Sponsored by the Government Law Center, the conference will highlight the history and implementation after 25 years of the ADA and examine the challenges of equal opportunity, independent living, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency yet to be addressed.
4.0 hours CLE professional practice. Registration is free but required. Lunch is included.
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:15 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Opening Remarks: Alicia Ouellette, President and Dean
Key Note Address: Curtis L. Decker, J.D., National Disability Rights Network
Panel One: ADA Compliance in Public and Public Institutions Moderator: Kirk Lewis, Executive Director, Schenectady ARC
Roger Bearden, Esq., Counsel, OPWDD; Sheila Shea, Esq., MHLS; Elise Friello, J.D.; Kirsten Dunn, Albany Law School ‘16
Luncheon Speaker: John Robinson, Our Ability
Panel Two: Litigating ADA Claims: Major Cases Moderator: Paul Kietzman, Esq., Senior Counsel, NYSARC
Timothy A. Clune, Esq., Executive Director, Disability Rights New York; Honorable Robert Levy; Cathleen B. Clark, AUSA; other panelists to be confirmed
Panel Three: Disability in the Practice of Law Susan Arbetter, Moderator
Emily Karr Cook, Esq.; Erica Molina, Esq.; Scott Quesnel, Girvin and Ferlazzo; Benjamin Thapa, Esq.
Concluding Remarks and Reception