Seminar Description

Year-End Update on Tax & the Financial Market; Living With Guide-Dogs

Bifurcated program with two separate topics
Instructor: Stephen D. Leightman, AWM; C.P. McKenna, Esq.
Location: Rowan College at Gloucester County, Tanyard & Salina Rds., Sewell, NJ 08080
PACLE: 2.0
NJCLE: 2.4
CPE: 2.0
Time: 4:30 PM
Date: December 16, 2021

This presentation will be bifurcated into two topics, the first dealing with a year-end tax update and the second covering diversity, inclusion & elimination of bias ‒ ethics issues.

The first offering will discuss “Year-End Update on Tax and the Financial Market”.  This will review recent changes that have occurred over the year and will also cover the various proposed tax laws that are currently being considered.  The various financial markets will be analyzed along with the current state of the economy and outlooks for the future.

The second half of this session will be a conversation about what it means to be blind and partnered with a guide-dog.  Charles Pat McKenna is a blind attorney who has been working with guide-dogs since the spring of 2001. This conversation will highlight some of the aspects and challenges that are faced by Service Animal users every day as they navigate their communities and places of employment.  The relevant legal framework, public access challenges, the growing trend of fraudulent service animals, and the dangers posed by interference are just a few of the many topics to be covered.  Pat looks forward to describing some of his own experiences over the last 20 years, and a few of the tools he has found to be most helpful in overcoming some of the more common barriers.  All questions are welcome.