied School District, et.al. Represented a former student who was placed by the County in a youth home based on racial stereotyping and then forced to attend a non-public high school in a highly restrictive setting. He was treated as a disabled student with severe emotional disturbances and denied all access to a public school education despite the fact that he was not a student with a disability and that the Juvenile Court had ordered, at least twice, that he receive public school education. In addition, despite being schooled as a person with a disability, he was schooled without an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) as required by law and despite never been designated for non-public school placement.

When we lost our friend Milt Miller, we were just starting to develop plans to begin a public interest center to enforce the laws protecting the needs of people with disabilities. We then decided that the most appropriate memorial to this great advocate would be to realize that vision. Saralea Altman, founder of the Disability Rights Legal Center

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD) v. L.A. County Probation Department, L.A. County Ofce of Education DRLC successfully represented GLAD on behalf of deaf students in the Juvenile Hall to obtain education services, American Sign Language interpreters and to end the practice of having deaf students limited to a cleaning detail and denying them an equal opportunity to visit or communicate with their parents. Doe 2 v. County of San Bernardino, et. al. Successfully challenged the Countys failure to provide special education and mental health services to children in its care. Garcia, et al. v. Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, et. al. Addressed the failure of the County of Los Angeles to ensure that eligible young adults with disabilities in Los Angeles County Jail facilities receive the special education and related services, as well as the accommodations and modications they need to access their education while they are detained at the jail. Casey A. et. al., v. Jon R. Gundry, et. al. The DRLC successfully represented a class of students who were denied educational and rehabilitative services during the time they were detained at Challenger Memorial Youth Center.

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ACCESS TO CRITICAL SERVICES

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1997

2010 2009

Thalheimer, et. al. v. Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies., et. al. Represented a class of individuals with mobility impairments and with hearing and speech impairments who were not able to access the freeway emergency call boxes. Lindner v. County of Los Angeles; Miles, et. al. v. County of Los Angeles et. al. Required accessibility modication to the Criminal Courts building and then to all the courthouses including training of court employees in ADA legal responsibilities and disability accommodations. Flores, et. al. v. Los Angeles County MTA, et. al. Obtained injunctive relief to ensure that paratransit clients are provided services through the LA County MTA in a non-discriminatory manner including the ability to make a reservation a day in advance of the needed ride. Rodde, et. al. v. Bonta, et. al. Prevented the County of Los Angeles from closing Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital, the only hospital in the County able to treat individuals with severe disabilities.
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HOUSING

Leonard Woods, et. al. v. Alexandria Housing Partners L.P., et. al. Successfully sought redress for failure to accommodate tenants with disabilities in violation of redevelopment law.

FAMILY LAW

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Grimes, et. al. v. California Department of Social Services DRLC represented a 33-year-old brain-injured woman who uses a wheelchair whose family has disclaimed all responsibility and interest in her well-being. A woman in the plaintiffs church offered to rent a room in her house and to act as the IHSS provider. The DRLC contested the Department of

2004

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Miles, et. al., v. Los Angeles Superior Court Successfully settled class action requiring systemic physical access improvements for people with physical disabilities throughout Los Angeles County Superior Court system. Jessie Jackson v. California State University at San Bernardino, et. al. Successfully challenged the Universitys systemic failure to provide accommodations and physical access for students with disabilities. Valenzuela v. County of Los Angeles, et. al. The DRLC represented the rights of people who are deaf or hard of hearing to appropriate interpretation when interacting with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department during investigation, arrest, booking or interrogation. Cessy Lauderdale, et. al. v. City of Long Beach DRLC addressed the City of Long Beach Police Departments failure to provide American Sign Language interpretation for members of the deaf community. Johnson, et. al. v County of Los Angeles, et. al. The DRLC addressed the issue of pervasive discrimination against people with physical disabilities and disabling medical conditions in the Los Angeles County jail system.

2004

not allowing the baby into the childcare facility because his disability scares the other children. Parco v. Unnamed Venue The DRLC represented Mr. Parco in order to ensure access to this concert venue, including the mosh pit. Accessible seating and the path of travel from the parking lot to the entrance of the venue were also resolved. Barrios v. California Interscholastic Federation The DRLC represented a coach for a high school baseball team with paraplegia who uses a wheelchair. He was denied an equal opportunity to coach on the eld of play, claiming he was a safety risk. As a result of the DRLCs representation, the California Interscholastic Federation issued new policies, Barrios was able to coach high school baseball and secured the right to attorneys fees under state law catalyst theory. Bancroft, et. al. v. Kodak Theater, et. al. The DRLC led suit against a newly constructed high prole Hollywood theater that was not accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Kneeshaw v. Zoological Society of San Diego The DRLC successfully contested the entrance policy of the San Diego Zoo which gave verbal warnings to users of mobility devices during the process of entering the Zoo and/or the Wild Animal Park and requested that the users of mobility devices sign a waiver when entering.

ENTERTAINMENT/ RECREATION

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Heydman v. Little League, Inc. et.al. After reading about the Schultz case cited above, parents of child with cerebral palsy contacted DRLC about similar situation in the local Little League. Despite an uneventful participation in 1996, the child was told he could only play in a segregated league for children with disabilities. Punongbayan v. The Regents of the University of California On behalf of a class of people with mobility disabilities, the DRLC defended the rights of the class to obtain seating at the arena level of Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in order to fully participate in the arena levels activities which, in this case, involved up-front interaction with basketball players and the ability to solicit autographs. Ayala v. Canyon Crest Athletic Club The DLRC represented the parents of a baby with a facial disgurement who contested an athletic clubs policy of

1999

IMPACT
Since its beginning, the DLRC has reached well over a million individuals through its community outreach and training events.

2000

2010

Shultz v. Hemet Youth League DRLC represented an eleven-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who was denied an opportunity to play with local Pony baseball league.

The DRLC attends 52 community events reaching 9,773 people, hosts 135 self-advocacy trainings, and spearheads the 2010 RespectABILITY Conference. An additional 101,780 people accessed our information electronically. On February 18, 2010, the DRLC welcomed disability rights activists from Japan to a Comparative Law, Policy and Research Workshop entitled: Japans Anticipated Disability Law & the ADA at Twenty. On, March 19,2010, along with Loyola Law School Los Angeles, the DRLC hosted an International and Comparative Law Review Symposium entitled, The Signicance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

AMICUS BRIEFS SUBMITTED ON BEHALF OF THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY


Right to accommodations for immigrants with mental disabilities in deportation proceedings; Figueroa v. Gonzales at Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Line of Sight over standing spectators in stadiums; Miller v. Cal. Speedway Corp. at Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Right of children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to reimbursement for private school placement without prior receipt of special education service; Forest Grove School v. TA at United States Supreme Court. Issue of whether landlords must take Section 8 vouchers as a reasonable accommodation. This is of particular concern for the disproportionate poverty of people with disabilities and the practical difculties they face in nding housing both affordable and accessible. Sabi v. Donald Sterling, et al at the California Court of Appeal. DRLC argues for the right of defense in capital cases to investigate a defendants history and symptoms of mental illness and to seek expert evaluation. Cullen v. Pinholster at the United States Supreme Court. DLRC argues with other disability activists to assert that Congress enactment of Title II allows plantiffs with disabilities to seek damages against public entities; Goodman v. State of Georgia at the United States Supreme Court. DRLC argues that youth under 18 should not be sentenced to life without parole. The DRLC took a stand on this case because the plaintiffs were both individuals with disabilities and argued that a majority of youth sentenced to life without parole are, in fact, individuals with disabilities. Graham and Sullivan v. State of Florida at the United States Supreme Court.

COUNTY OF ORANGE HEALTH CARE AGENCY

Under a contract, the DRLC provides Access to Health Care trainings for individuals with disabilities in the County of Orange as well as free disability sensitivity and awareness trainings to organizations within the County. The DRLC work on the Childrens Bene ts Access Project, an extensive project geared towards the education of the families of children with disabilities in Los Angeles County who may be eligible for public programs, and the professionals that work with them, about the responsibilities of governmental entities to provide them with health care and related services. DRLC provided a matrix of service for children with disabilities for the Inland Empire Health Plan, serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, as well as facilitating working groups.

L.A. CARE HEALTH PLAN

INLAND EMPIRE HEALTH PLAN

CLINICAL SERVICES
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and University of La Verne College of Law: The DRLCs hands-on, practical legal program provides law students with experience working on emerging issues in disability rights law through the litigation of high-impact discrimination cases that address the civil rights of people with all types of disabilities. In addition, the clinical program with the Cancer Legal Resource Center gives students experience assisting cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and others coping with cancer through its national Telephone Assistance Line and national education and outreach programs. Kay Tate Summer Extern Program: Named in memory of a former Loyola Law School Professor, the Kay Tate Summer Extern Program welcomes student externs from across the nation to participate in a formal 10-week program exploring issues of disability and cancer rights law through hands-on clinical work and educational seminars.

DRLC TRAINS THE FUTURE


Loyola Law School Los Angeles Cancer Rights Law Seminar Disability Rights and Special Education Law Special Education Law and Advocacy DRLC Clinical Externship: Litigation Skills CLRC Clinical Externship: Cancer Rights Loyola Marymount University Special Education Law and Advocacy Special Education Advocacy, Graduate School of Education University of Southern California, Gould School of Law Disability and Special Education Law University of La Verne School of Law Disability and Special Education Law

TRAINING/OUTREACH
DBTAC-Pacic ADA Center: Under a subcontract, the DRLC provides trainings, materials, and referrals to the business and disability communities regarding compliance with the ADA. RESPECTABILITY On October 22, 2010, the DRLC co-hosted the statewide RespectABILITY Conference in Burbank, CA, bringing together disability rights activists from across the state to comment and propel the Disability Rights Agenda.
DISABILITY MENTORING DAY

The DRLC coordinated the nationwide Disability Mentoring Day for the County of Los Angeles. This exciting day of job sharing and shadowing linked students with disabilities with job holders in both the private and public sector.

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TIMELINE OF CLRC ACCOMPLISHMENTS


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CLRC opens as a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. CLRC partners with the California Division of the American Cancer Society to expand CLRC services throughout California. CLRCs national toll-free number (1-866-THE-CLRC) begins, making it easier for people across the nation to access CLRC services. CLRC receives funding from LIVESTONG to provide inperson Ask the CLRC clinics in communities throughout Southern California. CLRC receives funding from the National Home Ofce of the American Cancer Society to further expand services throughout the country. CLRC hosts the rst two national Cancer Rights Conferences in Riverside and Los Angeles, California. CLRC releases the 1st edition of The Manual: A Legal Resource Guide for People with Cancer to assist Californians. CLRC receives a Lance Armstrong Foundation Community Program Grant to focus on educating health care professionals nationwide on cancer-related legal issues. CLRC participates in the national launch of Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care at The Wellness Community in Walnut Creek, CA. CLRC launches a Spanish language version of its website. CLRC hosts a national Cancer Rights Conference in Newport Beach, CA. The CLRC opens its Midwest Regional Ofce in Chicago, IL. The CLRC releases the 1st edition of The HCP Manual: A Legal Resource Guide for Oncology Health Care Professionals. The CLRC hosts national Cancer Rights Conferences at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, IL and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is established as a joint program of Loyola Law School Los Angeles and the Disability Rights Legal Center in response to the need for legal-related answers in the wake of a cancer diagnosis

IMPACT
Reached 165,000 people Assisted over 37,000 people through the national Telephone Assistance Line Attended 1,450 community events Over 250 members on its Professional Panel Hosted 5 National Cancer Rights Conferences

Begun nearly 20 years ago under the leadership of former Loyola Law School Dean, Gerald McLaughlin, the Cancer Legal Resource Center has helped tens of thousands of cancer victims and their families deal with the legal problems related to this terrible disease. In a time of increasing regulation and decreasing resources, this assistance is more important today than ever. Victor Gold, Dean, Professor of Law, and William M. Rains Fellow, Loyola Law School. Senior Vice President, Loyola Marymount University

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DRLC AWARDS
Paul G. Hearne Award presented to Disability Rights Legal Center by The American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law Outstanding Volunteer Organization presented to Disability Rights Legal Center by Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter St. Ignatius of Loyola Award presented to DRLC Executive Director Paula Pearlman by Loyola Law Schools St. Thomas More Law Honor Society Californias Top Women Litigators presented to DRLC Legal Director Shawna Parks by Daily Journal Californias Top 20 Lawyers Under Age 40 presented to CLRC Director Joanna Morales by Daily Journal Outstanding Service to California Deaf Community presented to Disability Rights Legal Center by California Association of the Deaf Civil Rights Hero to DRLC Executive Director Paula Pearlman by California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Jack Berman Award of Achievement from the State Bar of California, California Young Lawyers Association to Heather McGunigle, Director Inland Empire Program

1,475,000 PEOPLE
were Impacted by the

DRLCS WORK in 2010.

OUR FUTURE
The DRLC will continue to conduct public awareness education through community outreach to individuals, public and private sectors about disability rights and bias. The DRLC will continue to educate law students and legal professionals. DRLC will train the next generation and ensure that continuing generations are better able to defend the civil rights of people with disabilities.

DRLC BUDGET
DRLC champions the rights of people with disabilities through education, advocacy and litigation.
$

2007 2006 2004

The DRLC will continue to advocate to ensure laws and policies promote and support a just society.

2009

The DRLC will continue to ensure compliance of existing laws so people with disabilities have equal rights and where possible, expand those rights.

2010
EXPENSES
4,000,000 3,500,000
$

Outstanding Advocacy Award presented to Disability Rights Legal Center by National Association of Counsel for Children Attorney Award of Merit presented to DRLC Executive Director Paula Pearlman by Legal Aid Association of California Jack Berman Award of Achievement from the State Bar of California, California Young Lawyers Association to former DRLC attorney and volunteer, Christine Hayashi Leadership Award for Investing in People presented to Disability Rights Legal Center by Independent Sector

3,849,886

3,000,000 2,500,000

2,000,000 1,500,000

1,000,000
$

500,000
$

351,274

142,783

Litigation is one tool to impact societal change for people with disabilities. Education of the general public and those with disabilities coupled with self-advocacy trainings for the disability community are also important tools to advancing civil rights. Charles D. Siegal, DRLC President Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson, LLP

PROGRAM

MANAGEMENT

FUND-RAISING

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DONOR LIST
IN KIND DONORS ABILITY Magazine Access Services Inc. Alfonso Martinez, D.D.S. Amazon.com Anna S. Masters Arts Delicatessen & Restaurant BP Bradford Photography Brian Parks Cerritos Nissan Childrens Book World City of Los Angeles Coffee Bean Commerce Casino Crown Printers In & Out Burger JAMS Jody Maronis Sausage Kingdom John Anson Ford Theatres MAJOR DONORS Julia Gray Justin Vineyards & Winery LA Theatre Works Legoland Long Beach Museum of Art Los Angeles Best Improve Comedy iO Los Angeles Dodgers Louis Licari Marianne Brazer Maxwell Hoffman McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaruant Nars Cosmetics Olive Garden Restaurants Omni Los Angeles Hotel Pacic ADA Center Randan Productions Reak Nex Restaurants Richard & Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center Roclord Rosti Tuscan Kitchen Rowley Portraiture Skirball Cultural Center Stampede Light Plus Beer Staples Foundation Telepictures Production Inc. The Groundlings The Huntington Library Toyota Speedway at Irwindale Two Hands Four Paws UCLA Bruins USC Winston & Strawn, LLP YogaFit Training System Inc. Zoological Society of San Diego

Corporations, Foundations, Agencies, Government Donors:


$100,000 and above American Cancer Society, National Home Ofce Equal Access Fund, State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund, State Bar of California Loyola Law School Los Angeles Weingart Foundation* $50,000 to $99,999 American Cancer Society, California Division California Community Foundation* County of Orange Lance Armstrong Foundation* $15,000 to $49,999 Amgen California Bar Foundation DPTAC Pacic ATA Center Edison International Friends of Nancy Sher Cohen Genentech
* Multi-Year Commitment

L.A. Care Health Plan Munger Tolles & Olson LLP Ofce of the Patient Advocate, State of California Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Orange County Afliate University of La Verne, College of Law $10,000 to $14,999 Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Kaiser Permanente Kirkland & Ellis LLP Loyola Law School Los Angeles Board of Governors McDermott Will & Emery Occidental Petroleum Corporation Proskauer Rose, LLP Rosenthal Family Foundation Sher-Cohen Family

Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Los Angeles County Afliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure , McLean County Area Afliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Northern Indiana Afliate Verizon Wireless DONORS Abend, William Adler-Weiner Research L.A. Akerley, Stephen Alan Sieroty Charitable Fund Alger, Mindy Alger, Timothy Allenberg, John Allenberg, Osmud Alston & Bird LLP Altman, Saralea American Brain Tumor Association American Cancer Society Illinois Division Amgen, Inc.

Anaebere, Ugochi Andrews, Jennifer Aroesti, Eileen Badal, Robert Bagby, Gajdos & Zachary APC Bagnall, Rick Bancroft, Elizabeth Barker, Vicky Barquist, Charles Barquist, Janis Bathker, James Beckman, Jerry Beckwith, Joanne Berenbom, Merilyn Berman, Berman & Berman, LLP Berstein Tregub, Sylvia Bierman, Michael Bladow, Robyn Blasi, Gary Blecher, Jack Blizard, Janet Bookman, Lawrence Borenstein, Ellen Borenstein, Mark BP Corporation North America Inc. BP Fabric of America Fund BP Foundation Inc. Bradford, Carol Brazer, Marianne Brody, Harold Brown, Debra Brown, Gillian Brown, Jennifer Brown, Steven Bulmash, Linda Burg, Edward Burstein, Richard Business Law Professional Corporation Calfas, Ann California Commerce Club, Inc. California Consumer Protection Foundation Carlsmith Ball LLP Castellow, Fran Chan, David Cheng, Phyllis Chernick, Richard Childress Duffy Golfblatt, LTD

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation City National Bank Clayton, Wayne Clouse, Richard Cobb, Andrew Codrington, Carol Cohen, Adam Cohen, Nancy Sher Cohen, Robert Cornish, Kiana Craemer, Ray Davidson, Jeffrey Davidson, Susan Deck, James Deck, Kimberly Der Boghossian, Enzo Derin, Greg Diamond, David Edelist, Susan Falvey, Thomas Fatheree, George Clayton Felt, Deborah Felt, Matthew First Descents First Private Bank and Trust Fleming, Jean Fox Group Frankel, Barbara Freedman, Robert Friedman, Andrew Frisch, Randi Fulfrost, Howard Gail & Irv Weintraub Family Fund Gefke, Pamela Geibelson, Amy Geibelson, Michael Gershenzon, Murray Girardi and Keese Glancz, Sharon Glickstein, Karen Gold, Nan Goldman, Joel Goldsmith, Beth Goldsmith, Gordon Goldstein, Andrew Goldstein, Daniel Goldstein, Lisa Goldstein, Michael GoodSearch Gordon, Lynn Goss, Jeffrey Graham, Connie

Graham, Kenneth Graham Vaage LLP Greenzweig, Matthew Greer, Kelly Hadsell Stormer Keeny Richardson & Renick LLP Hall, Thomas Hall, Tippi Hallenberg, Hugh Hanke, Kathleen Harris, Wilmer Hartley, Kirk Haynes, Martha Heck, Christopher Herbert A. & Adele Reznikoff Fund Hill, Eve Hoehn, Amanda Hoffman, Jena Hoffman, Maxwell Housing Rights Center Hubbell, Robert Hufstedler, Shirley Igive.com Ip, Edward Jarvis, Emily Jason, Samuel Johnson, Jody Kamenir-Resnik, Janice Kandel, Genevieve Kandel, Stephen Kantor and Kantor LLP Kaplan, Harvey Karp, Adam Katz, Malcolm Kaufman, Barbara Kaufman, Hal Kirkpatrick, Patricia Knauf, Christopher Kneeshaw, Lenore Kneeshaw, Rick Kodmur, Lisa Kopenski, Joyce Koppel, Steven Kraus, Audrey L.A. Area Combined Federal Campaign Lainer, Lee Lainer, Luis Larmore, Carolyn Young Larson, Stephen Latham & Watkins LLP Law Ofces of W.J. Smith and Associates, Inc

Lawlor, Mary Levitt, Harold Lewis, Kenneth Liberty Hill Foundation Lightholder, Deke Los Angeles County Bar Foundation Lowe, Eugene Loyola Marymount University Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Manheim, Karl Mann, Alfred Marshall, Lacie Martinez, Brian Matthias, Elizabeth Matz, A. Howard May, Christopher Mayer, Judith Mayer Brown LLP McDonough, Michael McGuire, Kevin Mejia, William Meyers, William Michael and Diane Ziering Family Fund Michael Wolf Fund Michele, Kimberly Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Morrison, Andrew Mylifeline.org Cancer Foundation National Marrow Donor Program Neal Roberts Family Foundation Neidorf, Helena Neidorf, Richard Nellis, Rebecca Newman, Robert Northrop Grumman Novos, Ian Occidental Petroleum Corp OMelveny & Myers LLP Osmundson, Ellen Oster, Matthew Overland, Mark Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Pannell, Brenda Joyce Pastore, Clare Patient Services, Inc. Pearlman, Paula Perzik, James Phillips, Abbie Piwowar, Nancy Pollock Law Corporation Poole, Kevin Quinn, Nora Ralphs, Inc. Rapkin Family Foundation Raytheon Richlin, Joel Richmond, Jeffrey Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Gary Rosen, David Rosenberg, Charles Roth, Jane Rotter, Alana Rotter, Jonathan Saferstein, Harvey Saferstein, Peggy Samuels, Sandor Sandler, Richard Saunders, Lucille Schiada, Patricia Schmidt, Deborah Schneider Wallace Schonbrun De Simone Seplow Harris Hoffman LLP Schwartz, Allen Schwartz, Armond Shapiro, Mark Shelton, Mykhanh Sher, Carole Sher, Linda Sher, Scott Sherkow, Abigail Sherkow, Daniel Sherkow, Jacob Shpall-Rosen, Jessica Siegal, Charles Siegal, Eleanor Silbergeld, Arthur Sinder, Jack Singerman, Marla Skadden Fellowship Foundation Smith, Warren

Solo, Gail Solomon, Nancy Soltman, Neil Sperling, Jill Starbucks Corp. Staton, Margaret Steiner, Irl Stone, Kathy Sultan, Bruce Sunshine, Randi Surls, Curt Tharpe & Howell LLP The Boeing Company The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society The New Ellis Group Thering, Margaret Thiadens, Saski Ticketmaster LLC Tucker, Wendy Turner, Ellen Turner, Jarrold United Way of Los Angeles US Dept. of Health & Human Services Valenzuela, Javier Valley Beth Shalom Vandevelde, John Varner, Ashley Walser-Jolly, Genevieve Webber, Eric & Gerard C. Kraaijeveld Weinstein, Diane Weintraub, Debra Weiss, John Wezenter, Monica Willenken, Wilson, Loh & Lieb, LLP Wilson, Betty Winston & Strawn LLP Woznica, Michael Yee, Diane Yen, Sophia Yesner, Donna Young Survival Coalition Yu, Sasha Zeisler, Cristin Zicklin, Stanley Ziering, Diane Ziering, Michael Zimring, Joseph

DRLC
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Our work seeks to promote change primarily in government agencies and other institutions by establishing precedent-setting court cases, and by educating the disability, business, government, education, cancer and legal communities to avoid common issues that result in discrimination. The DRLC trains local governments, people with disabilities and has close working relationships with disability commissions and grassroots disability organizations. We partner with other public interest law ofces and private law rms to litigate systemic issues and legislative advocacy efforts.

The Disability Rights Legal Center is a strong, creative and innovative leader in the nations justice community.
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