2022 DHHBA Conference

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association will hold a virtual DHHBA Conference on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

The DHHBA Conference will provide professional development and networking opportunities for d/Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and DeafBlind judges, attorneys, law school graduates, paralegals, law students, and other legal professionals in the United States and Canada.


Below is the updated conference schedule:


Start & End Times Duration Presentation Presenter(s)
12 – 12:05 p.m. ET 5 minutes DHHBA President’s Opening Remarks Zainab Alkebsi, Esq.
12:05 – 1:05 p.m. ET 60 minutes Hot Issues on Title I of the ADA William Goren, Esq.
1:05 – 1:20 p.m. ET 15 minutes BREAK  
1:20 – 2:20 p.m. ET 60 minutes How Legal Professionals Use Assistive Technologies (or Reasonable Accommodations) in Their Careers Taye Akinola & Azeema Akram, Esq.
2:20 – 2:50 p.m. ET 30 minutes BREAK  
2:50 – 3:50 p.m. ET 60 minutes Ethical Challenges of D/deaf Lawyers and D/deaf Clients John Waldo, Esq.
3:50 – 4:05 p.m. ET 15 minutes BREAK  
4:05 – 5 p.m. ET 55 minutes DHHBA Membership Meeting DHHBA Board & Committee Members

ASL interpreters & CART services will be provided. The Colorado Supreme Court has accredited this conference for CLE credits (4 General and 1.2 Ethics).


Register for the 2022 DHHBA Virtual Conference here. Please note the conference is FREE and only available for current DHHBA members. 


We want to thank our sponsors for making this conference possible: Jefferson Cano, Litera, Karasch & Associates, and Microsoft.





Please visit here if you or someone you know is interested in donating to DHHBA. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with conference@deafbar.org with questions.