Backlash! California's Attempt to Eliminate Civil Rights for People with Disabilities


Monday, April 25, 2016

Start Time: 

10:30 AM

End Time: 

12:00 PM

Everyone is in favor of civil rights for people with disabilities (until you start enforcing them). Nowhere is this more apparent than California. Advocates face an onslaught of anti-anti-discrimination measures, to eliminate civil rights lawsuits for PWDs. We’ll discuss what those measures are, and how the community is countering them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Educate the audience about the steps that Congress legislators, businesses, and even judges are taking to restrict the ability of PWDs to bring civil rights lawsuits under the ADA and the disabled.
  • Community efforts to resist the new trends

Seminar Leaders

Scottlynn Hubbard has litigated over fifteen hundred ADA cases in his professional career. A judicially-recognized expert in ADA law, he has over sixty published opinions, and is licensed to practice law in the States of Hawai’i and California.

Photo: Russell Handy

Russell Handy devoted the majority of his career to disability litigation and prosecuted thousands of disability rights cases, which includes over forty trials and thirty precedent-setting appeals. He is licensed to practice law in California.

Photo: Mark Potter

Mark Potter is a recognized authority, consulted by judges, and interviewed on CNN. In addition to civil rights litigation, he focuses heavily on consumer credit matters including foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, and anti-creditor abuse law. He is admitted to practice law in California.


Anthony Goldsmith has over twenty years experience as a practicing attorney and over ten years experience as an access consultant. He now provides independent accessibility consulting services