Eve Hill is a nationally known disability rights advocate and expert on disability rights law. As Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, she is a member of the Civil Rights Division's leadership team and is responsible for oversight of the Division's disability rights enforcement, educational civil rights enforcement, Title VI interagency coordination and the American Indian Working Group. Highlights of Ms. Hill's work at the Department include participating as part of the negotiating team for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled; testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to support ratification of the U.N Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; enforcing accessibility requirements for websites and other digital technology; implementing Olmstead community integration requirements in employment; and enforcing disability rights in education, testing, and health care.
At NARPA 2016, Ms. Hill's keynote will address the intersecting obligations of criminal justice, law enforcement, and community services systems in meeting the requirements of the ADA and highlight the work of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division in this area.
Ms. Hill was previously Of Counsel with the law firm of Brown Goldstein & Levy, where she was part of the firm's disability rights practice. Prior to joining Brown Goldstein & Levy, Ms. Hill was Senior Vice President of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University (in the Washington, DC office), where she was responsible for the Institute's disability civil rights work.
Ms. Hill was the founding Director of the Washington DC Office of Disability Rights, a Cabinet-level DC government agency. Prior to joining the District, she was Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles. She was also a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California School of Law and Loyola Marymount University School of Education.
Ms. Hill started her disability rights work at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section. Before joining the Justice Department, Ms. Hill was an associate with the Washington, D.C. firm of Pierson Semmes & Bemis. Ms. Hill received her J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School, which recently presented her its Exemplary Public Service Award.