Leslie Francis, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law led a workshop on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on people with disabilities at the 2013 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, “Push Forward and Push Back: Continuing the Struggle for the Right to Live in the World,” which was held April 18-19 in Baltimore, Maryland.
This symposium, sponsored by the National Federation for the Blind, is an important meeting for disability rights advocates nationwide. As the conference states, “the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium provides disability rights advocates a forum in which to carry forward Dr. tenBroek’s work toward achieving for all citizens equal opportunity for full participation in the society in which we live. With a format that includes workshops in addition to plenary sessions, the symposium will provide opportunities for discussion, collaboration, and networking.”
Francis has also become the chair of the board of directors for the non-profit “And Justice for All.” According to its website, “’And Justice for All’ is committed to providing legal services, free of charge, for Utah’s most vulnerable citizens — people living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, minorities and victims of domestic violence.”
“’And Justice for All’ works with law firms, attorneys, judges, legal staff and other community partners to help ensure that Utahns across the state have access to the legal system, regardless of income level, disability, age or minority status.”