Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) (CA)

Founded in 1975, DRLC promotes change through precedent-setting court cases and education to avoid discrimination. HQ in LA, with a satellite office at University of La Verne College of Law.

Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: DRLC
Tags: Disability Rights

DRLC, 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.

DRLC is located in Los Angeles and also maintains a satellite office on the campus of the University of La Verne College of Law in the Inland Empire of Southern California.

DRLC’s 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. DRLC trains local government and people with disabilities and has close working relationships with disability commissions and grassroots disability organizations. DRLC partners with other public interest law offices and private law firms to litigate systemic issues and legislative advocacy efforts.

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