I had the opportunity to attend the Symposium two years ago. I would highly recommend attendance for anyone interested in disability in legal issues. Then, this symposium covered topics of effective representation, civil rights, policy, ethics, discrimination, and more. Top advocates from government, advocacy and education attend each year. See below for registration details.
Registration is Now Open!
2012 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium
Disability Identity in the Disability Rights Movement
April 19-20, 2012
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
The 2012 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: judicial perspectives on the presentation of disability cases, how to influence jurors’ perception of disability, the impact of the ADA Amendments Act on employment cases, the role of identity in the disability rights movement, and disability discrimination in health care..
2012 plenary session presenters:
- Adrienne Asch, Edward and Robin Milstein Professor of Bioethics, Yeshiva University
- David Ball, jury consultant, Miller Malekpour & Ball
- Richard S. Brown, Chief Judge, Wisconsin Court of Appeals
- Brian East, senior attorney, Disability Rights Texas
- Katie Eyer, Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Donovan W. Frank, U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota
- Arlene S. Kanter, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence and Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law
- Peggy R. Mastroianni, legal counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Elizabeth Pendo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
- Francis A. Polito, Chief Administrative Judge, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Silvia Yee, senior staff attorney, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
2012 workshop facilitators:
- Michael Allen, partner, Relman, Dane & Colfax
- Robert Ardinger, president, Ardinger Consultants and Associates
- Charles Brown, director, Volunteer Lawyers for the Blind, American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
- Michael Bullis, parent
- Matthew W. Dietz, principal, Law Offices of Matthew W. Dietz, P.L.
- Brian Dimmick, staff attorney, American Diabetes Association
- Senator Lisa A. Gladden, Maryland General Assembly
- Daniel F. Goldstein, partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
- Judith A. Gran, partner, Reisman Carolla Gran LLP
- Katy Kaplan, assistant director, Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of People with Psychiatric Disabilities
- Scott C. LaBarre, principal, LaBarre Law Offices, PC
- William J. Phelan, IV, special projects and technology coordinator, American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights
- Howard A. Rosenblum, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of the Deaf
- Jackie Simon, member, Equal Rights Center Board of Directors; broker/owner, Jackie Simon Homes, LLC
- Joyce Walker-Jones, senior attorney advisor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Documentation for CLE credits will be provided.
Registration fee: $175
Student registration fee: $25
A limited number of scholarships to cover the registration fee will be available to individuals with demonstrated financial need.
To learn more about the symposium and symposium sponsorship opportunities, view the agenda, and register online, please visit http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Law_Symposium.asp. 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
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Telephone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2221