2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Diversity in the Disability Rights Movement: Working Together to Achieve the Right to Live in the World

Portrait of Jacobus tenBroek

“The right of access to public accommodations and common carriers is a civil right. It is a basic right indispensable to participation in the community, a substantive right to which all are fully and equally entitled.” Jacobus tenBroek, The Right to Live in the World: The Disabled in the Law of Torts, 54 CAL. L. REV. 841, 858 (1966).

Join leading disability rights advocates from throughout the United States to examine the status of diversity in the disability rights movement and explore ways to increase diversity so that all may achieve Dr. tenBroek's vision of equality of opportunity.

When:            March 31-April 1, 2016

Where:          National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
                      200 East Wells Street
                             at Jernigan Place
                      Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Registration Fee:     $175
Students:                   $25

A limited number of scholarships to cover the registration fee will be available to individuals with demonstrated financial need. Requests for a waiver of the registration fee should be emailed to Lou Ann Blake no later than February 12, 2016.

2016 TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

The 2016 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: building diversity in the disability rights movement, arrests and Title II of the ADA, international progress on improving accessibility, ethical issues in the representation of persons with disabilities, the right to real work under Olmstead, disability and discrimination in the LGBT community, and how schools are using truancy laws to avoid their responsibilities under the IDEA. Presenters include:

  • Samuel Bagenstos, Frank G. Millard Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Alison Barkoff, Director of Advocacy, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Rabia Belt, Research Fellow, Stanford Law School
  • Claudia Center, Senior Staff Attorney, Disability Rights, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
  • Matthew W. Dietz, President and Litigation Director, Disability Independence Group, Inc.
  • Jane Dunhamn, Director, National Black Disability Coalition
  • Jonathan Lazar, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
  • David Lepofsky, Chair, AODA Alliance
  • Anil Lewis, Executive Director, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
  • Alison J. Lynch, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights New York
  • Kathleen Martinez, Senior Vice President, Disability Market Segment & Strategy, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

AGENDA AND REGISTRATION

View the agenda for the 2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium.

To register online, payment must be made by credit card at the time of registration.

To register by mail or fax, download the registration form. Completed registration forms with credit card information may be faxed to Lou Ann Blake at (410) 659-5129. Mail forms with complete credit card information or enclosed check (made payable to the National Federation of the Blind) to:

Lou Ann Blake, Law Symposium Coordinator
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
     at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230

CLE CREDIT

Documentation for CLE credits will be provided.

HOTEL INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved for law symposium participants at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, located at 550 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. This recently renovated hotel is located directly across from the Inner Harbor and is convenient to the Jernigan Institute. Rooms may be reserved for March 30 to April 2, 2016, at the rate of $145.00 per night for singles or doubles, $165 for triples, and $185 for quads, plus applicable taxes and surcharges. Make your reservation online at http://tinyurl.com/mp8v7ve, or by calling the hotel directly at (410)234-0550 and referring to the National Federation of the Blind block, block code 0330FEDERA.  Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m., February 29, 2016. The NFB will provide a free morning and evening shuttle between the hotel and the Jernigan Institute.  Participants who will be staying at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore and who require accessible transportation should contact Lou Ann Blake by March 28, 2016.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Symposium materials will be provided in large print and Braille. Participants who require other accommodations should contact Lou Ann Blake by March 24, 2016.

For questions regarding the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, please contact:

Lou Ann Blake, Law Symposium Coordinator
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
     at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2221

Sponsorship Opportunities

Jacobus tenbroek works at his desk.Your support of the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium will help to shape the future of disability law and ensure that people with disabilities enjoy the same right to live in the world as their nondisabled peers.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels.  Based on the level you choose, you will receive one or more tickets to the symposium, advertising space in the symposium program and your logo on this Web page.  To become a sponsor of the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, please download the 2016 sponsorship form and return it to:

Stephanie Eller, Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
     at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, ext. 2423

Thank you to our 2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium sponsors:

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The NFB would like to thank our Steering Committee members:

Lou Ann Blake, National Federation of the Blind
Peter Blanck, Burton Blatt Institute
Charles Brown, American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
Marc Charmatz, National Association of the Deaf
Robert Dinerstein, American University Washington College of Law
Brian East, Disability Rights Texas
Timothy Elder, TRE Legal Services
David Ferleger, Law Office of David Ferleger
Leslie P. Francis, University of Utah
Daniel Goldstein, Brown, Goldstein, & Levy, LLP
Scott LaBarre, LaBarre Law Offices, PC
Jennifer Mathis, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Anil Lewis, National Federation of the Blind
Mehgan Sidhu, National Federation of the Blind

Previous Symposia Archive

2016 Audio Recording
2016 Transcript Day 1
2016 Transcript Day 2

2015 Audio Recording
2015 Transcript Day 1
2015 Transcript Day 2

2014 Audio Recording
2014 Transcript Day 1
2014 Transcript Day 2

2013 Audio Recording

2012 Audio Recording
2012 Transcript Day 1
2012 Transcript Day 2

2011 Audio Recording
2011 Transcript Day 1
2011 Transcript Day 2

2010 Audio Recording
2010 Transcript

2009 Audio Recording

2008 Audio Recording
2008 Transcript Morning Session
2008 Transcript Keynote
2008 Transcript Afternoon Session