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Free Updated Edition of Disability
Law Primer Now Available

Do you or a family member have a disability, or do you work with or on behalf of persons with disabilities? You should know that the latest addition to the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s FREE cadre of helpful, law-related guides for the public provides comprehensive and easy-to-access updated information on the most important aspects of disability law.

Disability Law: A Legal Primer-Sixth Edition covers such vital areas as the Americans with Disabilities Act, architectural and transportation barriers, early intervention services, special education, estate planning, housing, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, vocational rehabilitation, surrogate decision-making and more. The newly updated sixth edition has added a section on developmental disabilities services for adults, an overview of New Jersey’s Law against Discrimination and a seven-page appendix of related resources.

The 64-page publication was prepared by the Essex County Bar Association Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

“The Essex County Bar Association is proud to have partnered with the Foundation in updating Disability Law: A Legal Primer for use by the public, our courts and attorneys,” said association president Kenneth A. Rosenberg, Esq. “We are hopeful that this publication will help individuals with disabilities obtain all the benefits they are entitled to under the law, thereby increasing opportunities for and reducing discrimination against persons who fall within this protected group.”

All Foundation publications are offered free of charge. The latest edition of Disability Law: A Legal Primer, also available for free download, may be ordered in single copies or in multiple quantities for law firms, schools, agencies and organizations. Orders may be placed through the Foundation’s website,, or by calling 1-800-FREE LAW. Formats include print, audio CD and Braille. The print version is also available as a free download at, by calling the Essex County Bar Association at 973-622-6207 or visiting its office at 470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room B01, Newark, NJ 07102.

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation’s programs and publications, visit us online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW.