Raising the Bar: Best Practices for Legal Advocacy for People with Disabilities

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January 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Navigating the legal system can be challenging in the best of circumstances. When you also have a disability, additional barriers will arise. Legal advocates need to ensure that they are prepared to best provide services for people with disabilities as well as ensuring that courts are prepared to provide necessary accommodations. This webinar will explore best practices for legal advocates as well as innovative work to help survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors navigate the legal system.

Speaker Information:

Matthew Dietz is the litigation director & president of Disability Independence Group, Inc., a non-profit disability rights advocacy center in Miami, FL. He has been practicing in civil rights litigation since 1996, and has handled over 500 matters in administrative, trial & appellate courts involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and other civil rights laws regarding the rights of Persons with Disabilities, and others seeking equal rights under the law on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, familial status, sexual orientation & gender identity.

Mr. Dietz earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1992, from Boston University and in 1996, earned his Juris Doctorate with honors from Brooklyn Law School.  He is admitted to all FL & GA State & Federal Courts, & NY State Courts.


January 23, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Type
Regional Victim Assistance Training
Event Type
legal advocacy
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Vera Institute of Justice

Target Audiences

Civil Attorneys, Disability/Deaf Organizations, Prosecutors, Victim-Witness Specialists