This program will review the ever-changing landscape of Americans with Disabilities Act law in the context of increasing online economic activity. The ADA was formulated in 1990, well before today’s digital age, defining covered businesses to include stores, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, and other such places. Without updates to the law itself, district courts and litigants have spent the past decade working out the meaning of access when stores sell online, hotels take reservations through websites, food is ordered on an app, and new movies are streaming. These issues have taken a more urgent tone in a post-COVID world, where access to a world delivered through the Internet has become unavoidable.
In this course, Nolan Klein, Esq., will walk through basic ADA concepts, how those concepts translate to the online world, and the various arguments, and cases that have formed today’s landscape in this area of law. This course will also discuss technical specifications and requirements that provide access online to those who need it and review litigation techniques and strategies when litigating these and other ADA cases.
Nolan Klein is a litigation attorney with an active practice in New York and Florida. Mr. Klein has won settlements and verdicts for his clients totaling tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Klein is regularly called upon by national news media, including CNN and Fox News, to provide legal commentary and analysis, and has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Magazine (an honor awarded to less than 5% of U.S. attorneys). Mr. Klein has served as editor of a legal publication, as an advisor on American law to the Supreme Court of Israel, as Law Clerk to the President of the American Trial Lawyers' Association, and has had his writing published nationally. Mr. Klein has represented clients in arbitration, mediation, appeals, and in hundreds of lawsuits in state and federal court.
Mr. Klein obtained his undergraduate (B.A.) degree in Political Science from the University of Florida, and his Juris Doctor (law) degree from the University of Miami. At the University of Florida, he was an opinion columnist with the Independent Florida Alligator, and at the University of Miami, Nolan was editor-in-chief of the Res Ipsa Loquitur law school journal, and was the University of Miami's representative to the National Conference of College Newspapers. Nolan Klein is proud to represent clients with empathy, and with understanding of the difficulties involved in legal disputes, and he works very hard to guide client to successful outcomes.
Very interesting topic and presentation.
Outstanding speaking skills; timely and interesting topic; knows his stuff. Scores a 10++ in my book.
Very clear and informative
information good presentation dull
You could tell he was compassionate about accessibility for clients, not just academically
Well done. Learned alot.
Very helpful overview.
Well Done. Difficult, counter-intuitive topic that involved high-tech and computer tech underlayment. Made clear and understandable without oversimplifying topic.
Excellent presentation of complex material, with content-rich slides.
Presenter spent too much time reciting his powerpoint slides which I could read for myself
Timely and informative
Good material, but a lot of material on each slide and some jumping around, but overall a good presentation and interested to learn more about.
It seems that the ADA needs to be updated to account for on-line transactions, as the current application as presented does not seem quite so rational.
Great - really learned a lot