National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Sue Jamieson, J.D.

Sue Jamieson is the Project Director of the Mental Health & Disability Rights Project of Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Sue has worked for three legal services programs during her 30-year career: Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Legal Services of North Carolina, and Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Her emphasis is on the basic legal rights of this population under state and federal law and finding ways to expand legal and advocacy resources to protect and enforce their rights.

In 1999, in Olmstead v. L.C., a case brought by Sue and others on behalf of two women in a Georgia state institution, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public entities to place persons with disabilities who are in institutions in more integrated, community based settings, if their clinicians agree and this is their choice. Since then, Sue’s work at the ALAS rights projects has focused on ways to establish mechanisms at the individual representation level to apply and implement the ADA principle of integration.

Sue has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law. Sue was in the Peace Corps before attending law school.