Service Animals: Rights & Obligations of Businesses Towards Persons with Disabilities

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

William Goren and Richard Hunt will provide a comprehensive explanation of the rights and obligations of businesses and the disabled with respect to animals that provide some kind of help to their disabled owners. Starting with an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act and the Air Carrier Access Act they will explain how these laws differ and why those differences have caused widespread confusion for business owners and the public.

They will then take a deeper dive into each statute and its specific regulations and administrative guidance, looking at the statutes themselves, their implementing regulations and guidance and internal procedures for the Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development. They will conclude by looking at the prospects for future changes either by Congressional action or through regulatory initiatives.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   The Americans with Disabilities Act
•   The Fair Housing Act
•   The Air Carrier Access Act
•   Specific regulations and administrative guidance
•   Internal procedures for the Department of Justice, the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development

Date / Time: November 12, 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

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•   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.
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Original Broadcast Date: June 26, 2019

William D. Goren, Esq., Of Counsel to Kitchens New Cleghorn and Of Counsel to Kitchens New Cleghorn consulting arm (Hardman Analytics), in Atlanta, Georgia, has over 25 years of experience dealing with the ADA as an Attorney. His practice, and blog, Understanding the ADA, (a member of the ABA Top 100 for the last five consecutive years, 2014-2018), focus on understanding the ADA so that the client understands what it means to comply with that law. In particular, he provides consulting, counseling, representation, and training services involving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related laws. He is also a trained mediator and a FINRA arbitrator. Finally, he is the author of Understanding the ADA, now in its 4th edition (ABA 2013), and numerous other articles on the rights of persons with disability.


Richard Hunt, Esq. is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with thirty-seven years of experience representing businesses and individuals in litigation, arbitration, and mediation. His practice is focused on lawsuits brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the disability rights provisions in the Fair Housing Act. He is the author of Accessibility Defense (accessdefense.com), a blog that provides news and information to help businesses avoid and defend disability rights litigation. Richard has also served as an adjunct professor teaching Disability Law at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and serves on the Texas State Bar Disability Issues Committee. He frequently speaks on topics related to disability rights litigation, most recently at the Security Summit for the International Conference of Shopping Centers and the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. He has been interviewed on disability rights litigation issues by Forbes, The Economist, The National Psychologist and many other publications.

In addition to his work in the field of disability rights education and litigation Richard has served on the Examination Committee for Civil Trial Certification for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

Richard obtained his B.A., magna cum laude, from Rice University and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin. Richard can be reached at rhunt@hunthuey.com or by phone at 214-641-9182.

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