The Center for Public Representation offers a variety of litigation and consulting services.
Litigation and Systemic Advocacy Project
For over four decades, the Center for Public Representation has provided litigation support, co-counseling, and assistance on systemic advocacy initiatives to Protection and Advocacy agencies (P&As). This assistance has included legal backup to all P&As funded by NDRN/TASC; and targeted support on special projects such as P&A access, restraint and seclusion, behavioral programs for children, nursing facility reform, juvenile justice facilities, voting rights, advance directives, and damage cases.
CPR has co-counseled community integration cases in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Michigan, and Washington, as well as major system reform litigation in Connecticut, Vermont, and other northeastern states. In addition, CPR staff have participated as expert witnesses or provided extensive support in numerous systemic reform initiatives in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, and the District of Columbia.
The Center's long history of working with P&As on systemic litigation and other advocacy initiatives has demonstrated the constructive role and valuable assistance it can offer to local programs in promoting system reform. Given this success of these activities, the Center has decided to expand its cooperative relationships with P&A agencies in the northeast.
Documents and pleadings which may be helpful to attorneys litigating or considering the litigation of disability law related cases are available by browsing the Litigation and Major Cases section of this site.