Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

Description

During the PacRim 2020 Conference, the Disability Information Network presented a program describing barriers that people with disabilities face in accessing justice through the traditional court system; discussing alternate strategies to address the problem, such as administrative complaints to federal agencies, and the use of state and local advocacy systems.

Comments

Areta Guthrey has been an attorney for 35 years. She was practicing law in a large firm when her first child was born with microcephaly in 1995. Ms. Guthrey saw first-hand the need for better services and for enforcement of the rights of people with disabilities. She has been an advocate for more than 20 years and founded the Disability Information Network in 2019, a forum for sharing tools for advocacy within our social service and legal systems.

Author Note: Areta Guthrey is an attorney and Executive Director of the Disability Information Network. The preceding is a summary of the presentation given on March 2, 2020 at the 35th Annual International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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PacRim2020: Inclusion through Access to Justice

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

During the PacRim 2020 Conference, the Disability Information Network presented a program describing barriers that people with disabilities face in accessing justice through the traditional court system; discussing alternate strategies to address the problem, such as administrative complaints to federal agencies, and the use of state and local advocacy systems.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2020/Articles/10