Proof That Attorneys Are Afraid (Of Your ADA Rights)
This is a Conditional Release that a client of mine was offered by an attorney who feels threatened by ADA advocates advocating for the client’s ADA rights.
Notice that the attorney wants the client to sign it first. Then the Advocates would be asked to sign this, which is idiocy, because we HAVE to advocate for the client, who is in this case, the plaintiff.
We also have a moral duty to “disparage” the attorney, judge, court, or whomever denies this client equal access. Funny, you’d think the attorney would stand up to the court, but this attorney in particular is without a proper set of cajones. Ooooops, that’s disparaging.
This release really has no teeth for the observant individual, because the attorney puts in a provision that it can be revoked at any time, (and there are no continuing provisions after revocation that I can see). Also, the attorney puts in here that the plaintiff can, at any time, amend the conditions… Wellfuck. Let’s do that now…
Have I mentioned here before that attorneys are IMPOTENT to stand up for your ADA rights in court? (Until they fucking choose to put their own nuts on the chopping block…, which I’ve hoped for, but have NOT believed in.) I’ve seen ONE attorney do this - standing up to the court for ADA rights for a client - ONCE, and I have the utmost respect for him. But other than that, I’ve never seen it. It’s a damn exception, and not a rule.
Just in case I haven’t covered this thoroughly enough, here’s another example.
There are many instances in history where one person made a world-changing difference. Maybe the attorney dominos will someday start to fall, and attorneys will realize that they have more power than the judge, if they use the ADA.
Until then, keep hiding behind “Esquire”, Mike.
P.D., JAY V. SHORE