In the summer of 2003, some international Deaf Lawyers had the pleasure of meeting up, at the World Federation of the Deaf conference in Montreal, Canada.
Brett Casey (Australia), Faye Kuo (USA), Alison Bryan (UK), Anne Vikkels? (Denmark), Henry Vlug (Canada), Helga Stevens (Belguim), Dr Adam Kosa (Hungary), Professor Marshall Wick (USA), Jennifer Jackson (Canada), Howard Rosenblum (USA).
Back: Brett Casey (Australia), Professor Marshall Wick (USA), Henry Vlug (Canada), Alison Bryan (UK),
Front: Dr Adam Kosa (Hungary), Richard Sahlin (Sweden), Anne Vikkels? (Denmark), Helga Stevens (Belguim), Faye Kuo (USA), Howard Rosenblum (USA).
One of our colleagues on Surduslaw has launched his own website: Law Office of Matthew Rafat.
Congratulations: it is great to see such an initiative.
If you live in the Bay area / Silicon Valley (California), and you are in need of Employment Law advice, you should consider contacting him as your attorney.
Whilst in today’s See Hear programme, there was an item about Deaf people trying to access the legal profession, are you a lawyer, and wondered how you could get involved?
If you did watch the programme today or indeed you are just reading this blawg, and are you a solicitor, barrister or law student who is interested in Deaf people’s access to the legal system? Are you interested in the term ‘Deaf Law’, and proposals to develop this?
We would like to set up a UK network, of solicitors, barristers and law students. Here, we are not identifying Deaf professionals per se, but any professional in this field who has an interest in deafness.
If this is you, please contact us, as we would like to set up an egroup in the first instance, to take this idea forward.