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HIV/AIDS Seminar 5/8/10 – Houston

HIV/AIDS Seminar 5/8/10 – Houston

(Correction: Should be May 8th not 18th)

HIV/AIDS and the Law

What you need to know about fighting discrimination, obtaining benefits and
protecting your decisions.

A free seminar for persons living with HIV/AIDS, their attorneys, healthcare
providers, family members, partners and friends.

Saturday, May 8, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM

Montrose Counseling Center
401 Branard St.
Houston, Texas 77006

CLE Credit Available, 3.75 MCLE hours, including 0.5 Ethics hours.

CEU Credit Available, 5.0 hours, including 0.5 Ethics hours. (SW, LPC and
LCDC)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Protections for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS under State and Federal Law

Do you fear losing your job? Do you feel like employers treat you
differently if they find out you are living with HIV/AIDS? how is your
confidential information protected?

Speaker: Mitchell Katine, katine and nechman, LLP

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. BREAK

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Powers of Attorney, Designation of Guardians and Other Legal Protections for
Persons with Chronic Illness

How you can make sure your wishes are followed if you become unable to speak
for yourself?

Speakers: Raymundo Estrada and Mark Guetzow, Agreeable Outcomes LLC &
Hegwood & Associates

11:45 – Noon BREAK

Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Immigration and Criminal Law Issues for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
(Complimentary Lunch Provided)

What rights do you have when dealing with criminal justice and immigration
issues?

Speaker: John Nechman,

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. BREAK

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Things to Know When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits for
Persons Living with HIV/AIDS

What can you do to speed up your application or improve chances to receive
Social Security disability benefits?

Speaker: Blenda Ruiz, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. BREAK
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Legal Guarantees to Effective Communication for Persons who are Deaf/ Hard
of Hearing

Do you have trouble getting sign language interpreters for health care
services at government agencies or places of public accomodation?

Speaker: Sean Jackson, Advocacy, Inc.

Please RSVP by May 2 to the Montrose Counseling Center at 713-529-0037, ext.
0 or the AIDS Outreach Committee at [email protected] Complimentary
lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any questions or
special accomodation requests.

Co-sponsored by: Montrose Counseling Center and Houston Bar Association AIDS
Outreach Committee

Sign Language interpreters will be available under a grant from SIGN UP
FUND.

Download flyer: (PDF format)
http://deafnetwork.com/wordpress/download/430/

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