[nfbmi-talk] Fw: News Release: New Chief of Disability Rights Section Named, U.S. Department of Justice

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Thu Feb 14 22:49:57 UTC 2013

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From: Jones, Robin 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:36 PM
Subject: News Release: New Chief of Disability Rights Section Named, U.S. Department of Justice

The following News Release is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org): 

The Civil Rights Division is pleased to announce that Rebecca Bond will be the new Chief of the Division’s Disability Rights Section.  In that capacity, Ms. Bond will oversee the Section’s management team, develop and supervise investigations and litigation affecting all aspects of the Section’s enforcement program, and lead the development and implementation of the Section’s strategic vision, guidance, regulations, and policies.    

Ms. Bond is an experienced and dedicated civil rights advocate with a deep personal commitment to disability rights.  She previously served as a Trial Attorney and a Deputy Chief of the Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, taking on Fair Housing Act, sexual harassment, race discrimination, and disability cases, as well as cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, and Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  She became a Deputy Chief of the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section in 2006, where, in addition to supervising litigation, she was the Section’s Legal and Policy Counsel, oversaw the Fair Housing Testing Program, and chaired the Section’s professional development committee. 

Ms. Bond is a 1997 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1993 graduate of Yale University.  She joined the Division in 2000 after clerking and practicing law in Puerto Rico and California.

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