In-Person Program

16th Annual School Law Conference 2016

Keep up with key new developments

2160169P01
Friday, 5/6/2016, 9:30 am–4:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

In the ever-changing world of school law, keeping up with new developments can be a huge challenge. There is no better way to educate yourself about the many changes in laws, regulations, and policies in the school law arena than to attend MCLE’s 16th Annual School Law Conference 2016. Experienced attorneys and other school-related professionals distill the most significant updates of the preceding year into one day of cutting-edge information and lively debate. Whether you represent school districts, school employees, or parents and students, you will find the Conference invaluable to your practice.

9:30 A.M. – 9:35 A.M.
Welcome and Introduction
Eileen M. Hagerty, Esq., Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP, Boston, Co-Chair
Catherine L. Lyons, Esq., Lyons & Rogers LLC, Rockland, Co-Chair
9:35 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.
Keynote Panel: More Than a Game: The Legal Side of School Sports
School sports provide an ever-increasing arena for controversy and liability. This panel tells you what you need to know on issues such as gender equity, inclusion of students with disabilities, bullying and hazing, athletic waivers, liability for injuries, and more.
Paula M. Colby-Clements, Esq., Massachusetts School of Law, Andover
Laura E. Gillis, Esq., Gillis Law LLC, Topsfield, Topsfield
Nancy O'Neil
Angela B. Smagula, Esq., Kahn & Smagula,
10:45 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON
Managing the Medical Maze: Addressing the Needs of Students with Health Issues
When a student has health-related issues, should the student be on a Section 504 plan? An Individualized Health Care Plan? An IEP? What are the school’s obligations to such students? From allergies and asthma to rare congenital conditions, this panel explains the distinctions and educational ramifications.
Marie DeSisto, MSN, RN, NCSN, Massachusetts School Nurse Orginization, Marblehead
Michael J. Joyce, Esq., Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce, PC, Marshfield
12:00 NOON – 1:00 P.M.
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Education Law Update 2016
Hear a comprehensive review of recent court cases and legislation, as well as BSEA decisions concerning special education under IDEA and M.G.L. c. 71B. Section 504 issues and BSEA trends are also discussed.
Eileen M. Hagerty, Esq., Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP, Boston, Co-Chair
Nancy N. Nevils, Esq., Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP, Boston
Rosa I. Figueroa, Esq., Bureau of Special Education Appeals, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
2:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.
Networking and Refreshment Break
2:45 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.
Hot Topics in Education Law: Eight Essentials for Your Practice
Expert practitioners offer advice on timely and cutting-edge topics, including the status of the implementation of the autism omnibus bill, issues surrounding dress codes and new concerns in curriculum, teaching styles and discipline. Don’t miss this “news you can use” immediately in your practice!
Rosann DiPietro, Esq., Long & DiPietro LLP, Hingham
Daniel S. Perlman, Esq., Law Office of Daniel S. Perlman LLC, Acton
Timothy A. Sindelar, Esq., Law Office of Tim Sindelar, Newton
Mary Ellen P. Sowyrda, Esq., Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP, Quincy
Paige L. Tobin, Esq., Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, PC, Braintree
3:45 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Networking Reception for Faculty & Registrants

Table of Contents

Cochair

Catherine L. Lyons, Esq., Lyons & Rogers LLC, Rockland

Faculty

Paula M. Colby-Clements, Esq., Massachusetts School of Law, Andover
Marie DeSisto, MSN, RN, NCSN, Massachusetts School Nurse Orginization, Marblehead
Rosann DiPietro, Esq., Long & DiPietro LLP, Hingham
Marisol Garcia, Esq., Health Law Advocates, Inc., Boston
Laura E. Gillis, Esq., Gillis Law LLC, Topsfield, Topsfield
Michael J. Joyce, Esq., Nuttall, MacAvoy & Joyce, PC, Marshfield
Nancy N. Nevils, Esq., Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP, Boston
Nancy O'Neil, Weymouth
Daniel S. Perlman, Esq., Law Office of Daniel S. Perlman LLC, Acton
Timothy A. Sindelar, Esq., Law Office of Tim Sindelar, Newton
Angela B. Smagula, Esq., Kahn & Smagula,
Paige L. Tobin, Esq., Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, PC, Braintree

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