wiseowl wrote:mikeytwoshoes wrote:wiseowl wrote:Didn't you bite someone's head off a few pages back for saying one anecdote does not a trend make? *CHOMP* What goes around comes around.
Sponsorship from ABA’s 2nd Annual Conference on Employment of Lawyers with DisabilitiesPlatinum Donors
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jenner & Block, LLP
Jackson Lewis, LLP
P.C. Schiff Hardin, LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
WalMart Stores, Inc.
ABA Office of the President
Baker Botts, LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
But you're right; it's just an anecdote.
Dude firms will sponsor a bathroom if you put their name and logo in the program. This doesn't equal "accomodations" and you know it.
The point was that it was a conference put on by the ABA, and the firms participated and sponsored the conference. The firms also sent lawyers to participate in the conference. I seriously doubt lawyers would put in the time to develop programs like the following if they were entirely unwilling or unable to provide accommodations.
Session I: Making the Pledge to Hire Lawyers with Disabilities
6/16/2009 9:15 AM
6/16/2009 10:00 AM
Schedule; CLE Event
All Day Event
This panel will identify current problems in the legal profession regarding the low numbers of lawyers with disabilities. It will emphasize the need to include disability when employers think about diversity, and the Conference’s “Pledge for Change.”
Joan M. Durocher, Esq., Senior Attorney Advisor, National Council on Disability, Washington, DC
Michael S. Greco, Esq., Partner, K&L Gates, LLP & Past President ABA (2005-2006), Boston, MA
Fredrick J. Krebs, Esq., President, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Washington, DC
James G. Leipold, Esq., Executive Director, National Association for Legal Placement (NALP), Washington, DC
Veta T. Richardson, Esq., Executive Director, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Washington, DC
This is only one of many programs at the conference.