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Cortnei Cooks

Law Intern

Originally from Pontiac, MI, Cortnei is a 1L at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for her undergraduate career where she studied psychology and criminal justice. She is very excited to be working at Disability Rights NC for the summer!

Disability Rights NC


Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy organization that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.

What is a P&A?

After Willowbrook, congress made sure that every state has a Protective and Advocacy agency. DRNC is the federally mandated...

Our Team

All staff currently working for Disability Rights North Carolina, listed in alphabetical order, including titles and background info...

Board of Directors

DRNC’s Board of Directors is a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about the rights of people with disabilities. All or...

PAIMI Advisory Council

In 1986, Congress took significant action to stop abuse, neglect, and other rights violations against people with mental health disabil...


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