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NAMI Legal Letter

The NAMI Legal Center publishes our Legal Letter twice a year. The Legal Letter is designed to provide attorneys and other interested persons with substantive information on legal issues that relate to persons with severe mental illness. The following are past issues of the NAMI Legal Letter available on-line:

New: NAMI Legal Letter, Spring 2001 (Vol. 2, No. 2)
In Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format

  • Introduction
  • The Supplemental/Special Needs Trust
  • On the Basis of Unwarranted Assumptions: Mistreatment of Individuals with Mental Illnesses in Massachusetts
  • Supreme Court Limits Rights Under ADA

  • Arkansas Court of Appeals Reverses and Remands Summary Judgment Decision in Favor of Insurer in Long-term Disability Case
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Dispenses with Requirement that Mother with Mental Illness Provide Parental Consent for Adoption of Daughter
  • Connecticut State Court Denies Defense's Motion for Summary Judgment in Duty-to-Warn Case
  • Court Finds School Board Violated IDEA by Failing to Provide Student with Autism with Free Appropriate Public Education

NAMI Legal Letter, Summer 2000 (Vol. 1, No. 2)

NAMI Legal Letter, (Volume 1, No. 1)