4/26 Lunch and Learn: Providing Court Services to People Who are Elderly or Disabled

Multnomah County Circuit Court Lunch and Learn: Providing Court Services to People Who are Elderly or Disabled
Facilitated by Judge Morgan Long
12-1 p.m. on 4/26

Speakers: The Honorable Patrick Henry, Chief Probate Judge, and Mark Sanford, MG, Program Manager, Multnomah County Public Guardian and Conservator at Multnomah County

This presentation is one of a series offered to court employees and judges. All are welcome. There is no charge to attend.

Join via video or phone:

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Meeting number: 2484 296 9322
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Join by video system
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You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
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Access code: 248 429 69322

Contact: Roger Rand, [email protected]

“College disability rights case could go to Supreme Court — a possibility advocates fear”

Plaintiffs, who are blind, have won lawsuits in federal court against Los Angeles Community College District, for the school’s failure to provide accommodations necessary to provide equal access to education for Plaintiffs. The LACCD is deciding whether to appeal to the Supreme Court, as the school maintains they did not violate federal law. Read more herE: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-02/disability-rights-case-against-laccd-could-go-to-supreme-court

Document Accessibility Testing

The Office of Equity and Human Rights’ Community Engagement Liaison(CEL) program is seeking Portlanders with communication disabilities to test digital content (primarily documents produced in Word, PowerPoint, or as PDFs). This is paid, flexible, periodic work. Share your perspective and help make our community more accessible by providing feedback on the accessibility of digital content CEL will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89167420051

Questions? email: [email protected]

Disability Law Section Executive Committee Openings

The nominating committee is currently seeking section members who would like to join next year’s executive committee. The Disability Law Section Executive Committee has several openings on the committee for 2022-23. The Committee is made up of a Chair, Chair Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Members-at-Large. We are seeking nominations (self-nominations welcome) for all positions. Voting will take place in December, and the new members will begin their roles in January 2022. If you’re interested in a role, please email [email protected] by the end of November.

FBA Social Security Section Message

The Federal Bar Association’s Social Security Section shared the below message today:

“Help Get Congress to Include as Much of the SSI Restoration Act as possible into the upcoming Reconciliation Bill.

Items that we will be fighting to include in the reconciliation bill include:

  • Increasing the SSI benefit rate to at least 100% of the Federal Poverty Level and adjusting it annually to keep pace with inflation;
  • Eliminating “in-kind support and maintenance” (ISM) as a type of countable income;
  • Increasing and inflation-indexing resource limits for the first time since 1989;
  • Updating the earned and general income disregards, which have not been adjusted since 1974; and
  • Eliminating installment payment requirements and extending the time SSI recipients have to spend down retroactive benefits.

The Reconciliation bill is currently in mark-up so time is of the essence.

Text SignPXPBNX to 59409 today if possible.”

 

Disability Law Section-Executive Committee Openings in 2022-23

The Disability Law Section Executive Committee will have openings for the 2022-23 year. The committee includes:

  • Chair
  • Chair Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • General members

If you’re interested in a position, please feel free to reach out with any questions ([email protected]), or if you’d like to attend a meeting this year to see what being on the committee entails. The nominating committee will be seeking members who are interested in a position in November, with voting taking place in December, so new members can begin their roles January 2022.