What The Arc Is Doing
The Arc participates in litigation in jurisdictions throughout the country in multiple ways, including as counsel, as a party, and as amicus. The Arc’s litigation work covers a wide range of issues pertaining to the rights of people with I/DD in all aspects of life for the purpose of advancing the principles embodied in our organizational mission and position statements to promote and protect the civil and human rights of people with I/DD and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Learn more about current and past cases The Arc is and has been involved in.
Learn more about The Arc’s amicus work. Amicus briefs are submitted to the court by people and organizations who are not parties to the case itself, but who want to offer their expertise on the matters involved to assist the court in making a decision.
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Legal Advocacy Committee
The Arc’s Legal Advocacy Committee is appointed by the President of our Board of Directors and serves as an advisory council to inform The Arc’s expertise and help The Arc make decisions about litigation it participates in. Learn more about our current Committee members below.
- Jasmine Harris (Committee Chair) | Professor of Law | University of California, Davis School of Law | Davis, CA
- Michael Breeskin | Counsel, AdvocacyDenver Center for Special Education Law | Denver, CO
- Natalie Chin | Associate Professor of Clinical Law & Co-Director, Disability and Aging Justice Clinic | City University of New York School of Law | Long Island City, NY
- Ernest Galvan | Partner, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP | San Francisco, CA
- Lisa Greenman | Attorney, Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel | Washington, DC
- Thomas Judd | Attorney, Morrison Sund PLLC | Minneapolis, MN
- Ruth Luckasson | Chair, Department of Special Education, University of New Mexico College of Education | Albuquerque, NM
- Jamelia Morgan | Associate Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law | Hartford, CT
- Jessica Oppenheim | Director, Criminal Justice Advocacy Program, The Arc New Jersey | North Brunswick, NJ
- Katherine Perez | Visiting Professor of Law & Director, Loyola Law School Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, & Innovation | Los Angeles, CA
- Kali Schellenberg | Attorney, Relman Colfax | Washington, DC
- Torin Togut | Attorney, Law Office of Torin D. Togut | Lawrenceville, GA