[Greater-baltimore] FW: Important hearing on rights of blind candidates for admission to the Maryland bar

Danielsen, Chris CDanielsen at nfb.org
Mon Jun 28 15:17:22 UTC 2010

Sorry for the repeat e-mail. This version contains Kristian's correct
e-mail address and corrects my misspelling of her name.


From: Danielsen, Chris 
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 10:11 AM
To: 'NFB of Maryland Baltimore Chapter Discussion List'
Cc: NCB Staff
Subject: Important hearing on rights of blind candidates for admission
to the Maryland bar

Dear Fellow Federationists:
I know that as I write this, many of us are thinking primarily about the
upcoming national convention and our plans to attend. Let me briefly
divert your attention from that upcoming event, however, to another one
that will take place immediately after we return from Dallas. As most of
you know, the national Federation of the Blind and three individuals
brought suit against the National Conference of Bar Examiners, which is
failing to provide reasonable accommodations for blind individuals who
wish to enter the practice of law in Maryland. There will be a hearing
on this case on Tuesday, July 13, in Courtroom 5A, U.S. Courthouse, 101
W. Lombard Street, at 2:15 p.m.  The hearing could last until 6 p.m.  We
need a strong turnout of Federationists, dressed appropriately for court
(business attire) to attend this hearing to let the court know that the
outcome in this matter is important to all blind people in Maryland and
throughout the nation. Transportation will leave the national Center for
the Blind at noon on Tuesday, July 13; this will give us time to get to
the courthouse and for everyone to get through security. If you are  on
staff at the National Center for the Blind and obtain approval from your
supervisor, or you are a member of the Greater Baltimore chapter and
live in or can get into the city, please plan to attend this important
hearing.  please contact Kristian Kuhnke, (410) 659-9314, extension
2219, kkuhnke at nfb.org <mailto:kkuhnke at nfb.org> , if you plan to attend.
Please let Kristian know whether you will be availing yourself of
transportation provided by the Center or whether you will make your own
way to the courthouse. If you can get to the courthouse on your own,
please be advised that the hearing will begin promptly at 2:15 p.m. and
that you should allow yourself plenty of time to get there and go
through security. Arriving late is frowned upon by the court; in fact it
is likely that you will not be admitted if you are not in the courtroom
and seated at the time the hearing begins. Please let Kristian know if
you can attend no later than Wednesday, June 30, at 5:00 p.m. If you
have any questions, feel free to contact me using the information below.
If you are receiving this message via the Greater Baltimore chapter
list, please do not reply to this message; instead e-mail Kristian
Kuhnke directly or give her or me a call. Note: Please let Kristian know
that you will attend even if you don't plan to use the transportation
from the Center.
Thanks in advance for your participation.
Chris Danielsen, Chapter President
Christopher S. Danielsen 
Director of Public Relations 
200 East Wells Street 
     at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Phone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2330
Fax: 410-685-5653
Cell phone: 410-262-1281
Email: cdanielsen at nfb.org
www.nfb.org <http://www.nfb.org/> 

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