Disability Law Forum: Accessibility Updates in the Areas of Access to Justice, the Legal Profession, Housing and More

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 9 am – 12:30 pm
(Registration & Breakfast | 8:30 am – 9 am) 

Forum Chair:

John W. Egan
Seyfarth Shaw LLP






Keynote Speaker:

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks
Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State






  • Join us for a half-day informational and educational forum focusing on recent trends and evolving and emerging accessibility and accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal, state and local laws impacting individuals with disabilities. The sessions will focus on a variety of topics in disability law. The forum will feature keynote speaker Hon. Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State.

    Live Program: $179 Member | $279 Nonmember
    In-House Counsel:  $99 Member | $199 Nonmember
    Academic/Government/Non-profit/Students: $79 Member | $179 Nonmember
    Small Law Firm Member & Non-Legal Professional: $79

  • Moderators

    Hon. Katharine H. Parker
    United States Magistrate Judge
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

    Prof. Leslie Salzman
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Clinical Legal Education
    Co-Director, Cardozo Bet Tzedek Legal Services


    Sarah E. Bell               
    Pryor Cashman LLP

    Katherine Carroll   
    Supervising Attorney, Law Enforcement Bureau
    New York City Commission on Human Rights

    Rebekah Diller  
    Clinical Associate Professor of Law
    Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

    Katie Kelleher 
    Senior Staff Attorney
    Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice Law Reform Unit

    Tracey I. Levy 
    Levy Employment Law, LLC

    Colleen Lewis 
    Executive Director of Disability Services
    Columbia University

    Anat Maytal  
    Baker & Hostetler LLP

    Rebecca Rodgers 
    Staff Attorney
    Disability Rights Advocates

    Nahid Sorooshyari 
    Senior Staff Attorney
    Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services)

    David Udell 
    Executive Director
    National Center for Access to Justice

    Joe Zesski              
    Program Manager
    Northeast ADA Center
    Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on
    Employment and Disability
    ILR School, Cornell University

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
    9:00 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address

    Keynote Speaker: Hon. Lawrence K. Marks

    9:30 am – 10:20 am Access to Justice             

    Moderator: Prof. Leslie Salzman

    Panel: Rebekah Diller, Katie Kelleher, Nahid Sorooshyari & David Udell

    10:20 am – 10:35 am Break
    10:35 am – 11:25 am Legal Update: Emerging Accessibility Issues for Housing, Education and New Technologies            

    Panel: Sarah E. Bell, Katherine Carroll, Tracey I. Levy & Rebecca Rodgers

    11:25 am – 12:15 pm Lawyers with Disabilities

    • A discussion of how lawyers of all abilities are making a difference and succeeding in their careers. Learn about accommodations and diversity initiatives that work for increasing the participation and inclusion of lawyers with disabilities in our profession.

    Moderator: Hon. Katharine H. Parker

    Panel: Colleen Lewis, Anat Maytal & Joe Zesski

  • NY: 3.5 professional practice
    NJ: 3.6 general
    CA: 3.5 general
    PA: 3.0 general

  • Thank You To Our Sponsors

    Gold Sponsor

    Proskauer Rose

    Silver Sponsor

    Baker & Hostetler LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Law Firm Champion

    Pryor Cashman

    Learn more about sponsorship opportunities

    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Children & the Law Committee | Sara L. Hiltzik, Chair
    Construction Law | Virginia K. Trunkes, Chair
    Disability Law | John W. Egan, Chair
    Education & the Law | Laura D. Barbieri, Chair
    Enhance Diversity in the Profession | Justice Rosalyn Richter & Kathy Hirata Chin, Co-Chairs
    Hospitality Law | David Helbraun, Chair
    Information Technology and Cyber Law | Joseph V. DeMarco & Maia T. Spilman, Co-Chairs
    Mental Health Law | Naomi M. Weinstein, Chair
    Pro Bono and Legal Services | Amy P. Barasch  & Alison McKinnell King, Co-Chairs
    Social Welfare Law | Susan E. Welber, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Maricela Alfonso| Membership and CLE Relations Associate| (212) 382-6608 | MAlfonso@nycbar.org