National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
JANE HUDSON, J.D.
Jane Hudson is a Senior Staff Attorney with the National Disability Rights Network (formerly NAPAS). She provides technical assistance and training to P&As regarding abuse and neglect and access authority, investigations and seclusion and restraint. She facilitates the P&A Access Authority Workgroup, which meets monthly to discuss current access issues in the P&A network. . Jane has a law degree from the University of Toledo, Ohio, a master's degree from Western Michigan University in Counseling and Personnel, a master's degree from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She has practiced law for more than 20 years in a variety of settings, including large and small law firms, governmental agencies, and a state protection and advocacy agency. After performing some pro bono work for the Arizona P&A, she joined the P&A in the early 1990s as a PAIMI attorney, representing people diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities. In the late 1990s, she represented the government of Maricopa County, Arizona, as an ADA and employment lawyer, where she worked to ensure that the county complied with the mandates of the ADA and other employment laws. She also has expertise in employment law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.