Jonathan Martinis presents at Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Disabilities Training Conference Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!

This year over 450 attorneys, judges and child welfare professionals attended the second Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Disabilities Training Conference. The keynote speakers were inspiring thought provoking and gave us all tools to use in helping the children we work with every day. The workshops were wide ranging with presenters sharing their expertise in areas such as guardianships, psychotropic medications, master trusts and educational advocacy. Below are the videos of the from the workshops and keynote speakers. If you are an attorney in Florida and would like to receive CLE credit you will need to watch the video and report the course number and information to the Florida Bar at There are 45 credit hours available below. The course number is valid for 18 months or until November 20, 2016.

Jonathan Martinis has over 20 years’ experience representing people with disabilities in cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and other civil rights laws. He represented Jenny Hatch in the “Justice for Jenny” case – the first to hold that a person with disabilities has a right to engage in Supported-Decision Making instead of being under a guardianship. Prior to joining Quality Trust, Jonathan was the Managing Attorney for the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, where he was lead counsel in Brinn v. Tidewater Transportation District Commission, the first case to hold that people with disabilities have a right to paratransit transportation on a next-day basis and in Winborne v. Virginia Lottery, which held that the Lottery must ensure that private businesses selling Lottery tickets are accessible to people with disabilities.

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