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Ensuring Equal Access to the Courts of People with Disabilities

Friday, April 07, 2006

  • By: Allison Peryea with Judge Anne Ellington
  • Organization: Washington State Bar Association
The Washington State Access to Justice (ATJ) Board is finishing up a guidebook identifying common barriers to courtrooms and court services, and suggesting solutions for overcoming those obstacles. This guidebook is described in further detail in this article.

"The guide will be distributed to judges, administrative officials, and staff members by the end of the year, anticipates Judge Catherine Shaffer of the King County Superior Court, Impediments Committee co-chair. The guide will also be posted on various websites, including those of the ATJ Board, the WSBA, and the Administrative Office for the Courts."

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