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Dale H. Boam, J.D.

At the age of 14 Dale fell in love with a girl who is Deaf, (she is gone - but the sign language stayed) and has worked, played and advocated along side the Deaf community ever since. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2003 and is currently working for the Disability Law Center in Boston. The DLC is a private non-profit public interest law firm providing legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of Massachusetts. The DLC has a strong commitment to the Deaf community and recently successfully represented John Sprauge, an airline mechanic who was fired because he is Deaf, in his discrimination suit against United Airlines. Dale has been certified as an interpreter through the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for ten years and prior to (and during) law school Dale worked as an American Sign Language interpreter, trainer and mentor for interpreters, and an advocate for people who are Deaf. As an intern with DLC Dale organized a Deaf Community Task Force where Deaf community members meet monthly to discuss and prioritize the legal concerns of the community.