Thursday, February 3, 2011

Defense Lawyer for the Deaf

Amber Farrelly got involved with the Deaf Community, not because someone in her family is deaf, but because her mother enrolled her in a sign language class at the age of nine. That started her love of sign language and the people who call it their own. Now a licensed attorney in Austin, Texas, she is assigned to represent deaf clients who cannot afford an attorney whenever they are arrested on misdemeanors, such as driving while intoxicated and theft.