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Important Information about the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and our ADA Compliance Program for Property and Business Owners


Whether you need a legal consultation, brief legal assistance, or full legal representation, the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has attorneys with the verified experience to assist you with all your business needs.

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Compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

In early 2011, then San Francisco Supervisor Carmen Chu contacted the LRIS regarding the rapidly growing need for legal expertise on ADA law in San Francisco’s large community of small businesses. Fulfilling its mission to respond to legal needs in the community, BASF’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service amassed a remarkable panel of city officials, legal experts, and access specialists as part of a training and recruitment effort to form a new ADA Compliance Panel for Business and Property Owners. 

Continuing its collaborations with San Francisco Supervisors David Chiu and Katy Tang and the San Francisco Office of Small Business, the LRIS, in partnership with its ADA Compliance attorneys, has provided valuable legal education in multiple venues, and lawyer referrals for consultation and representation regarding the ramifications of non-compliance.


ADA Compliance in the News

November 27, 2012: Mayor Lee & Supervisor Chu Launch Pilot Project to Educate SF Business Owners about the ADA and Increase Access 

September 20, 2012: Mixed Reception for Predatory Suits Law (San Francisco Chronicle)

September 19, 2012: New Legislation Gives California Property Owners Relief From Legal Abuses In ADA Accessibility Cases (Mondaq)

July 24, 2012: California Building Standards Commission Changes Its ADA Code to Comply with Federal Law  (East Bay Express)

July 11, 2012: Limited Access: The Americans With Disabilities Act Tries To Help People But For Some It Is A Headache (East Bay Express)

Spring 2012: And Dignity For All: Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant (BASF's San Francisco Attorney Magazine)

January 2012: Targeting ADA Violators (California Lawyer)


Information for Small Businesses About the Americans With Disabilities Act

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