The Center for Public Representation is a non-profit public interest law firm providing mental health law and disability law services.
The Center seeks to improve the quality of lives of people with mental illness and other disabilities through the systemic enforcement of their legal rights. Based in Massachusetts, with offices in Northampton and Newton, the Center is engaged in activities both in the state and throughout the country. Through its systemic advocacy for more than forty years, the Center has been a major force in promoting improvements in services for citizens with disabilities nationwide.
The Center's experienced staff of attorneys and paralegals is committed to:
- Promoting positive change in the systems that serve people with disabilities
- Protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities
- Providing support, consultation and technical assistance to people with disabilities and their advocates
- Publishing books and articles and disseminating information which influence mental health law and disability law and help to change for the better the systems which serve people with disabilities.
Documents and pleadings which may be helpful to attorneys litigating or considering the litigation of disability law related cases are available by following the links in the Litigation and Consulting Services section or by using the Search function.