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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Illinois Disability Rights Consortium meeting Oct. 25th to focus on Access to the Courts - webcast

The next Illinois Disability Rights Consortium meeting will take place on Wednesday October 25th from 9:30-11:00 AM (ct) at Equip for Equality’s Chicago office (20 N. Michigan, Suite 300). The topic will be Access to the Courts for People with Disabilities. Meghan Carter from the Disability Rights Bureau at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will be the presenter.

Here’s a description of the session: People with disabilities regularly participate in all aspects of the legal system – as litigants, jurors, witnesses, spectators, attorneys and judges. To ensure people with disabilities have equal access to the courts, Court Disability Coordinators (CDCs) have been designated in each Judicial Circuit in the Illinois state courts to coordinate compliance with the ADA. The Disability Rights Bureau of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office provides training and technical assistance to CDCs across the state. This session will provide an overview of the CDC program and common issues, along with a review of case law and settlements that impact the fundamental right to access the courts.

This program will be eligible for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit. A captioner will be present for the meeting. If you need another accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact me by October 18th.

For people who cannot attend in person, you can access the session via webcast at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6381108475541678593

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