With the recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are increasingly responsible for maintaining a workplace that is inclusive and adaptive for employees. An important part of this process is understanding the needs of employees and communicating effectively. This program will focus on one segment of our diverse workforce: the deaf and hard of hearing. Representatives from the American School for the Deaf will explore cross-cultural communication between the hearing and Deaf communities, explain sub-cultures within the Deaf community, and identify potential areas of miscommunication and misunderstanding of this community. Jeff Bravin, Director of Special Projects will serve as a speaker.

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September 24, 2010  Register
8:45 AM – 11:00 AM 
Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office – The Courtroom
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT

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Photo of Anne H. Littlefield Anne H. Littlefield

Anne represents schools in labor relations, employment and education law, including collective bargaining, personnel policies and practices, constitutional law, special education, student discipline, freedom of information, and education policies. She negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of schools, including representation in interest arbitration…

Anne represents schools in labor relations, employment and education law, including collective bargaining, personnel policies and practices, constitutional law, special education, student discipline, freedom of information, and education policies. She negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of schools, including representation in interest arbitration proceedings as needed. Anne works with schools to address issues such as bullying and sexual harassment. She is often called upon to advise schools regarding professional boundaries and child abuse and neglect issues.  In her role as general counsel to boards of education around the state, Anne facilitates self-evaluation and goal-setting sessions. She also leads Shipman & Goodwin’s model policy project, which provides policy support and guidance to a number of school districts.

Anne serves as General Counsel to Shipman & Goodwin. From 2010 through 2017, she was Co-Chair of the firm’s School Law Practice Group, and from 2011 through 2017, she served on the firm’s seven-member Management Committee.