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Key Issues in Special Education Law

Concise update on new developments and current issues you need to know

2120105P01
Wednesday, 10/5/2011, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
4 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

This program provides a concise overview of key changes and emerging trends in Massachusetts special education law. The panelists highlight important current issues and developments, such as transition planning and programs, damages, and the implementation of the anti-bullying legislation. The program also provides an efficient overview of significant federal court and Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) decisions from the past year.

This program assumes a basic understanding of special education law and provides experienced practitioners with a summary of the significant developments, emerging trends, and common issues encountered in special education practice. Special attention is given to practice before the BSEA. Hear from a faculty panel of experienced practitioners who represent children with varied needs and disabilities and a wide range of school districts—as well as the Director of the BSEA.

Agenda and written materials

  • Key Judicial and BSEA Decisions—Year-in-Review
  • Changes in Interpretation of the IDEA Regulatory and Statutory Law
  • Trends and Changes in Practice and Procedure Before the BSEA
  • Tips About Practice Before the BSEA—From Both the Practitioner's Perspective and the BSEA Hearing Officer's Perspective
  • Transition Issues
  • Implementation of the Anti-bullying Legislation
  • Damages
  • The Role of State Agencies, Such as DCF, DDS, and DMH
  • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Table of Contents

Chair

Daniel T.S. Heffernan, Esq., Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP, Boston

Faculty

Reece Erlichman, Esq., Division of Administrative Law Appeals, Bureau of Special Education Appeals, Boston
Timothy A. Sindelar, Esq., Law Office of Tim Sindelar, Newton
Mary Ellen P. Sowyrda, Esq., Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP, Quincy

Speaker(s)

Fees

  • $225
  • $195 MCLE Sponsor Members
  • $145 New lawyers admitted to law practice after 2007, pending admittees and law students
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