Richard Hunt, Esq. is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. He specializes in defending businesses who are sued under the accessibility provisions of the ADA and FHA, as well as prosecuting claims on behalf of businesses offering services to the disabled, with clients ranging from national multi-family developers and property managers to local mom-and-pop retail outlets. His blog at accessdefense.com is read by thousands of individuals and businesses seeking information on ADA and FHA claims. He speaks nationally on ADA and FHA litigation matters and has conducted dozens of seminars and webinars on these subjects for groups like the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Retail Tenants Association, the CSUN Accessibility Conference, and the Texas Apartment Association. He has been interviewed on accessibility litigation issues by Forbes, The Economist as well as other national and local publications.
Accessibility Litigation: Is this your new career?
Attendees will learn the basics of accessibility litigation under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, including the law itself, procedural issues, ethical concerns and information about the market in different states. The course includes both physical access and website accessibility lawsuits as well as administrative proceedings.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Pleading requirements and common pleading mistakes
• Choice of venue and the effect of local laws and ordinances
• Marketing this practice area
• Dealing with client expectations
Date / Time: November 11, 2019
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
Choose a format:
• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.
- Automatic MCLE Approvals
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- Live Video Broadcasts
Live video broadcasts are new live CLE programs being streamed and recorded for the first time. All of these programs qualify for “Live” CLE credit in all states except NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, SC, and LA —these states require in-person attendance to qualify for “Live” CLE credit.
- “Live” Re-Broadcasts
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Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, NY, and WV. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.
Section I. ADA Basics – what the law forbids, who is protected, remedies
Section II. FHA Basics – what the law forbids, who is protected, remedies
Section III. What drives ADA and FHA lawsuits for good or ill
Section IV. ADA litigation procedure and the role of experts
Section V. FHA HUD complaints and federal court litigation, including the role of experts
Section VI. Issues for plaintiffs and defendants
Section VII. Recent developments critical to how these cases are handled