Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (DHHBA) 2024 Conference

Chicago, Illinois

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (DHHBA) will host its second biannual conference on July 1-2, 2024, in Chicago, Illinois. The conference theme is: Reconnect. Advocacy. Community.  We invite you to share your expertise and experiences with our audience of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, DeafBlind, and DeafDisabled attorneys, judges, legal professionals, and law students in the United States and Canada.


Proposal Guidelines:

We welcome all proposals and encourage submissions that cover the following topics:


  • Employment discrimination
  • Ethical issues
  • Best practices and advocacy for law school
  • Workplace accommodations
  • Courthouse accommodations 


We anticipate providing (4) one-hour sessions, one of which will cover ethics. We will apply for continuing legal education (CLE) credits for all 4 sessions.


Process for Submission:

The following information is required for each submission:


  • Session title
  • Abstract (maximum of 200 words)
  • Three learning objectives
  • Lead presenter name and contact information.
  • Names, pronouns, and short biography (limit to 150 words) of all speakers


Please note that sessions will be presenter style. 


Deadline for Submissions is February 29, 2024.

Contact Us to Submit a Proposal


DHHBA Conference 2024 Logo that depicts the ASL sign for conference with a courthouse building in the middle. On the bottom is the theme: Reconnect. Advocacy. Community.