Diversity Newsletter: The 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July marks the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The ADA is an equal opportunity law for people with disabilities signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. The ADA is modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and provides comprehensive protections to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications.

In this month’s Affinity newsletter, “The 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” associate Tyler Loga covers who the ADA protects and how the Act came to be.

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MBLB’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, Dan Sullivan and Simone Yoder along with associates Alejandro Rodriguez and Taylor Tran.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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