Disability and Dispute Resolution: Practical Information for Mediators and other Peacemakers (ABA DR Spring Conference)

Too often disability is left out when mediators and other peacemakers talk about diversity, inclusion, and civil rights. Lainey is exciting to be doing this session with three disabled disability rights lawyers — Robyn Powell, Deepa Goraya, and Debra Patkin. Together we will explore the intersection of dispute resolution and disability, including best practices for communicating with deaf and blind lawyers, parties and neutrals; Website and document accessibility; accommodation policies; disability issues in collaborative (family law) practice; accessibility issues in Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), language and disability awareness; Structured Negotiation and other successful DR strategies for disability rights claims; issues for disabled mediators; and marketing mediation and legal services to the disability community.