The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (DHHBA) is a volunteer-operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and deafblind attorneys, judges, law school graduates, law students, and legal professionals with all communication methods and accommodation needs.

We support and encourage each other, provide advice, engage in advocacy efforts, host accessible events, educate others, conduct outreach, inspire change, and come together as an organization for the advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the legal profession.

DHHBA Webinar: Deaf Legal Talent Pipeline

In celebration of the 76th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (DHHBA) will present a one-hour webinar featuring three deaf and hard of hearing attorneys, ranging from newly-minted to seasoned, who will share their experiences on using their influence within their own workplaces to generate opportunities and to support fellow deaf

DHHBA Joins Amicus Brief Filed with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

On May 24, 2021, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (“DHHBA”) joined with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (“ASAN”), the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”), and thirty-two other advocacy organizations to file an amicus brief encouraging broad enforcement of civil rights laws protecting people from discrimination based on disability, race, religion, and sex. Click here to read the amicus brief.

How to Request DHHBA Participation in Position Statements, Amicus Briefs, Rulemaking, and Legal Advocacy

DHHBA frequently receives requests to publish or sign on to position statements or advocacy letters, author or sign on to amicus briefs, submit rulemaking petitions or comments, and participate in legal advocacy and/or litigation. DAs a result, DHHBA has established the following process to request DHHBA participation: (1) Please review the following criteria that must be met for DHHBA participation: