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Superstorm Sandy Aftermath:
Continuing Cases and Issues

Public Invited To Free “Law and Disability” Conference

NEW JERSEY – The public is invited to attend the annual Law and Disability Issues Conference on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick off Ryders Lane. Admission is free but registration is required.

Co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the conference is planned and presented by the Community Health Law Project (CHLP). Morning refreshments will be provided, compliments of the Foundation.

Although it occurred two years ago, the effects of Superstorm Sandy are still being felt in New Jersey. The opening session will explore the ongoing cases and issues that resulted from the devastating storm, with no end in sight. Panel moderator is Jerome Keelen, Esq., Senior Attorney, CHLP. Following that session, attendees can choose from three concurrent workshops:

“Managed Long-Term Services and Support: Care for the Chronically Ill” discusses issues involved in the consolidation of several Medicaid waivers into one program that provides medical and support services to community members with chronic illness. Moderator is Kimberly Salomon, Senior Staff Advocate, CHLP.

“Affordable Care Act [ACA] and Medicaid Expansion: Second Year Status” explores the current state of and efforts to enroll New Jersey residents in the marketplace and the new Medicaid Expansion Program under the ACA. Moderator is Laura Bagwell, Supervising Advocate, CHLP.

“Supportive Housing-Community Housing with Support for People with Disabilities: Current Issues and Next Steps” outlines the key components of supportive housing and offers perspectives of both providers and the state. Moderator is Harold B. Garwin, President and Executive Director, CHLP.

Registration is required. As space is limited, early registration is recommended. Please make sure to indicate any special needs, such as an ASL interpreter or CART Service (Computer Assisted Realtime Translation). A brochure containing full details with a registration form is available at the Law Center or online at, but registration must be by fax or postal mail; phone reservations cannot be accepted.

Alternately, for a registration form, call 1-800-FREE LAW. Please direct any questions to Florence Nathan,

The Law and Disability Issues Conference is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

Community Health Law Project is a nonprofit legal aid society founded in 1976 and dedicated to serving the legal needs of persons with disabilities throughout New Jersey. For more information, contact CHLP, 185 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ 07079; phone 973-275-1175; fax 973-275-5210; TTY 973-275-1721.

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation’s programs and publications, visit us online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW.

Any financial contribution you can make to help ensure that the New Jersey State Bar Foundation continues its vital mission to educate the public about the law is welcome, especially in an era of uncertain funding. To make a tax-deductible donation to further the good work of the Foundation, please go to