BBI Chairman Peter Blanck Speaks on National Study of Lawyers with Disabilities and who identify as LGBTQ+ at American Bar Association Annual Meeting

August 5, 2019

Dr. Peter Blanck, University Professor at Syracuse University and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), will speak at the Annual American Bar Association On August 10, 2019.

The ABA Annual Meeting will be held August 8, 2019 - August 13, 2019 in San Francisco, CA at the Marriot Marquis. Dr. Blanck will speak on “Interrupting Bias: The Keys to Doing Diversity Right in the Workplace.” Blanck will discuss the recent American Bar Association nationwide study, conducted by the Burton Blatt Institute to identify the biases encountered by LGBT and/or disabled lawyers in the legal profession and to help develop and implement strategies to ameliorate such biases.  Preliminary results will be discussed from the national online surveys, interviews, and focus groups.

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About the Burton Blatt Institute

The Burton Blatt Institute (“BBI”) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. Through program development, research, and public policy guidance, BBI advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar. BBI has offices in Syracuse, NY; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; New York City, NY; and Lexington, KY.  For more information about BBI, visit: