Carly Myers

Carly Myers, DREDF

Carly A. Myers is a Staff Attorney at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF). She first joined DREDF staff in Fall 2017, as a George Barrett Social Justice Fellow, where she worked on a variety of litigation, legislation, and policy initiatives aimed at increasing access to healthcare for low-income people with disabilities.

Carly received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in Spring 2017, graduating Order of the Coif and receiving the Pro Bono Service Award for most pro bono hours in her class and the Bennett Douglas Bell Memorial Prize, awarded to the student who is not only well-versed in the law, but who embodies the highest conception of ethics of the profession. Prior to law school, Carly received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Florida with a major in Political Science, and she worked for five years at a physical rehabilitation hospital, where she was exposed to systemic problems within the health care system and how it particularly disadvantages low-income people with disabilities.

During law school, Carly served as a legal intern with numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Tennessee Justice Center, the Health and Benefits Department of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Vanderbilt’s Medical-Legal Partnership with the VA Hospital, Disability Rights Tennessee, and DREDF. Carly also served as an Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review; she published her Note, Police Violence Against People with Mental Disabilities: The Immutable Duty Under the ADA to Reasonably Accommodate During Arrest, in the peer-reviewed journal; and she authored a J.D. Seminar Paper titled I, Discriminate: How the Americans with Disabilities Act Protects Against Machine-Based Employment Discrimination.

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Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Direct Legal Services: Etiquette, Media, and Document Accessibility

Aug 19, 2019
This session provides general language use and disability etiquette, increased awareness of how media fosters disability stereotypes, and communication accommodations needed by people with disabilities, including ensuring document accessibility. This session is focused on delivery of legal services in a direct services context. Date training recorded: August 19, 2019

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