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School Law: MCLE BasicsPlus!®

Primer for public school law

Thursday, 2/10/2011, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
6 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

This program provides a practical foundation of key education law topics ranging from key statutes and cases to details involving topics such as student records, bullying, and discrimination. A faculty comprised of veteran practitioners identify topics that arise in every educational setting and give you an overview of the legal issues you need to know.

Just a few of the topics you will learn about...

  • The key Federal and Massachusetts statutes and cases relating to educational practice and procedure that you must know
  • Common ethical issues that arise when representing both children and schools
  • Details of the new Massachusetts bullying statute
  • Key principles of special education law, including the latest information pertaining to discipline, transition planning, restraint/seclusion, and dispute resolution
  • How to locate and understand provisions relating to confidentiality of student records
  • What procedures are required in the school disciplinary process regarding suspensions and expulsions-and the impact of special education in disciplinary proceedings
  • What Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act require, and the key distinctions between bullying and harassment under those statutes

The "Curriculum" includes...

  • An Overview of Important State and Federal Education Statutes, Regulations, and Cases
  • An Exploration of Privacy and Confidentiality Problems
  • Student Conduct Issues-In Depth
  • Special Education-Including Discussion of 2004 IDEA and Section 504

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Daniel W. Ahearn, Esq., , Wenham


Matthew Engel, Esq., ,
Eileen M. Hagerty, Esq., Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP, Boston
Michael J. Joyce, Esq., Nuttall & MacAvoy, PC, Marshfield
William D. McCants, Esq., U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Boston
Mary Ellen P. Sowyrda, Esq., Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP, Quincy



  • $245
  • $225 MCLE Sponsor Members
  • $165 New lawyers admitted to law practice after 2006, pending admittees and law students
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