Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2012
Disability advocacy and the legal system: You be the judge!

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 March 2012 @ Melbourne Park Function Centre

Placido Belardo

Photo of Placido Belardo, Principal Solicitor, Disability Discrimination Legal service

Principal Solicitor, Disability Discrimination Legal service

Placido Belardo was admitted to legal practice in Victoria in November 1998. Previously, he practised criminal law overseas. He commenced working in the community legal centre sector at the Footscray Community Legal Centre in 1999 and later became principal solicitor at Disability Discrimination Legal Service in 2000,a position he holds to date.


Twenty years of the Disability Discrimination Act

Monday 26th March, 2012: 1:15am - 2:00am

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) is twenty years old. This panel session will look at what the legal landscape was like for the Act, how things have changed and how things can be improved. The topic will be explored from different angles and perspectives.