DISABILITIES IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION NYC LIVE & WEBCAST
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
New York Society of Security Analysts
New York, NY 10036
4.5 MCLE Credits:
Live & Webcast
4.5 Professional Practice
Co-Sponsors: Labor and Employment Law Section, Committee on Disability Rights, Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Labor & Employment Law Section Member Rate: $114.75
Newly Admitted Atty Rate: $110.00
Lawyers with Disabilities (LWDs) face considerable challenges in the legal profession, from being denied access and accommodations to being denied employment on the basis of their disabilities. Not only are the number of LWDs under-reported, but LWDs are also frequently left out of diversity initiatives and recruitment efforts. Despite the fact that many LWDs have outstanding credentials and skills, many employers in the legal profession fall back on false stereotypes and negative assumptions about disabled people, rather than focusing on the capabilities of a lawyer with a disability.
Let our experienced faculty guide you through the many obstacles facing LWDs today and offer unique perspectives on how better to accommodate and advocate for LWDs.
Rachel J. Minter, Principal, Law Office of Rachel J. Minter, New York, NY
Jack l. Chen, Google Inc., New York City
Elizabeth Grossman, Director PAIR & PABSS Programs, Disability Rights New York, Albany, NY, former Senior Trial Attorney EEOC, Albany
Tara L. Moffett, Partner, Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C, Albany, NY
Kathryn Carroll, Member, NYSBA Committee on Disability Rights, Nesconset, NY
Anat Maytal, Associate, Baker Hostetler, New York, NY
Stephanie Woodward, Director of Advocacy, Center for Disability Rights, Rochester, NY
Michael Gilberg, Principal, Law Practice of Michael Gilberg, Somers, NY
Eileen Travis, Director, New York City Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Program, New York, NY
Anupa Iyer, Policy Advisor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC
Sara Liss, Disability Rights New York, Brooklyn, NY
Additional faculty to be announced.
Additional Information: This course has been approved for all attorneys. IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.