This symposium will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss issues such as how to translate what worked for the civil rights movements to the disability rights movement, how the disability community can learn to speak with one voice while respecting and maintaining its diversity, and how to erase the misconception that disability rights is not a civil rights issue.
April 14-15, 2011
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
2011 plenary session presenters: Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights; Ruth Colker, Distinguished University Professor and Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law; Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights;
Scott C. LaBarre, Esquire, LaBarre Law Offices P.C.;
Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind;
Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights; Larry Paradis, Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocates; Howard Rosenblum, Chief Executive Officer (Designate), National Association of the Deaf; Lynn Hecht Schafran, Senior Vice President and Director, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum.
2011 workshop facilitators: Mazen Basrawi, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; Michael W. Bien, Managing Partner, Rosen, Bien & Galvan LLP; Peter Blanck, University Professor and Chair, The Burton Blatt Institute; Ella Callow, Legal Program Director, The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families; Kevin Cremin, Director of Disability and Public Benefits Law, Legal Services NYC; Brian East, Senior Attorney, Advocacy, Inc.; Leslie Ellis, Jury Consultant, TrialGraphix; Donald Freedman, Partner, Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein LLP; Douglas Kruse, Director, PhD program in Labor Relations and Human Resources, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations; Janet Lord, Senior Partner, BlueLaw International; Laura Rovner, Associate Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Jo Anne Simon, Esquire; Michael Waterstone, J. Howard Ziemann Fellow and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School.
Documentation for CLE credits will be provided.
A limited number of scholarships to cover the registration fee will be available to individuals with demonstrated financial need.
Lou Ann Blake, JD
Law Symposium Coordinator
Jacobus tenBroek Library
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Telephone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2221
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