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Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Pamela Hoopes
Name Pamela Hoopes
Preferred Mailing Address 430 First Ave. N Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact Phone Work: (612) 746-3711
Fax: (612) 334-5755
Education Oberlin College
New York University School of Law
Interest in developmental disabilities Legal Director/Deputy Director of the Minnesota Disability Law Center/Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, the Protection and Advocacy system for people with disabilities in Minnesota.
Experience in developmental disabilities Civil litigation and representation of people with disabilities on a broad range of issues, including discrimination, civil rights and access to government services. Before joining MMLA in 1989, Ms. Hoopes was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York and clerked for a federal magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York. A frequent trainer on disability law and legal work management issues,
Anything else about yourself After starting my legal career as a corporate litigator, I became involved in disability rights work because of my experiences with family and friends with disabilities. I live in Minneapolis with my husband, Dan, and our two daughters, Caitlin (21) and Fiona (18).


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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.