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This page tells you about talks that Lainey Feingold Lainey is scheduled to give at conferences and classes. It also includes information to earlier presentations. Visit the main speaking page for more information. Lainey often speaks about how to resolve claims without lawsuits with a method called Structured Negotiation.  Lainey also talks to audiences about the civil rights of disabled people.  She also speaks to law students. Visit the testimonial page to learn what people say about Lainey’s talks.

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  • January 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Eastern)


    Digital Accessibility: Getting 2021 Off to an Inclusive Start (A Disability:IN program)

    This webinar is limited to corporate partners who are part of the Disability:IN Inclusion Works program. Contact Lainey with questions about bringing this type of webinar to your organization.

  • January 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Eastern)


    Conversation with Haben Girma, Author of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

    Lainey is excited to ask the questions during this session with disability justice lawyer, author, and international speaker Haben Girma. This session is part of Disability:IN’s Inclusion Works Conference and limited to Disability:IN partners enrolled in the Inclusion Works program.

  • January 28, 2021 at 9:00 am (Pacific)


    Q and A with Haben Girma at Disability:IN Inclusion Works Conference

    Lainey will be asking the Questions as Haben Girma shares stories, strategies, and best practices for digital inclusion with corporate leaders committed to digital accessibility.

  • February 24, 2021 at 11:30 am (Pacific)


    Guest Speaker / Ruth Colker’s Disability Accessibility Class

    Lainey loves talking with law students about digital accessibility, disability rights, and how to achieve results without being a shark. Be a dolphin instead!



  • January 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

    via web

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

    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.

  • February 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    UC Berkeley Career Center 2440 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720

    Panelist: Rethinking Diversity, Reintroducing Disability

    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.

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

    Zoom presentation for live gathering in Maryland

    Transatlantic Reflections on the Power of Technology for Inclusion

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

  • March 12, 2019

    Los Angeles, CA

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

    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.

  • March 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

    2019 Digital Accessibility Legal Update at CSUNATC

    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.

  • April 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Guest Lecturer: Columbia Law School Disability Rights Course

    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!

  • May 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Austin, TX

    Digital Accessibility Legal Update @ AccessU

    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).

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

    Digital Accessibility Legal Update @AccessU Online

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

  • June 7, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Vitoria Spain

    Collaborative Tools for Digital Inclusion: Workshop in Basque Country, 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.

  • June 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Grapevine, Texas

    National ADA Symposium: Structured Negotiation Workshop

    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!

  • June 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Grapevine, Texas

    National ADA Symposium: Digital Accessibility Legal Update

    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.

  • July 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Chicago, IL

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

    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

  • September 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Ohio State University

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

  • September 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Moritz College of Law @Ohio State University

    2019 Lawrence Lecturer on Dispute Resolution @ Ohio State

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

  • October 3, 2019 at 10:35 am

    The Exchange Conference Center 212 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210

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

  • October 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

    East Brunswick, New Jersey

    Merck Economic Impact Summit

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

  • 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.

  • November 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Books, Inc. in Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Avenue

    Haben Girma Book Reading (Haben in Conversation with Lainey)

    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.

For talks prior to 2019, please see the speaking archives.

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