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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
An introduction to Structured Negotiation for members and friends of the Nashville Bar Association.
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.
Lainey will return to her alma mater as a guest speaker on disability rights and technology.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The AccessU digital accessibility legal update for people unable to come to Austin!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lainey is excited to meet dispute resolution colleagues at this informal gathering with the Resolution Institute of New Zealand
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 – Using Structured Negotiation As An Alternative to Litigation. Free webinar sponsored by Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC).
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.
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.
Guest speaker at the Advocates’ Society breakfast. The society is “the premier provider of advocacy skills training across Canada”.
Lainey speaking to the ARCH Disability Law Centre about her book and the current state of digital accessibility law in the United States.
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).
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.”
Lainey as a guest speaker and panel member at the SSB’s CSUN Pre-Conference.
Lainey presenting, along with her colleague Linda Dardarian, the annual Digital Accessibility Legal Update at the 32d annual CSUN Technology Conference.
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!
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 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Dinner Speaker at monthly meeting of the Mediation Society of Northern California. Structured Negotiation: A Twenty Year Track Record of Resolving Claims without Lawsuits
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.
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.
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.
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)
Speaker, National Disability Rights Network Annual Conference: “Structured Negotiation, a Winning Strategy for Disability Rights”
Lainey will present on Structured Negotiation: An Attorney’s Journey from Court Rooms to Client Settlements.
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.
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.
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.
This free on-line version of the digital accessibility legal update will be presented at 2:00 Eastern (11:00 Pacific) on September 19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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.