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New Themes in ADA Compliance

A Conversation with the Justice Department about ADA Enforcement Priorities for Higher Education Institutions

October 7, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Speakers: Linda L. Yoder, Leander A. Dolphin, Peter J. Murphy, Melika S. Forbes

When:
October 7, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Where:

University of Hartford
Gray Conference Center, Harry Jack Gray Building
200 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT

8:00 - 8:30 AM 
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15 AM
General Session
10:15 - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Closing Remarks

 

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is pleased to offer this complimentary forum for higher education professionals to engage with government attorneys to discuss emerging trends and enforcement actions nationally.

Assistant United States Attorneys Vanessa Roberts Avery and Ndidi Moses will join Attorneys Leander A. Dolphin and Linda L. Yoder, who represent public and private colleges and universities, to discuss recent DOJ enforcement actions, as well as the investigation and resolution process, emerging trends and common pitfalls.

To address your particular areas of interest and concern, panelists will solicit questions both before and during this discussion. 

The general session will be followed by two simultaneous breakout sessions focused on ADA accessibility issues for students and faculty.

Breakout Sessions (please register for the session of your choosing):

The ADA at Colleges and Universities: Emerging Issues Relating to Accommodations of Students with Disabilities
In this interactive session, Attorneys Leander Dolphin and Melika Forbes will address best practices regarding accessibility and accommodation issues of students in the higher education context.

The ADA at Colleges and Universities: Addressing Faculty ADA Issues
In this interactive session, Attorneys Linda L. Yoder and Peter Murphy will focus on both accessibility and requests for accommodation by faculty as well as faculty involvement with student accommodation requests.

For detailed event information, parking and agenda, click here.

Who should attend: Presidents, General Counsels, Human Resources Personnel, ADA Coordinators, Disability Resources/Services Directors, Deans of Faculty, Provosts, Ombuds, Deans of Student Life, Deans of Student Activities, and Diversity Officers/Directors.

This forum is complimentary, and we invite you to bring a guest or colleague. Please register by September 30th. If you invite a guest, please be sure to register your guest separately.

Lunch will be served and there will be an opportunity for discussion with forum participants during the lunch break.

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