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VKC creates training video for legal field

Sep. 20, 2012, 10:43 AM

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (Vanderbilt University)

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has partnered with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee to develop a training video that will help attorneys and legal agencies work with people with disabilities.

The video, “Providing Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities,” was created to raise awareness and reduce the barriers persons with disabilities face when seeking legal services.
“Projects such as this are a priority because they assist in providing persons with disabilities better access to the justice system,” said Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder. “This video will serve as a valuable resource for lawyers.”

Another goal of the project is to encourage more lawyers to do more pro bono work with clients with disabilities.

Elise McMillan, J.D., co-director of the Kennedy Center, said she hopes this video project is just the beginning of a partnership with the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission.

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