2014 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

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


2014 Transcript Day 1
2014 Transcript Day 2


Theme Keynote Address

  • Margaret "Jenny" Hatch, Advocate, and Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

Panel I--Discrimination Against Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems

  • Presenter: Michael W. Bien, Managing Partner, Rosen, Bien, Galvan, & Grunfeld, LLP
  • Presenter: Talila A. Lewis, Founder and President, Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD)
  • Presenter: Joseph B. Tulman, Professor of Law and Director, Took Crowell Institute for Youth, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

2014 Keynote Address

  • Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education

Panel II--Next Steps in Olmstead Litigation

  • Presenter: Matthew W. Dietz, President and Litigation Director, Disability Independence Group, Inc.
  • Presenter: Barry Taylor, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation, Equip for Equality

Panel III--Rights of Parents with Disabilities

  • Presenter: Carrie Ann Lucas, Executive Director, Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities
  • Presenter: Robyn Powell, Attorney Advisor, National Council on Disability

Panel IV-- Supported Decision Making as an Alternative to Guardianship

  • Presenter: Peter Blanck, University Professor, Syracuse University, and Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
  • Presenter: Maureen Henry, Former Executive Director, Utah Commission on Aging
  • Presenter: Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

Panel V-- How to Work with the Media to Get the Disability Rights Message Across

  • Presenter: Christopher S. Danielsen, Director of Public Relations, National Federation of the Blind
  • Presenter: Theresa Vargas, Staff Writer, The Washington Post