Thirteen BGL attorneys attend the 2023 National Federation of the Blind Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy was well represented at the 2023 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, with thirteen attorneys attending. The symposium was held on March 23 to 24 at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. As a long-standing partner of the National Federation of the Blind, BGL was also a Gold Sponsor for this event.

This year’s symposium centered on the theme “The Right of People with Disabilities to Live in the World of a Changing Legal and Policy Landscape.” The two-day event included interactive workshops and in-depth plenary sessions that focused on the intersectional representation of the disability rights community and examined the impact of the changing political and legal landscape on the rights of people with disabilities to live in the world. Attending attorneys included: Lauren DiMartino, Jason Harary, Lauren Kelleher, Neel Lalchandani, Anthony May, Evan Monod, Anisha Queen, Jessie Weber, and Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum. Additionally, Monica Basche, Kobie Flowers, Eve Hill, and Jamie Strawbridge attended as event speakers.

Monica was one of three facilitators at a March 24 workshop on “Recent Advocacy for Blind and Low-Vision Incarcerated People,” which drew from her extensive civil rights experience in cases dealing with prisoners’ rights. Kobie and Eve were two facilitators at a March 23 workshop on “Using the ADA to Bring Justice to the Criminal System,” drawing from both attorneys’ experience with disability law and civil rights regarding criminal justice. Eve also sat as one of four facilitators on a March 23 “Accessible Voting Roundup.” Jamie facilitated a session on “Effective Communication in Hospital Settings.”

The Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium is the leading disability law conference in the United States and brings together nationally renowned disability rights advocates to examine issues, explore strategies, and pursue Jacobus tenBroek’s goal of integrationism—economic opportunity, social equality, and personal dignity for ourselves and all members of the disability rights community. The annual event honors the legacy of Dr. Jacobus tenBroek who founded the National Federation of the Blind in 1940.

Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a 20-lawyer law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, DC. The firm is nationally recognized in a wide variety of practice areas, including complex civil and commercial litigation, civil rights, health care, family law, and criminal defense. Above all else, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a client-centered law firm and has decades of experience bringing passionate, effective advocacy to your fight for justice.