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Legal Assistance

There are several points at which legal assistance may be helpful or necessary if you are living with Parkinson's disease.  You may look for legal assistance with employment, disability benefits, long term care planning or planning advanced directives, such as a living will.

The articles included in this section were written by Janna Dutton, J.D., of Dutton & Casey, P.C., who also presented an online seminar on this issue.  After browsing these resources, if you have more questions, please call PDF at (800) 457-6676.


Related Resources from the PD Resource List

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Category: Legal Matters
Resource Type: National Organizations
Phone: (703) 942-5711
Associated URL:
Language: English
This nonprofit professional association offers a state-by-state directory of those lawyers who specialize in Elder law. These professionals are often well versed in disability and senior laws and can help create a forward-thinking plan to benefit a person with PD.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Category: Legal Matters
Resource Type: Websites
Publisher: US Department of Justice
Toll Free: (800) 514-0301 (voice); (800) 514-0383 (TTY)
Associated URL:
Language: English
This website and helpline, sponsored by the federal government, offer technical assistance and information about the ADA statute. Publications available in Spanish.

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