- Equip for Equality
The next Consortium meeting will focus on Access to the Courts for People with Disabilities. People with disabilities regularly participate in all aspects of the legal system – as litigants, jurors, witnesses, spectators, attorneys and judges. To ensure people with disabilities have equal access to the courts, Court Disability Coordinators (CDCs) have been designated in each Judicial Circuit in the Illinois state courts to coordinate compliance with the ADA. The Disability Rights Bureau of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office provides training and technical assistance to CDCs across the state. This session will provide an overview of the CDC program and common issues, along with a review of case law and settlements that impact the fundamental right to access the courts.
If you need an accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact Barry Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18th.