Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kareem Dale to speak at National Federation of the Blind Law Symposium

From NFB:

Kareem Dale, (pictured) President Obama's Special Assistant for Disability Policy, will speak at the 2009 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 17 at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Md.

Mr. Dale will speak on the Obama administration's policies on disability issues for approximately 30 minutes followed by a 45-minute question and answer session.

In addition to Mr. Dale, the presenters for the 2009 symposium are:

  • Maura Healey, Assistant Attorney General and Chief, Office of Civil Rights, Commonwealth of Massachusetts;

  • Amy Robertson and Timothy Fox, Principals, Fox & Robertson, P.C.;

  • Gerard Quinn, Professor of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway;

  • Katherine Guernsey, International Lawyer and Adjunct Professor, American
    University School of International Service;

  • Samuel Bagenstos, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School;

  • Christine Griffin, Commissioner, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;

  • Peter Blanck, University Professor and Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.

  • Ari Ne'eman, founding president of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, will give the luncheon keynote address.

To view the full agenda, register online, or download the registration form to register by mail or fax, visit the symposium Web page at www.nfb.org/nfb/Law_Symposium.asp.

The 2009 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium is sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind, the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, the Maryland Department of Disability, the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, and the Legal Times.