Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium Registration Open

Press release follows:

 

Registration is Now Open for the 2013 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Push Forward and Push Back: Continuing the Struggle for the Right to Live in the World

April 18-19, 2013

at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute Baltimore, Maryland

The 2013 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss topics such as: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the impact of Olmstead on employment, transitioning from minor to adult in education, the status of Web sites as a place of public accommodation following Target and Netflix, and individual choice in decision making.

2013 plenary session presenters:

* Curtis L. Decker, Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network

* Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Experiential Education, and Director, Disability Rights Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law

* Kristin Booth Glen, Surrogate (retired), New York County Surrogate’s Court

* Daniel F. Goldstein, Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP

* Judith E. Heumann, Special Advisor on International Disability Rights, United States Department of State (pending)

* Arlene B. Mayerson, Directing Attorney, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

* Ari Ne’eman, President, Autistic Self Advocacy Network

* Eric Rosenthal, Executive Director, Disability Rights International

* Fredric K. Schroeder, Research Professor, San Diego State University

* Kathleen L. Wilde, Litigation Director, Disability Rights Oregon

2013 workshop facilitators:

* Amy L. Allbright, Director, American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights

* Ira Burnim, Legal Director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

* Tina M. Campanella, Chief Executive Officer, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

* Marc Charmatz, Senior Attorney, National Association of the Deaf

* David Ferleger, Esquire, Law Office of David Ferleger

* Leslie P. Francis, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, S.J. Quinney College of Law, and Alfred C. Emery Distinguished Professor of Law and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Utah

* E. Elaine Gardner, Project Director, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

* Eden Heilman, Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center

* Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University Washington College of Law

* Marti Knisley, Director of the National Community Support Initiative, Technical Assistance Collaborative

* Christopher Kuczynski, Assistant Legal Counsel, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

* Scott LaBarre, Principal, LaBarre Law Offices, P.C.

* Bill Lichtenstein, Parent and Journalist, Lichtenstein Creative Media

* Jennifer Mathis, Assistant Legal Director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

* Paula D. Pearlman, Executive Director, Disability Rights Legal Center

* Joseph B. Ryan, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research and Outreach for the School of Education, Clemson University

* Mehgan Sidhu, General Counsel, National Federation of the Blind

* Daniel T. Vail, Esquire, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

* Mark C. Weber, Vincent DePaul Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

Documentation for CLE credits will be provided.

Registration fee: $175

Student registration fee: $25

To learn more about the symposium and symposium sponsorship opportunities, view the agenda, and register online, please visit https://nfb.org/law-symposium . You may also download from this Web site a registration form to mail or fax. Hotel information is also available on the symposium Web site.

For additional information, contact:

Lou Ann Blake, JD

Law Symposium Coordinator

Jernigan Institute

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

200 East Wells Street

at Jernigan Place

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Telephone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2221

E-mail: lblake@nfb.org<mailto:lblake@nfb.org>

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