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Speaking Engagement: Scott Wenner Discusses Disability Discrimination in the Legal Profession

On October 8, 2009 by Schnader

Last year at the IBA Conference in Buenos Aires, the Discrimination Law Committee co-sponsored successful sessions addressing age discrimination and gender discrimination in the legal profession. Building on those programs, this session, in Madrid, Spain, will focus on the challenges that disabled persons encounter in becoming lawyers and advancing in legal practice, and what law firms and bar associations have done, and still can do, to eliminate disability-related bias and barriers in the profession.

On October 8th, 2009 in Madrid, Scott Wenner (of Schnader’s New York office) and Barry Mordsley (of Salans in London) will discuss the following questions:

  • What barriers do disabled persons face in joining, and practicing, the legal profession?
  • What role can bar associations play in eliminating barriers for disabled lawyers?
  • Are there best practices that law firms can adopt to combat bias against disabled lawyers and reasonably accommodate limitations on or barriers to their ability to practice imposed by a disability?

The lead sponsor for this session will be Discrimination Law Committee, with the co-sponsorship of the Bar Issues Commission and the Judges’ Forum.

For more information, follow this link to the IBA website.