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Study Session: Disability Law Center

How Protection and Advocacy under Federal Authority Impacts Litigation, Oversight and Systemic Work

The December 13, 2023 study session covered the role and current priorities of the Disability Law Center. The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency for Massachusetts.  It is a private, non-profit organization responsible for providing protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents with disabilities.


  • Barbara L’Italien, Executive Director
  • Rick Glassman, Director of Advocacy
  • Tatum Pritchard, Director of Litigation

The video content begins at 6:40. The captions have been edited for clarity.

The DLC Powerpoint and identical DLC pdf used in this session have additional information that wasn’t specifically mentioned.

View the accompanying chat from the Zoom in a text file.