[blindlaw] tenBroek Symposium and DRBA Conference, NABL Assistance Available

Scott C. LaBarre slabarre at labarrelaw.com
Tue Mar 20 14:56:25 UTC 2012

Greetings, below are announcements regarding the 2012 Jacobus tenBroek Law
Symposium and the first ever Disability Rights Bar Association's  Conference
being held in Baltimore, April 19 and 20.  The National Association of Blind
Lawyers has some financial assistance available for blind attorneys and law
students to attend these events.  To learn more about and apply for this
assistance, contact Scott LaBarre, President of NABL, at
slabarre at labarrelaw.com or 303 504-5979.  



Three Weeks Remaining to Register!


for the


2012 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium


Disability Identity in the Disability Rights Movement


April 19-20, 2012

at the

National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute

Baltimore, Maryland


Don't miss your opportunity to hear Eve Hill, senior counselor to Assistant
Attorney General Tom Perez at the United States Department of Justice, and
other leading disability rights advocates at the 2012 Jacobus tenBroek
Disability Law Symposium. The 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
*	Jane Perkins, legal director, National Health Law Program
*	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, partner, The Gowen Group Law Office PLLC
*	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

Jernigan Institute


200 East Wells Street

at Jernigan Place

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Telephone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2221

E-mail: lblake at nfb.org






A Message from Dan Goldstein



            We are pleased, no, let me start that again, 

We are excited, even pumped, to announce that the First (Annual?) Meeting of
the Disability Rights Bar Association will take place, beginning at 12:30
p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the National Center for the Blind in
Baltimore.  This will present an unequaled opportunity for those of us who
work in disability rights law to meet and learn from each other and to be
re-energized and inspired.  This could be a major step forward from what has
been a vibrant and useful listserv into a true organization of those who
champion disability rights.

            The conference will begin on the heels of the tenBroek
Conference on Disability Rights Law which will take place at the National
Center for the Blind on Thursday, April 19, 2012 and the morning of April
20.  Our conference will then begin with lunch, followed by two superlative
panels.  The first, moderated by Sam Bagenstos, with co-panelists Deputy
Ass't Attorney General Eve Hill from the Civil Rights Division and Steven
Schwartz from the Center for Public Representation will talk about the
application of Olmstead to employment and other fields.  The second,
moderated by Linda Dardarian, with Jocelyn Larkin, Executive Director of the
Impact Fund and Larry Paradis, Co-Director of Litigation at Disability
Rights Advocates will talk about disability class actions post-Dukes.  

            At 5 o'clock, we will recess and go offsite for "War Stories
with Food & Drink."  The location is yet to be determined, but it would be a
pay your own way evening of frivolity and fellowship.

            We would ask registrants to pay $25 to defray expenses.  So that
we know how many to expect for lunch, please email _______ by ___________ to
indicate whether you will be attending.

Daniel F. Goldstein
Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
120 E. Baltimore St., Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410)385-0869 (fax)
443-923-1314 (direct dial)



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