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Live Webinar

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Essentials

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Commission on Disability Rights, Commission on Law and Aging, Law Practice Division, Young Lawyers Division, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted to provide for the participation of qualified individuals with disabilities in the American workforce.  While simple in purpose, the ADA can be difficult to navigate for employers, employees, and unions alike.  In this Essentials program, designed for attorneys new to the practice of employment law, practitioners representing employers, employees, and unions will explore the core definitions and concepts in the ADA, along with employee rights and employer, employee, and union obligations under ADA.

Participants will learn:

  • Which employers are covered by the ADA
  • The definition of “disability” and who is a qualified individual with a disability
  • What is involved in determining whether and how an employer must accommodate an employee’s disability
  • What conduct is prohibited by the ADA, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • The remedies available for violation

Program Faculty

Hillary Benham-Baker
Campins Benham-Baker, LLP
San Francisco, CA

JoLinda Johnson (Moderator)
Civil Rights Division
Office of Civil Rights & Liberties,
Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement
Transportation Security Administration
United States Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC

Brian J. LaClair
Blitman & King LLP
Syracuse, NY

George L. Washington, Jr.
Chief Corporate Counsel
Orange Business Services
Oak Hill, Virginia

CLE Credit

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

The ABA applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA live webinars and teleconferences in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MN, MO, MT, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV.

The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in FL, ID, KS, ME, NE, NH, NJ, OH, PA, RI, and WY. Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state. The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.

The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

Registration Options

- Individual
- Group
- CD-ROM (Pre-Orders)

Phone or Mail:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet4ade
Mail Order Form

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Join the ABA to receive a discount on this and future ABA programs and products. Join the Section of Labor and Employment Law, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division or the Law Practice Division to save even more!


$95 Section of Labor and Employment Law; Commission on Law & Aging; The Commission on Disability Rights; Law Practice Division; Young Lawyers Division Members, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Members
$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys
$75 Each additional registrant at the same location.

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