2013-2014 Legal Issues Webinar*

This webinar series will utilize an online conferencing system. The Online Conferencing System is a fully accessible integrated data and voice medium that enables users to conduct workshops over the internet from just about any computer with a network connection and web browser. Participation is enhanced with use of a personal microphone.

All Sessions are scheduled from 1:00-2:30 p.m. (90 minute sessions) Central Time Zone(CT). The program is available in three formats:

  • Streaming Audio via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform V11
  • Real-time Captioning via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform V11
  • A telephone option is available by calling the toll number. NOTE: You will incur charges for telephone access based on your telephone provider.

All sessions have a digital recording of the session archived on this site.

Continuing Education Credits/Certificates

Some of the session are approved for Continuing Education Recognition. Please check the schedule to learn what CE recognitions are available per session.

Upon request, continuing education certificates are offered to enrollees whose attendance can be verified for a minimum of 80 minutes of the 90 minute session. The following types of certification are offered at the close of this session.

*The ADA Legal Issues Webinar Series schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Great Lakes ADA Center.

2013-2014 LEGAL ISSUES WEBINAR SERIES

November 13, 2013 » IS IT A DISABILITY UNDER THE ADA AMENDMENTS ACT?

Depending on who you ask, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) either broadened the scope of who is protected under the ADA, or restored the intent of Congress to broadly construe the definition of disability. So, what is the definition of disability under the "new" ADA? How does this definition differ from other definitions? How does the ADAAA affect you as an individual with a disability, a human resource professional or employer, or business operator? Attorney Aaron McCullough will offer an analysis of the law and guidance on these broader issues, and delve into situations and conditions some might consider within the "gray area" of disability; including:
  • Impairments that are cyclical or short in duration
  • Pregnancy
  • Phobias
  • Drug and alcohol use, addiction, and rehabilitation (including a discussion of medicinal use of marijuana)
  • ADA considerations for employees who have experienced domestic violence and stalking
 
Speaker: Attorney & ADA Consultant
 
Continuing Education Recognition:
  • Great Lakes ADA Center Certificate of Attendance (1.5 Contact Hours)
 

January 15, 2014 » The TOP ADA CASES of 2013

A number of significant ADA cases were decided in 2013, and this session will provide an in-depth review of the top ADA cases from the past year. In addition to reviewing the specific facts and ruling in each case, there will also be a discussion of the impact these cases may have on future ADA litigation. This webinar promises to cover a wide variety of ADA issues under Titles I, II and III. Start the New Year off right with a better understanding of the most important ADA cases decided in 2013.
 
Speaker: Vice President of Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation
 
Staff Attorney, Equip For Equality
 
Continuing Education Recognition:
  • Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) (1.5 Contact Hours)
  • Great Lakes ADA Center Certificate of Attendance (1.5 Contact Hours)
 

May 21, 2014 » Qualified under the ADA: The New Legal Battleground After the ADA Amendments Act

Before the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), a significant number of ADA cases were dismissed because plaintiffs could not prove they had a disability. Five years after the ADAAA's implementation, fewer cases are being dismissed based on the definition of disability. As a result, the litigation landscape is shifting and the new legal battleground is whether plaintiffs are "qualified." This session will first review how qualified is defined in the ADA and interpreted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and then focus on how qualified is being treated in the courts. Be sure to join us for this session so that you're on top of this critical legal issue.
 
Speaker: Vice President of Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation
 
Staff Attorney, Equip For Equality
 
Continuing Education Recognition:
  • Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) (1.5 Contact Hours)
  • Great Lakes ADA Center Certificate of Attendance (1.5 Contact Hours)
 

September 18, 2014 » Websites and the ADA: Accessibility in the Digital Age

When the ADA was enacted in 1990, the internet had not yet become such an important part of people's lives, including the lives of people with disabilities. Now that the internet has become such an integral tool for businesses, employers and governmental entities, courts have been grappling with how the ADA applies to websites. Also, the Department of Justice has announced it will be revising its regulations to address website accessibility. This webinar will review the legal theories on applying the ADA to the internet and discuss the case law analyzing this issue. Don't miss this session as accessibility moves beyond ramps and onto the world wide web.
 
Speaker: Vice President of Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation
 
Staff Attorney, Equip For Equality
 
Continuing Education Recognition:
  • Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) (1.5 Contact Hours)
  • Great Lakes ADA Center Certificate of Attendance (1.5 Contact Hours)
 

March 12, 2014 » The ADA and Religious Institutions

****The March 12, 2014 Legal Webinar Series session titled The ADA and Religious Institutions has been cancelled due to circumstances with the scheduled presenter that are out of our control. We will announce when/if this session is rescheduled.****

Although religious institutions are largely exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) there are situations where these entities are indeed covered by the law. What does this mean for religious entities that operate schools? Are employees of religious organizations covered by employment provisions under the ADA? Further, what about religious entities receiving federal funds such as faith-based grants? Does the ADA apply to those operating businesses open to the public? The presenter will also discuss some of the more recent cases and examples of these situations and whether the ADA applies.During this session we will examine how the ADA applies to religious institutions/organizations with regards to:
  1. Title I- Employment
  2. Entities that receive federal funds under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  3. Title III- Public Accommodations and operation of Commercial Facilities
 
Speaker: Consultant, Disability and Family Law
 
Continuing Education Recognition:
  • Great Lakes ADA Center Certificate of Attendance (1.5 Contact Hours)
 
 
 
 

The ADA Audio Conference Series is Coordinated by the Great Lakes ADA Center. For assistance with any of our conferences contact us at
(877) 232 - 1990 (V/TTY). We reserve the right to cancel sessions at any time without notice. A full refund will be provided for all paid sessions should the sessions be cancelled.