[Nfbnet-members-list] 2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Blake, Lou Ann LBlake at nfb.org
Tue Jan 14 03:44:59 UTC 2014

Registration is Now Open!

for the

2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Disability Rights in the 21st Century: Creative Solutions for 
Achieving the Right to Live in the World

April 24-25, 2014
at the
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
Baltimore, Maryland

The 2014 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: disability discrimination in the criminal and juvenile justice 
systems, next steps in Olmstead litigation, rights of parents with 
disabilities, supported decision making as an alternative to 
guardianship, and how to work with the media to get the disability 
rights message across.

2014 plenary session presenters:

   *   Michael W. Bien, managing partner, Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP;
   *   Peter Blanck, university professor, Syracuse University, and 
chairman, Burton Blatt Institute;
   *   Christopher S. Danielsen, director of public relations, 
National Federation of the Blind;
   *   Matthew W. Dietz, president and Litigation Director, 
Disability Independence Group, Inc.;
   *   Maureen Henry, former executive director, Utah Commission on Aging;
   *   Talila Lewis, founder and president, HEARD;
   *   Carrie Ann Lucas, executive director, Center for Rights of 
Parents with Disabilities;
   *   Jonathan Martinis, legal director, Quality Trust for 
Individuals with Disabilities;

   *   Robyn Powell, attorney advisor, National Council on Disability;

   *   Barry Taylor, vice president for civil rights and systemic 
litigation, Equip for Equality;
   *   Joseph B. Tulman, professor of law and director, Took Crowell 
Institute for Youth; and

   *   Theresa Vargas, staff writer, The Washington Post.

The luncheon keynote will be given by Catherine Lhamon, assistant 
secretary, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.

2014 workshop facilitators:

*        Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, University of Michigan Law School

*        Ira Burnim, legal director, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

*        Marc Charmatz, senior attorney, National Association of the Deaf

*        Richard Devylder (invited), chief, Office of Access and 
Functional Needs, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

*        Andrew D. Freeman, partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP

*        Elaine Gardner, attorney advisor, Disability Rights Office, 
Federal Communications Commission

*        Arlene S. Kanter, Bond, Schoeneck, & King Distinguished 
Professor; Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching 
Excellence; professor of law; director, College of Law Disability Law 
and Policy Program; and co-director, SU Center on Human Policy, Law 
and Disability Studies; Syracuse University

*        Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP

*        Christopher Kuczynski, assistant legal counsel, United 
States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

*        David L. Lee (invited), principal, The Law Offices of David L. Lee

*        Jennifer Mathis, deputy legal director, Bazelon Center for 
Mental Health Law

*        Laurence Paradis, executive director and co-director of 
litigation, Disability Rights Advocates

*        Luciene Parsley, senior attorney, Maryland Disability Law Center

*        Karen Peltz Strauss, deputy chief, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

*        Rebecca G. Pontikes, principal, Pontikes Law, LLC

*        Victoria Thomas, staff attorney, University Legal 
Services--Protection & Advocacy

*        Michael Waterstone, associate dean for research and academic 
centers, and J. Howard Ziemann Fellow and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

   *   Lauren Young, director of litigation, Maryland Disability Law Center

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
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Telephone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2221
E-mail: lblake at nfb.org<mailto:lblake at nfb.org>

Lou Ann Blake, J.D.
HAVA Project Manager and Law Symposium Coordinator
Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
     at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Telephone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2221
Fax: (410) 659-5129
E-mail: lblake at nfb.org<mailto:lblake at nfb.org>
Web site: www.nfb.org<http://www.nfb.org/>

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