Minh Vu, Esq. is a partner in the D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP and the head of the firm’s nationwide ADA Title III Specialty Team. With more than 25 years of litigation experience, Ms. Vu’s practice focuses exclusively on Title III litigation and counseling. She leads a cohesive team of more than ten attorneys across the nation who have extensive experience in this area. Ms. Vu oversaw enforcement of Title III of the ADA at the at the U.S. Department of Justice and has handled countless ADA Title III lawsuits/claims and DOJ investigations since returning to private practice in 2004. She is a thought leader in the ADA Title III space, has written/edited hundreds of blogs posts and articles on this subject, and has been interviewed as a subject matter expert in many publications and TV programs, including Fox Business, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NY Newsday, the Economist, and CNN.
Website Accessibility Laws: Why the Number of Lawsuits Nearly Tripled in 2018 and How to Respond
CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)
In this course, attendees will learn about what are “accessible” websites and why people with disabilities are demanding them, the disability rights laws that require accessible websites, the recent explosion in website accessibility lawsuits, the regulatory and legal landscape, and what businesses can do to minimize their litigation risk, defend lawsuits, and make their websites accessible.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• What is an accessible website?
• The explosion in website accessibility litigation and what is fueling it
• The most important legal decisions and trends in website accessibility cases
• Practical tips on how to minimize litigation risk, defend suits, and make websites accessible
Date / Time: September 19, 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 Title III Website Lawsuit Data
Section II. What is an accessible website?
Section III. Legal Overview & Landscape
Section IV. Strategies for Avoiding & Defending Lawsuits
Section V. Typical Roadmap to Accessibility