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MBBA's (Co-Sponsor) “Let's Be Reasonable:" Questions, Concerns and Practical Considerations of Accommodating Employees with Mental Impairments

Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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Metropolitan Black Bar Association
and the
Association of Black Women Attorneys
Present
"Let's Be Reasonable:" Questions, Concerns and Practical Considerations of Accommodating Employees with Mental Impairments

 

 

 Mental illness and disorders do not discriminate. They strike people of all ethnic groups and socio-economic levels.  An estimated 26.2% of Americans 18 years and older suffer a diagnosable mental impairment.  The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)  and the EEOC final regulations interpreting the Act now provide increased protections to individuals suffering with mental impairments. In light of these changes, join our experts as they discuss the types of mental impairments cover by the ADA; employee and employer perspectives of the challenges faced when dealing with mental impairments in the workplace; what types of accommodations the court and EEOC will consider sufficient;  examples of accommodations for the most common types of mental impairments; and the use of the interactive process.

 Moderator:
TRACEY SALMON-SMITH, ESQ. Counsel, Employment, Securities and Commercial Litigation, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

 
Panelists: 
MELISSA PIERRE-LOUIS, ESQ, Outten & Golden LLP, Co-Chair, Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group
GRACE E. SPEIGHTS, ESQ., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Chair, Systemic Employment Litigation Practice
UCHENTE EMULEOMO, ESQ., Vice President & Corporate Counsel, Employment and Labor Law Department, Prudential Financial, Inc.

 Agenda
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm – Registration
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm – Program
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm – Networking Reception

1.5 New York CLE Credits in Professional Practice to be Requested.   

If you should have any questions, please contact Jason M. Clark, VP of Programs at vpprograms@mbbanyc.org 

Co-sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.  Desserts to be provided by Yorkson Legal, Inc.

 

Have questions about MBBA's (Co-Sponsor) “Let's Be Reasonable:" Questions, Concerns and Practical Considerations of Accommodating Employees with Mental Impairments? Contact Metropolitan Black Bar Association

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1 Bryant Park
Bank of America Tower
New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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Metropolitan Black Bar Association

The purpose of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), a unified citywide association of African-American and other minority lawyers, is to advance equality and excellence in the pursuit of justice, aid the progress of Blacks and other minorities in the profession, address legal issues affecting the citywide community, and foster the study of law by encouraging the personal and professional development of young lawyers and law students.

Founded on July 5, 1984, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association was created from the merger of the Harlem Lawyers Association, founded in 1921 and the Bedford Stuyvesant Lawyers Association, founded in 1933. As one of the largest organizations of Black attorneys in New York State, the MBBA continues the rich legacy of its two predecessor organizations by providing a voice for Black legal professionals in the communities it serves.

Today, the MBBA is comprised of mostly minority attorneys in large and small law firms, solo practitioners, all levels of government, academia, corporations, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and the judiciary.

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