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Day 1: Thursday, April, 14, 2011
07:45 AM - 08:30 AM Continental Breakfast
    08:30 AM - 08:40 AM Welcome Address

    Welcome Address, Introduction and Opening Remarks by Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind

      08:40 AM - 09:15 AM Theme Keynote
        09:15 AM - 10:30 AM Lessons Learned: Translating What Worked for the Civil Rights Movements to the Disability Rights Movement

        Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

        Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

        Lynn Hecht Schafran, Senior Vice President, Director, National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum

          10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break
            11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshops

            Disability as a Protected Class for the Purpose of Seeking Political Asylum. 
            Facilitators: Peter Blanck, University Professor and Chair, The Burton Blatt Institute, and Janet Lord, Senior Partner, BlueLaw International LLP

            Disability Law 101: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Principles and Doctrines of
            Disability Law.
             
            Facilitator: Brian East, Senior Attorney, Advocacy, Inc

            Advocating for People with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System. 
            Facilitator: Michael Bien, Managing Partner, Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP

            When and How to Use the Broader Civil Rights Laws when Representing People with
            Disabilities.
             
            Facilitator: Laura Rovner, Associate Professor, University of Denver College of Law

              12:00 PM - 01:30 PM Lunch and Keynote Address
                01:30 PM - 02:45 PM When the Messenger is the Message: How to Portray Disability to Judge and Jury

                Scott C. LaBarre, Esquire, LaBarre Law Offices P.C.

                Larry Paradis, Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocates

                  02:45 PM - 03:00 PM Break
                    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Workshops

                    Using Social Science to Influence the Jury's Perception of Disability. 
                    Facilitator: Leslie Ellis, Jury Consultant, TrialGraphix.

                    How to Overcome Stereotypes and Misconceptions to Win a Child Custody Case for the Disabled Parent(s). 
                    Facilitator: Ella Callow, Legal Program Director, The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families

                    The Disability Rights Model and Guardianship: Mutually Exclusive or Compatible Concepts? 
                    Facilitator: Donald Freedman, Partner, Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein LLP

                    High-stakes Standardized Testing and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
                    Facilitator: Jo Anne Simon, Esquire

                      04:00 PM - 04:15 PM Break
                        04:14 PM - 05:30 PM The Effect of Diversity in the Disability Rights Movement on Court Decisions

                        Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind

                        Howard Rosenblum, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of the Deaf

                          05:30 PM - 07:00 PM Reception
                            Day 2: Friday, April, 15, 2011
                            07:45 AM - 08:30 AM Continental Breakfast
                              08:30 AM - 09:45 AM Disability Rights as Constitutional Rights

                              Ruth Colker, Distinguished University Professor and Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

                              Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

                                09:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
                                  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Workshops

                                  The Impact of Reasonable Accommodation on the Employment Rate of People with
                                  Disabilities.
                                   
                                  Facilitator: Douglas Kruse, Director of Ph.D. program in Labor Relations and Human Resources, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations

                                  Discrimination against People with Disabilities at the Polling Place. 
                                  Facilitator: Michael Waterstone, J. Howard Ziemann Fellow and Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

                                  Working with the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. 
                                  Facilitator: Mazen Basrawi, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

                                  Challenges to Institutionalization. 
                                  Facilitator: Kevin Cremin, Director of Disability and Public Benefits Law, Legal Services
                                  NYC

                                    11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break
                                      11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Disability Rights in the Obama Administration

                                      Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary, Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

                                      Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

                                        12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Closing Remarks