Join us for a free CLE program with a panel of speakers who will discuss the unique experiences of practicing attorneys and judges living with disabilities.
Why Hire Lawyers with Disabilities: Unique Experiences in the Practice of Law
This course is designed to give attendees insight into the experiences of attorneys living with disabilities and the legal and practical implications of practicing with disabilities.
Kevin Williams, our moderator, will provide a high-level overview of the history and purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act and cover what a “disability” is under the ADA; what is required of or prohibited by employers pre- and post-hiring; what constitutes a reasonable accommodation; how often those with disabilities disclose; and employment statistics for people with disabilities compared to the non-disabled.
Our distinguished panelists -- Judge Sueanna Johnson, Gregg Carson, and Brittany Barrient -- will provide insight into how some of these topics and aspects of the disability laws play out in their practice. The course will highlight the unique strengths and benefits employees with disabilities bring to the table and the importance of including people with disabilities when recruiting diverse candidates.
Approved for one general CLE credit.