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Description

Equip for Equality Hosts the Disability Rights Consortium Meeting on October 25th

Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time:  9:30am-11:00am

Location:  Equip for Equality, 20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602‚Äč 

Accessibility sign that has an arrow and "To the Courts"

Speaker

Our featured speaker will be Meghan Carter from the Disability Rights Bureau at the Illinois Attorney General's Office.

Topic:  Access to the Courts for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities regularly participate in all aspects of the legal system – as litigants, jurors, witnesses, spectators, attorneys and judges. To ensure people with disabilities have equal access to the courts, Court Disability Coordinators (CDCs) have been designated in each Judicial Circuit in the Illinois state courts to coordinate compliance with the ADA. The Disability Rights Bureau of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office provides training and technical assistance to CDCs across the state. This session will provide an overview of the CDC program and common issues, along with a review of case law and settlements that impact the fundamental right to access the courts.

CLE Credit

This program will be eligible for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit.

Accommodations

A captioner will be present for the meeting. If you need other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Barry Taylor at barryt@equipforequality.org by October 18th. For people who cannot attend in person, you can access the session via webcast by clicking here 

Please also mark your calendars for upcoming Consortium meetings:

  • No meeting in November
  • December 6, 2017

 

 

 

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