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Access Success: Creating Opportunities for Attorneys with Disabilities

Access Success is a FREE live event showcasing attorneys and law students with disabilities and introducing them to law firms and law departments interested in expanding their own networks of able counsel. You’ll hear first-person accounts of attorneys practicing with disabilities as well as an overview of the ADA “reasonable accommodations” from both the plaintiff and defense perspectives. Access Success will also help organizations comply with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which requires federal contractor employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals with disabilities by offering a chance for them to meet with attorneys and law students with disabilities, At the networking reception, learn more about the Web event and how law firms and law departments can connect with at least ten attorneys or law students with disabilities during the ensuing two-week Access Success online networking fair. Legal Background from the Plaintiff and Defense Perspective Heather Adams, Jackson Lewis P.C. Rachel Weisberg, Equip for Equality Embracing Accessibility to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Dennis Garcia, Microsoft Corporate, External & Legal Affairs Issues Faced by Attorneys with Disabilities and How to Make the Workplace Accessible Azeema Akram, Illinois Commerce Commission Rachel Arfa, Equip for Equality (moderator) Terrance Barker, Terrance Barker Legal Services Joyce Otuwa, Equip for Equality Mary Rosenberg, Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago Andrew Webb, Equip For Equality The Details: Free event but registration is required. Register online at or call 312-554-2056. 2 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval

Dates:3/6/2018 - 3/7/2018

Location:Microsoft AON Center
200 E. Randolph, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601


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