Do You Need a Lawyer?
The Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund wants to help you find a lawyer with expertise in epilepsy. The Fund does not generally provide legal advice or direct representation but rather provides referrals to lawyers who are willing to help individuals with epilepsy fight discrimination and who have received special training on epilepsy-related issues. Sometimes the Epilepsy Foundation will join in or directly support cases that are likely to set precedents and thereby affect future law.
The majority of lawyers to which we refer cases have agreed to provide an initial consultation and services to a maximum of three hours at no cost. Despite our best efforts, sometimes it is not possible to locate an attorney willing to provide this level of free services; however, in other cases, attorneys are sometimes able to offer even more extensive help free of charge. Once we make the referral, the lawyer will evaluate your potential case and determine what action, if any, should be taken. You should discuss with the attorney what fees, if any, will need to be paid.
If you would like us to consider your case or help you find a lawyer, please complete our online application, or request an application at (800) EFA-1000 / (800) 332-1000. Please allow 3-5 business days for the processing of your application.
To protect your privacy, no applications will be accepted by facsimile.
If you are not sure whether you need a lawyer, and have a general question about your legal rights, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation’s information on your legal rights.