Recorded talks and speaking archives

This page has links to Lainey’s recorded talks and presentation from 2016-present, and lists her speaking events between 2017 and 2019. For upcoming speaking engagements and a list of talks from 2020-2021, please visit the Speaking Events page.

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Links to Lainey’s recorded talks and presentations

This list is a sampling of Lainey’s presentations that have been recorded by event organizers. For radio, tv interviews and podcasts, visit the media page of this website.

[Please note that links to completed speaking events may no longer be active if the event sponsor has removed details of past events.]



  • Guest Speaker: Harvard Law School Class / Diversity and Dispute Resolution

    January 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

    via web

    This is the second year Lainey has been invited to present to David Hoffman’s class at Harvard Law School. Lainey will talk with the students (several from outside the United States) about Structured Negotiation, representing disabled clients, and how lawyers can best serve the disability community.

  • Panelist: Rethinking Diversity, Reintroducing Disability

    February 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    UC Berkeley Career Center 2440 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720

    A free event that includes the trailer screening of “Crip Camp” by filmmaker and disability rights activist James Lebrecht followed by a panel discussion about disability history, identity, rights, and movements with Lebrecht, Denise Sherer Jacobson, Cathy Kudlick and Lainey.

  • Transatlantic Reflections on the Power of Technology for Inclusion

    February 22, 2019 at 11:00 am (Eastern)

    Zoom presentation for live gathering in Maryland

    Lainey will be part of a global panel and talk about her work on accessible technology using the collaborative tools of Structured Negotiation.

  • The Digital Accessibility Legal Summit: Legal Strategies in the Accessibility Space: Lawsuits, Structured Negotiation, and other approaches for ALL stakeholders

    March 12, 2019

    Los Angeles, CA

    Lainey will be leading a discussion at this inaugural summit on digital accessibility law. The legal landscape has changed drastically in the past three years. How can lawyers representing all parties make sure the digital accessibility legal space is ethical and focused on problem-solving? How can we do this without compromising (i) the rights of disabled people to use all available tools to enforce hard-fought civil rights and (ii) the rights of technology owners to use statutorily provided legal defenses. Let’s talk about smart practices for all stakeholders.

  • 2019 Digital Accessibility Legal Update at CSUNATC

    March 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Platinum 8, 1st Floor at the CSUN Conference in Anaheim, CA

    This will be Lainey’s 19th year attending the CSUN conference.  She has been presenting most years since 2001, and has been doing the legal update many of those years, beginning in approximately 2004.

  • Guest Lecturer: Columbia Law School Disability Rights Course

    April 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Lainey will be speaking via webinar about Structured Negotiation to Columbia Law School’s disability rights course taught by Liz Emens. Law Students deserve to learn about options other than being a shark!

  • Digital Accessibility Legal Update @ AccessU

    May 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Austin, TX

    Lainey will have 1.5 hours for the digital accessibility legal update at the annual John Slatin AccessU Conference. She will repeat the session on Thursday May 16 at 2:00 and also offer it as part of AccessU online (see next listing).

  • Digital Accessibility Legal Update @AccessU Online

    May 16, 2019 at 11:00 am (Central)

    Lainey’s glad to offer the legal update as part of the 2019 online version of AccessU.

  • Collaborative Tools for Digital Inclusion: Workshop in Basque Country, Spain

    June 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Vitoria Spain

    Lainey is grateful to the Association of Collaborative Law of Basque Country for the opportunity to share ideas about using collaborative tools like Structured Negotiation to help close the digital divide by increasing accessibility.

  • National ADA Symposium: Structured Negotiation Workshop

    June 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Grapevine, Texas

    Join Lainey for a deep dive into the collaborative tools of Structured Negotiation in this three hour workshop for disability advocates. Gain skills that can help resolve disability claims without run-away costs, stress, and negative publicity. This will be a hands-on workshop with practical tools that Symposium attendees can bring to all types of advocacy efforts — including workplace conflicts!

  • National ADA Symposium: Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    June 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Grapevine, Texas

    Lainey’s popular digital accessibility legal update designed for Symposium attendees. Current cases, Structured Negotiation and advocacy, government activity will be shared. We’ll talk about the role of the law in making the digital world accessible and best practices for baked in accessibility. Come learn how to put the law in your pocked to advance disability rights.

  • What’s New in the Digital Accessibility Legal Space @DisabilityIn Conference

    July 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Chicago, IL

    Lainey is excited to be attending her first DisabilityIn conference and presenting the digital accessibility legal update tailored to organizations committed to diversity and inclusion. This session is sponsored by Microsoft and will be moderated by Jessica Rafuse, Senior Program Manager, Accessibility, Corporate External Legal Affairs

  • Workshop: “Who Gets to Create, Who Gets to Consume: Digital Media, Disability, and US Law”

    September 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Ohio State University

  • 2019 Lawrence Lecturer on Dispute Resolution @ Ohio State

    September 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Moritz College of Law @Ohio State University

    Lainey is honored to be delivering the annual Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

  • How to Navigate the Galaxy of Accessibility Laws @ACCESS by 3Play Media

    October 3, 2019 at 10:35 am

    The Exchange Conference Center 212 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210

  • Merck Economic Impact Summit

    October 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

    East Brunswick, New Jersey

    Lainey will be a panelist on “Accessibility Matters: The Do’s and Don’ts from Industry Leaders”

  • #a11yTOConf

    October 25, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Toronto, Ontario

    Excited to join friends and colleagues to talk about ethics in the digital accessibility legal space. Part of a “curated playlist of talks, focused on digital accessibility” in Toronto.

  • Haben Girma Book Reading (Haben in Conversation with Lainey)

    November 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Books, Inc. in Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Avenue

    Lainey is honored to be asking the questions (and taking audience questions) at Haben Girma’s book reading in Berkeley. Haben and I will talk about her wonderful book, Haben: The Deafblind Woman who Conquered Harvard Law.


  • Speaker, Berkeley Law 2018 Disability Rights Conference

    January 12, 2018 at 2:50 pm (null)

    Berkeley, CA (Ed Roberts Campus)

    Speaker on MCLE panel, Practicing as a Disability Rights Attorney. Lainey will share her experience as a solo-practice lawyer with Berkeley Law students. She will tell stories of two decades of Structured Negotiation — negotiating complex civil rights cases with organizations including Walmart, Bank of America, the City and County of San Francisco, and Major League Baseball, all without lawsuits.

  • Guest Speaker (virtual): Harvard Law School’s Diversity and Dispute Resolution class

    January 16, 2018 at 11:30 am (Eastern)


    Lainey will share her experience as a disability rights lawyer practicing Structured Negotiation with Professor David Hoffman’s Diversity and Dispute Resolution class. The importance of making sure people with disabilities are included in negotiations and mediation — with needed accommodations and accessibility — is critical to a truly inclusive process.

  • Free Webinar: Best practices for Inclusive Technology

    January 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)

    Accessibility is a civil right. Welcome the new year with this free webinar where we will go over the basics of accessible technology, explore best practices for inclusive technology, and become familiar with the legal foundations for accessibility. This webinar is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, a member of the National ADA Network, and TransCen, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to improving education and employment success of youth and young adults with disabilities.

  • Free Teleconference about Structured Negotiation

    January 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Pacific)


    Discussion about Structured Negotiation with the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution Collaborative Law Committee. Lainey has written about the close relationship between Collaborative Law and Structured Negotiation. The toll free dial-in number for the call is: 866.646.6488. The Conference Code: 2360398078

  • Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators Structured Negotiation Talk

    February 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Central)

    Lainey will speak during the Tennessee Association of Mediators bi-monthly call about Structured Negotiation for Mediators: Twenty Years of Complex Dispute Resolution without Lawsuits. Read what mediators have said about Lainey’s book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits.

  • Nashville (TN) Bar Association Talk

    February 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm (null)

    150 Fourth Avenue North, 10th Floor

    An introduction to Structured Negotiation for members and friends of the Nashville Bar Association.

  • In-depth Structured Negotiation Training with Disability Rights Tennesee

    February 22, 2018 at 9:00 am (null)

    Lainey will take a deep dive into Structured Negotiation with lawyers and advocates from Disability Rights Tennessee, a state wide organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities in Tennessee. The elements that have made Structured Negotiation a successful dispute resolution strategy — including negotiating qualities of patience and trust — will be explored through both presentations and hands on exercises.

  • Hastings Law School Digital Accessibility Class

    March 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm (null)

    Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco

    Lainey will return to her alma mater as a guest speaker on disability rights and technology.

  • 33rd Annual CSUN Conference: Digital Accessibility Legal Update(s)

    March 21, 2018 (null)

    San Diego, CA

    Lainey will be offering the Digital Accessibility Legal Update three times at this year’s CSUN conference. See linked post for times and locations. This will be one session repeated, so everyone who wants to know what is happening in the digital accessibility legal space can. Please note that two of the sessions are not on the conference calendar, so please spread the word.

  • 33d Annual CSUN Conference: Beyond Compliance Session with Microsoft

    March 22, 2018 at 10:00 am (null)

    Seaport Ballroom H (Microsoft Suite) 2nd Floor Seaport Tower, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

    Join Microsoft lawyer Sue Boyd and Lainey Feingold as they talk about best practices for digital accessibility that keep pace – and outpace — current legal developments in the accessibility space. Please note that this session is not listed on the conference calendar, so please spread the word!

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

    April 5, 2018 at 11:30 am (null)

    Washington, D.C.

    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.

  • CLE Webinar: Structured Negotiation and Healthcare Law, Cost Effective Dispute Resolution (fee based)

    April 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm (Eastern)


    Join Lainey Feingold and disability rights/health care lawyer Andrés Gallegos for this webinar sponsored by the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. Registration information will be posted when available. Lainey and Andrés will share their experiences representing the disability community in Structured Negotiation on a variety of health care issues including accessible clinics, web and mobile accessibility, and talking prescription labels. Participants will learn tools for resolving complex health care issues without litigation.

  • John Slatin AccessU: Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    May 15, 2018 at 11:00 am (null)

    Austin, TX

    Lainey’s glad to be going back to Knowbility’s wonderful AccessU conference in Austin with a full ninety minutes for the digital accessibility legal update. Come learn to make sense of the legal landscape and put the civil rights of disabled people at the core of your accessibility work, no matter what your role.

  • Honoring Wisdom, Embracing Change: A Conversation about Eldering in the Accessibility Community at AccessU

    May 15, 2018 at 7:30 am (null)

    Austin, TX

    Lainey will join Knowbility’s Sharron Rush, and Microsoft’s Wendy Chisholm to kick off the 2018 AccessU conference with a conversation about the past and future of accessibility and how the notion of eldering can help ensure continuity and support for people in all stages of their accessibility careers.

  • AccessU Online Legal Update

    May 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm (Central)

    The AccessU digital accessibility legal update for people unable to come to Austin!

  • 2018 National ADA Symposium: Information Technology in Health Care

    June 19, 2018 at 8:00 am (null)

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Access to healthcare information, technology, programs, services and facilities is an issue of critical importance to the disability community. Without accessibility, confidentiality and privacy is compromised. Accessible health care technology issues include talking prescription labels, accessible medical records, accessible websites and mobile applications, video remote interpreting (VRI) and kiosks in hospitals and doctors offices. Come explore best practices for these issues and learn what advocates (and lawyers) are doing in the accessible health care space.

  • 2018 National ADA Symposium: Structured Negotiation: A Successful Strategy for Advancing Disability Rights

    June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm (null)

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Structured Negotiation is a highly effective strategy for resolving disability rights claims without the conflict and run aways costs that go along with filing a lawsuit. This session is for advocates, consumers, and lawyers. It will offer practical tools for working with government agencies, the private sector, and schools and universities in a way that builds relationships and produces long-term results. Lots of stories and examples from Structured Negotiation’s track record of improving access in the digital space for more than two decades.

  • U Mass Accessibility Retreat: Access for All

    July 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm (Eastern)

    Lainey presenting online / conference in Dartmouth, MA

    Lainey will be presenting remotely at this system-wide conference of the University of Massachusetts campus. Her talk is titled: “What’s Law got to do with it? Accessibility as a civil right of UMass students, faculty and staff.” Lainey is doing this webinar in honor of her parents, both of whom graduated from the University of Masachsusetts in 1954.

  • Webinar: Digital Accessibility Law for Developers, Designers, All of Us! (fee-based)

    July 25, 2018 at 11:00 am (Eastern)


    Join Lainey for a legal update designed for web developers, designers, and accessibility professionals. Part of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) 2018 webinar series.

  • Better by Design Workshop: From the negotiating table to the design studio

    August 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Madison, Wisconsin

    Lainey is thrilled to be doing this workshop with accessibility evangelist Shawn Henry at the Better by Design conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In this interactive workshop, Shawn and Lainey will share the tools of consensus decision making and structured negotiation they have worked with for many years. These tools, reflecting principles embedded in design thinking, can be used in work situations with teams, project leaders and clients to advance accessibility and achieve other personal and workplace goals.

  • Relational Practice Virtual Summit

    September 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Eastern)


    Lainey is glad to be part of this inaugural online conference of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution’s Task Force on Relational Practices. The conference theme is “I can relate! Skills, Ideas, and Models for Engaging Differences.” A perfect fit for Structured Negotiation, which Lainey will be talking about with Louise Phipps Senft, author of “Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change.

  • Sydney Evening Panel: Legislation, Policy and Practice for Digital Inclusion

    October 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Lainey is excited to be part of an evening event in Sydney during her trip to Australia in October focused on disability and human rights. Lainey will be sharing the stage with Alastair McEwen, Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, and Rosemary Kayess, Interim-Director of the University of New South Wales’ Disability Innovation Institute, and member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

    This event is run in conjunction with the Sydney Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup, and features as a part of the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance’s Digital Accessibility Awareness Week. It is sponsored by Telstra, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and Intopia.

  • Structured Negotiation Workshop @ A11yCamp Melbourne

    October 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Melbourne, Australia

    A half day workshop offering the tools of Structured Negotiation for anyone seeking to advance accessibility with less conflict and more problem-solving. Interactive and experiential (and fun!), participants will learn practical skills for working cooperatively to make the digital world usable and accessible to everyone.

  • A11yCamp Melbourne: Conference Keynote

    October 18, 2018

    Melbourne, Australia

    Lainey is thrilled to be returning to Australia to present a conference keynote at A11yCamp Melbourne. A11y (short for Accessibility) Camp Melbourne is Australia’s premier conference on accessibility and inclusion. Stay tuned for the full conference schedule. Lainey will also be presenting a Workshop at A11yCamp, listed separately on this page.

  • New Zealand Accessibility Tick Workshop

    October 22, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Lainey will spend October 23 and 24, 2018 in New Zealand on a visit sponsored by the Blind Foundation of New Zealand. On the 23rd she will lead a workshop with members of the Foundation’s Accessibility Tick Programme, an initiative to help New Zealand organizations become more accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities. Lainey thanks Jason Kiss, web accessibility advocate in NZ, for making the connections that led to this visit!

  • New Zealand Resolution Institute: Structured Negotiation, Disability Rights, Digital Access: Wellington Networking Event with Lainey Feingold

    October 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Wellington, NZ

    Lainey is excited to meet dispute resolution colleagues at this informal gathering with the Resolution Institute of New Zealand

  • Keynote, 3rd Annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium

    November 7, 2018 (null)

    George Mason University; Arlington, Virginia

    Testing is a key component in an accessibility program that sticks. In the words of the organizers, this Symposium is peer reviewed, published, open, interactive and original. Lainey is excited to welcome participants to this event in a talk designed to remind everyone of the civil rights component that infuses every role in accessibility.

  • 3Play Media 2018 Digital Accessibility Legal Update (Free Webinar)

    November 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)


    Join Lainey for this annual update of the current state of the digital accessibility legal space. Digital accessibility is a civil right of disabled people. Whatever your role, you can put the law in your pocket to help make the digital world more inclusive. Lainey’s 2017 legal update was one of 3Play Media’s top 5 accessibility webinars that year.

  • Accessibility and Inclusive Design Seattle (A11ySea) Year End MeetUp

    December 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Adobe Campus in Fremont | 801 N 34th St | Seattle, WA

    Join Lainey at Seattle’s Accessibility and Inclusive Design MeetUp where she’s share insights from the legal accessibility space in her talk, “Put the Law in your Pocket: Accessibility Legal Update for Digital Accessibility Professionals.”

  • Talk for Microsoft Legal Department: The Landscape is Changing: What’s New in the Digital Accessibility Legal Space

    December 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Redmond, Washington

    Lainey is excited to do a continuing legal education presentation at Microsoft, a global accessibility champion. She will provide a fast paced look at the current digital accessibility legal landscape and for predictions of what’s next. Court orders, legislative and regulatory efforts, and collaborative settlements will all be discussed. Digital accessibility is a civil right; yet fear of the law is not a good motivator. Lainey believes that Microsoft’s multi-dimensional approach to accessibility is the best way to stay ahead of the legal curve.


  • Disability Matters Radio Program

    January 17, 2017

    Lainey as a guest on Disability Matters, a radio show (with real time captions) hosted by Joyce Bender. Show starts at 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific.

  • Advocacy Skills Training

    January 19, 2017

    Advocacy Skills Training – Using Structured Negotiation As An Alternative to Litigation. Free webinar sponsored by Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC).

  • Book Event – Hastings College of the Law

    January 24, 2017

    Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

    Lainey presenting a book talk at Hastings College of the Law, 100 McAllister Street in the Skyroom from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Lainey presenting with Jessie Lorenz, Executive Director of the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco and a participant in Structured Negotiation. The event is free and CLE credits are available for lawyers. 100 McAllister is a secure building so attendees should try to sign up in advance. In connection with this event, Hastings professor Sheila Purcell interviewed Lainey about her book and her disability rights practice.

  • Structured Negotiation and US Digital Law and Policy

    February 7, 2017

    Windsor, Ontario Canada

    Lainey speaking about Structured Negotiation and US Digital Law and Policy from 10:30 – 12:30 at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Farmer Conference Room. Lainey’s visit to the campus is sponsored by the Windsor Disability Law Student Society & Dr. Laverne Jacobs.

  • Advocates’ Society Breakfast

    February 9, 2017

    Advocates’ Society Education Centre, Toronto, ON

    Guest speaker at the Advocates’ Society breakfast. The society is “the premier provider of advocacy skills training across Canada”.

  • Digital Accessibility Law

    February 9, 2017

    ARCH Disability Law Centre, Toronto, ON

    Lainey speaking to the ARCH Disability Law Centre about her book and the current state of digital accessibility law in the United States.

  • Accessibility Toronto MeetUp

    February 9, 2017

    OCAD U. Central Hall, Toronto, ON

    Lainey as the guest speaker at the Accessibility Toronto MeetUp (#A11yTO), a community of digital accessibility and inclusive design professionals. The event will be held in room 230 at 100 McCaul St, Toronto M5T 1W1 and is jointly presented with the Inclusive Design Research Centre of the The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U).

  • Presentations to Osgoode Hall Law School

    February 10, 2017

    Osgoode Hall Law School, North York, ON

    Several presentations for students and faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School. Questions about Lainey’s events at Osgoode Hall can be directed to Martha E. Simmons, Director, Mediation Clinical Program.

  • Free Structured Negotiation Webinar

    February 15, 2017


    Free webinar sponsored by the Emerging Enterprises Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. LES is the “leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success.”

  • SSB’s pre-CSUN Panel on Digital Accessibility Law

    February 28, 2017

    San Diego, CA

    Lainey as a guest speaker and panel member at the SSB’s CSUN Pre-Conference.

  • Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    March 1, 2017

    CSUN Technology Conference, San Diego, CA

    Lainey presenting, along with her colleague Linda Dardarian, the annual Digital Accessibility Legal Update at the 32d annual CSUN Technology Conference.

  • Structured Negotiation Book Party at CSUN

    March 1, 2017

    Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California: Deque Presentation Room (Seaport Ballroom F)

    Join Lainey for a lightning book event on March 1 after the first full day of conference events at CSUN, the International Conference on Technology and People with Disabilities. Come hear stories from her book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits . There’s even a CSUN story!

  • Structured Negotiation: A Tool for Disability Rights

    March 21, 2017


    Free webinar sponsored by the Great Lakes ADA Center. 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific. Come learn why Structured Negotiation has been such a successful strategy in disability rights cases.

    **NOTE: This webinar was archived and is available online on the Accessibility Online Website.

  • Book Talk in DC – American Bar Association

    March 29, 2017

    American Bar Association, Washington, DC

    Book talk at the Washington, DC offices of the American Bar Association, co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, the American Council of the Blind, and the American Foundation for the Blind. 5:30 – 7:00 at 1050 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 400.

  • 2017 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

    March 30, 2017

    Baltimore, MD

    Lainey as a panelist at the 2017 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium. Lainey speaking about Structured Negotiation at the session titled “The Lawyer’s Toolbox: Effective Legal Strategies for Achieving Digital Accessibility and Communication Access.”

  • 19th Annual Spring Conference, American Bar Association

    April 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

    Lainey presenting A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits: Resolving Legal Claims with Structured Negotiation at the 19th Annual Spring Conference of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association. During the conference Lainey will be honored as the individual recipient of the Section’s Lawyer as Problem Solver Award.

  • John Slatin AccessU

    May 17, 2017 at 8:30 am (null)

    The annual AccessU Digital Accessibility Legal Update will be a fast-paced review of the law as a driver for digital accessibility. The legal tools in the advocate’s toolbox are many, including litigation, Structured Negotiation, and federal and state agency complaints. Get up-to-date information on how these tools are being used, and what threats lurk as the federal government moves (rushes!) to the right and more and more lawsuits are filed.

  • AccessU Online Summit

    May 18, 2017 at 11:00 am


    The online version of the Digital Accessibility Legal Update will be presented at 11:00 Central time on Thursday May 18 by Environments 4 Humans.

  • The Mediation Society

    May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    San Francisco, CA

    Dinner Speaker at monthly meeting of the Mediation Society of Northern California. Structured Negotiation: A Twenty Year Track Record of Resolving Claims without Lawsuits

  • Women in Dispute Resolution Webinar

    June 2, 2017 at 9:00 am (Pacific)


    Lainey will present on Expanding the Lawyer’s Toolbox: Structured Negotiation as a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Please use the contact page to receive information about how to participate in this free webinar.

  • Deep Dive Into “Structured Negotiation:” Focus on the Practitioner (Free Webinar)

    June 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Pacific)


    Free online webinar sponsored by the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) at noon Pacific on June 8. Brief overview of Structured Negotiation followed by a deep dive into how legal service lawyers can use the process to achieve results for clients, including damages, attorneys’ fees, and systemic change.

  • Accessibility as a Civil Right: Free Webinar (part of #ID24)

    June 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Pacific)


    Lainey is glad to once again be part of #ID24 – A *Free* 24-Hour Online Community Event On Accessibility sponsored by accessibility consulting firm The Paciello Group. Lainey’s talk is titled “What is Compliance? Using the Law to Frame Accessibility as a Civil Right” and is geared to everyone in the accessibility space, no matter what role. Check out the whole schedule and learn how to participate at the link below.

  • M-Enabling Summit / IAAP Pre-Conference

    June 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Washington, D.C.

    Lainey will present the Digital Accessibility Legal Update at the M-Enabling Conference. The update will be introduced by Shilpi Kapoor, Managing Director of international digital accessibility consulting firm BarrierBreak. Lainey’s presentation is part of M-Enabling’s pre-conference, organized by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

  • Structured Negotiation, a Winning Strategy for Disability Rights

    June 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

    Speaker, National Disability Rights Network Annual Conference:  “Structured Negotiation, a Winning Strategy for Disability Rights”

  • American Council of the Blind Annual Conference and Convention

    July 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Reno, Nevada

    Lainey will present on Structured Negotiation: An Attorney’s Journey from Court Rooms to Client Settlements.

  • American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys (AAVIA)

    July 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    ACB National Convention, Reno Nevada

    Structured Negotiation: a Winning Tool for Digital Accessibility. Luncheon speaker at the annual meeting of the American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys (AAVIA), an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind.

  • Putting Accessibility Law in your Pocket: Digital Accessibility Legal Update Webinar (Free)

    August 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)


    Digital accessibility is a civil right. Everyone can learn to put the law in their pocket to talk about disability rights laws as a motivator, not a fear-producer. This update, not just for lawyers, will review the current digital accessibility legal landscape — lawsuits, Structured Negotiations, regulations, and what may be on the horizon.

  • Expanding the Lawyer’s Toolbox: Structured Negotiation as a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits (CLE Event)

    September 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm (null)

    Alameda County Bar Association / Oakland, CA

    Program sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Free for ACBA members. Charge for the public. 1.5 hours Continuing Legal Education units.

  • 2017 Digital Accessibility Legal Update for 3Play Media (Free)

    September 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm (Eastern)


    This free on-line version of the digital accessibility legal update will be presented at 2:00 Eastern (11:00 Pacific) on September 19.

  • Digital Accessibility: A Game Changer for Business / Canadian Business SensAbility Event

    October 3, 2017 at 8:00 am (null)

    Toronto, Ontario Canada

    Canadian Business SensAbility is a national network of Canadian business leaders dedicated to disability inclusion. Lainey is a participant on this panel as part of the organization’s “Open the Door Wider” series.

  • Rethinking accessibility beyond compliance: Keynote at Canadian SenseAbility Lawyer Event

    October 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm (null)

    Toronto, Ontario Canada

    Lainey will kick off this afternoon Canadian SenseAbility event for lawyers committed to disability diversity and inclusion. The afternoon event will be held at the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP law firm. More details coming soon.

  • TechAccessOK 2017 Speaker: Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    October 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm (null)

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Lainey will present on digital accessibility law and policy at Oklahoma’s annual conference on accessibility for people with disabilities. The tile of her presentation is What’s Law Got to Do with it? Digital Accessibility, Civil Rights, and the Current Legal Landscape.

  • Equip for Equality Structured Negotiation CLE for Lawyers

    October 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm (null)

    Chicago, Illinois

    This afternoon CLE (Continuing Legal Education) talk about Structured Negotiation as a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits is sponsored by Equip For Equality and JPMorgan Chase. The session is designed for lawyers from private law firms and corporate legal departments lawyers. Equip for Equality is Illinois’ premier disability rights legal organization, and JPMorgan Chase has long been a digital accessibility leader. Continuing Legal Education credit will be available for this free event.

  • Legal Update for the Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design MeetUp

    October 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm (null)

    321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL ( American Bar Association offices)

    Lainey is excited to present the digital accessibility legal update for the “digital accessibility enablers” who comprise Chicago’s Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design MeetUp. A special thanks to MeetUp organizer Dennis Deacon. This event will be live streamed, captioned and recorded. At the time of the event, the Live Stream will be here and the Live Captions will be here

  • Northwestern University Structured Negotiation Event

    October 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm (null)

    Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (room TBD)

    Please note: this event is for Northwestern University staff, faculty, and students only. At lunch time event Lainey and Chicago disability rights lawyer Andres Gallegos will share stories and answer questions about Structured Negotiation. Andres, along with his clients and co-counsel have had great successes with Structured Negotiation in improving health care services for disabled people. Lainey and Andres will share stories of their cases and clients, and talk about how Structured Negotiation trades the stress, conflict, and cost of litigation for a process focused on solution and relationship-building.

  • Cardozo Law School Structured Negotiation Event

    October 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm (null)

    55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (Room 407)

    Talk at Cardozo law school in New York City: “Thinking Outside the Box: Twenty Years of Dispute Resolution without Lawsuits, Conflict or Run Away Costs. An evening of stories with author and disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold.” Cardozo’s Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution is one of the nation’s leading programs in alternative dispute resolution. This event is sponsored by the Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society.

  • Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop: Structured Negotiation Talk

    October 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm (null)

    Quinnipiac University School of Law (North Haven, Connecticut)

    Join Lainey Feingold and the dispute resolution communities at Yale and Quinnipiac Law Schools for a talk and book signing about Structured Negotiation: “Negotiating for Equality: Two Decades of Structured Negotiation.”

  • Baruch College Structured Negotiation Book Talk and Signing

    October 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm (null)

    Baruch College Bookstore, 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 (Corner of 25th and Lexington Avenue)

    Join Lainey at the Baruch College Bookstore in New York City for a book talk and signing sponsored by the Computer Center For Visually Impaired People and the American Foundation for the Blind and co-sponsored by the A11y NYC MeetUp.

  • Sydney Australia Structured Negotiation Event

    November 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm (null)

    Sydney Australia

    Lainey is excited to be giving a talk in Sydney Australia titled “Structured Negotiation and the quest for equal access in the digital age: lessons from the US disability rights movement.” The event is sponsored by the Digital Gap Initiative, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Ltd, and the Australian Human Rights Centre, at the University of New South Wales Law School. The event will take place at Ashurst Australia, one of the country’s largest law firms.