Linda Carter Batiste
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Linda Carter Batiste is a Principal Consultant with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a free consulting service funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. She has in-depth training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and employment law as well as accommodations related to mobility impairments, emergency evacuation, and substance abuse. Linda leads JAN's disability legislation initiative by providing research, evaluation, and technical expertise on a national level. She also steers JAN's usability program for electronic, research, and outreach materials. Linda has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University's College of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif. She routinely publishes on the ADA and develops nationally disseminated training materials. Linda has been with JAN since 1992. She is also a member of the West Virginia Bar and the American Bar Association; won the 2003 Patrick Duffy Koontz Award for Leadership, Citizenship, and Academic Achievement; and served as the Manuscript Editor for the Executive Board of the West Virginia Law Review. She currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Thompson Publishing Group.