Congratulations Elizabeth Jordan, Recipient of 2021 Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award!

We are proud to announce that Elizabeth Jordan, Director of the Immigration Detention Accountability Project at Disability Law United, is the 2021 recipient of the Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award. The memorial award is granted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in recognition…

Disability Law United Files Suit Against Colorado Department of Corrections on Behalf of Blind Prisoners

CDOC’s failure to accommodate compromises safety and privacy of blind people and excludes them from most programming. Incarcerated people are one of the most vulnerable populations in the United States. Blind incarcerated people are even more at risk when prisons…

Disability Law United Joins with Friends to File Amicus Brief for Full Protections Under Section 504

On April 5, Disability Law United joined with Disability Rights Advocates, Immigrant Defenders Law Center, and Pangea Legal Services to file a brief of amici curiae to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The amici were…

Disability Law Colorado Files Suit Against Department of Corrections on Behalf of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Incarcerated People

Disability Law United and Denver Law Civil Rights Clinic Are Representing Disability Law Colorado; Lawsuit Seeks Effective Communication, Accommodations Denver, CO – Disability Law Colorado (DLC) filed suit against the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) in federal court in Denver…

Advocates Win Federal Court Appointment of Special Master to Oversee ICE Custody Releases

Citing a “history of noncompliance,” a federal judge orders a special master to monitor and oversee custody reviews and releases for people at heightened risk of COVID-19 A federal court last night granted civil rights organizations’ motion to appoint a special…

Disability Law United and Co-Counsel File Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Protect Protesters with Disabilities

Disability Law United and co-counsel represent a group of disabled individuals who have been protesting racialized police violence in Portland Oregon since the murder of George Floyd in late May, 2020.  These brave and righteous plaintiffs challenge law enforcement practices…