2016 Disability Civil Rights Law Series: Civil Rights Definition of “Disability”

This session will focus on preparing advocates to compare and contrast different “disability” definitions, to assist with disability rights issue-spotting in a variety of practice contexts.
Date training recorded: Feb 22, 2016
Trainer(s): Linda Kilb
Sponsoring Organization(s): Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)


DETAILS


The federal and California civil rights definition of “disability” differs from other legal definitions of “disability” (such as those governing eligibility for various kinds of disability income benefits and services). This session will provide detail about the definition contained in federal disability rights statutes such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The session will also address definitional aspects of state disability civil rights laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the California Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the California Disabled Persons Act. Focus will be on preparing advocates to compare and contrast different “disability” definitions, to assist with disability rights issue-spotting in a variety of practice contexts.

Note: This is the first in a series of Disability Rights Law webinars that will offer an overview of relevant legal authority, as well as advocacy tips and practical resources. The first sessions will offer foundational disability rights information of relevance to a wide range of substantive practice areas. Subsequent sessions will focus on disability rights issues arising within particular practice contexts.

Presented by:
Linda Kilb, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

1 Hour of general MCLE available.

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This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.



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Series: Disability
MCLE: 1 hour
Last revised: Dec 15, 2017 2:03 pm
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