The Charles D. Siegal Memorial Fund honors the memory of Chuck Siegal, a ability champion who served on the boardof Disability Rights Legal Center and trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. The fund creates opportunities for new attorneys to work in public interest law. To make a donation to this fund click here.

Los Angeles County fails to accommodate the most vulnerable — disabled homeless people applying for subsistence benefits under General Relief (GR).  Not only are those who need help the most not receiving it, the bureaucratic system itself discriminates against persons with disabilities.

Today the New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Morris v. New Mexico, the lawsuit seeking the right for terminally ill, mentally competent patients to obtain a physician prescription to bring about a peaceful death if their suffering becomes unbearable.