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General Disability Webinars

LSAC's First-Year Law Class Survey: Spotlight on Students with Disabilities

March 6, 2024 | For the first time, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) conducted a survey of 2022 law school matriculants to begin understanding who they are, whether they disclosed their disability on law school applications, and what factors they considered in determining which law schools met their academic, professional, and personal needs. Our esteemed experts will discuss and share their insights on the survey findings and recommend what steps law schools can take to address the experiences, thoughts, and needs of these students, combat stigma surrounding disabilities, and remove existing barriers.

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Building a Neuroinclusive Legal Workplace: The Competitive Advantage of Diversity

October 25, 2023 | Between 15-20% of the US population is neurodiverse. Neurodiversity is getting lots of attention, with more and more employers recognizing the benefits of diversity of thought and tapping into this talent pool. Our esteemed panel of experts—including neurodivergent attorneys—discusses what neurodivergent means for employers and the workplace, the unique skills and abilities that accompany it, and what businesses should be doing about it.

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Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Access Public Natural Resources

June 8, 2023 | Access to nature is beneficial to everyone, including persons with disabilities. Increasingly research shows that time in nature provides a range of physical, emotional and mental benefits and can enhance a sense of belonging. However, accessibility issues mean that the disability community is often excluded from the outdoors. This webinar addresses the current environment of access, barriers to the outdoors, and how we can make nature more accessible.

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Algorithms, AI, and Disability Discrimination in Hiring: Complying with the ADA

November 10, 2022 | Our panel discusses the EEOC’s guidance and addresses the types of algorithmic practices that can show up in the hiring process; how and why these practices impact disabled workers; how employers may violate the ADA; best practices for employers on how to comply with the ADA; and what job applicants and employees who think their rights may have been violated can do.

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Discussing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with SciTech

September 21, 2022 | A discussion on implicit bias, discrimination, and how to advance the success and promotion of diverse groups of people into the science and technology legal field.

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Disaster-Related Trauma: Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Resilience

July 22, 2022 | During the session our panel of experts share best practices on how to prepare for, respond to, cope with, and manage the trauma from weather-related disasters and their aftermath.

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Voting and the Disability Community: Progress Made and Needed

April 20, 2022 | Voting is a fundamental right in the United States for all individuals. Our panel discusses how the disabled community fared in the 2020 elections with vastly expanded voting by mail, consolidated polling places, persistent privacy concerns, and limited resources, among other barriers, and the path forward.

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Activate Diversity Series: Access to Healthcare in Minority and Disabled Communities

2021-2022 | This program addressed the disparity of healthcare due to lack of resources and lack of knowledge within the communities.

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Living with a Disability in the Profession

October 27, 2021 | Judges and lawyers share their individual experiences living with disabilities in the legal profession, both positive and negative. With a particular focus on courts and the judiciary, the panel discusses how the profession can be more welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for disabled individuals.

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Global Disability Rights: Perspectives from Around the World

June 1, 2021 | Panelists discuss the progress made under the Americans with Disabilities Act in the United States and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities worldwide, including Canada and the UK, in integrating disability rights within the broader human rights agenda, as well as the pressing challenges that continue, including violence against women and children with disabilities, institutionalization, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Webinars

Equity in the Workplace: Disabled Lawyers Share Their Experiences

October 26, 2022 | Our panel of disabled lawyers provide a brief overview of what equity means in the legal workplace. They will then share some of the inequities they have encountered because of their disabilities and suggest some ways that these systemic barriers can be addressed.

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Moving Forward: What the Workplace Looks Like for Disabled Lawyers Post-Pandemic

October 18, 2021 | Our panel discusses questions including what lessons have legal employers learned in rethinking the “office” environment? How can they apply these lessons to make the workplace more welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for disabled individuals?

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Inclusive Technology: Enabling Accessibility at Work and in Our Digital Lives

November 6, 2019 | This program addressed how to use inclusive technology, and what to take into account when designing workplaces, digital spaces, and programs to ensure that nobody is left out.

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How Do I Tell Them? Coming Out About Mental Illness in The Workplace

April 30, 2019 | This panel addresses the practical aspects of coming out about mental illness in the workplace. It discusses the decision to come out, what reactions and stigmas doing so could lead to, and how the employee, employer, and coworkers should handle the situation.

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Building an Inclusive Workforce

October 9, 2018 | A discussion of why disability inclusion is vital for today's workforce, and some best practices for achieving that diversity and inclusion, as well as an audience Q&A.

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Persons with Disabilities: Driving Innovation in the Workplace

November 13, 2017 | Our panelists will discuss their disability inclusion strategies, examine the business case for hiring people with disabilities, and share how their corporations are driving innovation through disability inclusion.

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COVID-19 Webinars

COVID-19: Virtual Classrooms and Institutional Barriers

August 6, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic has changed access to classrooms and lectures. This webinar examines the pandemic's effect on learning in the law school environment, focusing on how typical barriers to access for disabled law students have shifted in the virtual learning environment.

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COVID-19: Remote Learning and Working for Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities

July 13, 2020 | The legal profession and the legal academy adapted quickly to remote working and remote teaching in mid-March when the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, but not all lawyers and law students have fared equally well. This webinar focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on remote learning and remote work for law students and lawyers with disabilities.

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Learning for Students with Disabilities in the Time of COVID-19

April 21, 2020 | The switch to homeschooling and other educational service delivery models necessitated by the coronavirus raise a myriad of issues for students with disabilities, their families, educators, and related service providers.

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COVID-19 - Who Gets Left Behind?

April 14, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic poses serious challenges, with projections showing that the need for life-saving treatment may far exceed both the capacity and resources of the U.S. healthcare system. This webinar discuses how to address those challenges.

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