Building Blocks to Effectively Respond to Court Disability Related Challenges and Difficult Situations

ADA Audio Conference Webinar Series
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email webinars@accessibilityonline.org

Register for the Zoom webinar

Description:
Courts face a wide variety of disability related issues and circumstances throughout the judicial system. Understanding when and how the court must effectively comply with the ADA can be complicated. Court personnel can learn to successfully respond to court users, which can include litigants, defendants, jurors, attorneys, witnesses, parents, juveniles, divorcees, etc., when disability related problematic situations and challenges are presented in the courtroom and court programs. By developing and applying specific ADA analytical skills and reasoning, staff can approach these situations with effective assessments and actions to assure program access and equal opportunity. The session will include the unique practice to process various highly difficult disability-related scenarios as well as creating a platform for participants to sort out their own court’s challenges. The trainer will ultimately guide participants through ongoing pathways to create for court users with disabilities, without bias, participation in court programs, including obtaining equitable justice.

Individuals may submit questions for the presenters in advance through the registration process.

This session will have human generated real-time captioning provided.

Continuing Education Credits available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits.

Speaker:
Julie Ballinger, Affiliate, Southwest ADA Center