Eliminating Barriers to Justice V: Achieving Sustainable Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities & Limited English Proficient Persons Through Modern Technology & Professionalism (EBJ 5)
MODULE 1: CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO JUSTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
This module built upon on the 2017 conference, EBJ4, by providing emphasis on considerations and practical approaches for ensuring effective representation of deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) clients, including suggestions for expanding and enhancing access to victim services and other supports to DHH survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The module also addressed access to justice for Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons in administrative and Alternative Dispute Resolution forums.
MODULE 2: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE ACCESS TO JUSTICE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
This module addressed language as an access to justice issue through an examination of limitations with technology attorneys and judges have encountered in legal proceedings with LEP/DHH litigants and witnesses. Discussions included effective auxiliary aids and services for individuals with communication disabilities and best practices to remove communication barriers to ensure effective representation of LEP/DHH litigants and witnesses in state and federal courts.
MODULE 3: ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND PROFESSIONALISM
This module considered access to justice for persons with disabilities through a professionalism lens based on the respective codes of professional conduct by which attorneys, judges, and interpreters abide as well as Georgia’s judicial policy on access to justice for persons with disabilities as outlined in the Judicial Council of Georgia’s 2017 ADA Handbook for Georgia Courts.