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17th Annual School Law Conference 2017

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    In the constantly-evolving world of school law, keeping up with the flood of new developments can be an enormous challenge. Educate yourself about the latest changes in school-related laws, regulations, and policies by attending MCLE’s 17th Annual School Law Conference 2017. Experienced attorneys and other school-related professionals distill the most significant updates of the preceding year into a single day of cutting-edge information and lively debate. Whether you represent school districts, school employees, or parents and students, this Conference is invaluable to your practice.

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    • 9:30 am–9:35 am

      Welcome & Introduction

    • 9:35 am–10:45 am

      Keynote Presentation: Assessment and Treatment of School Phobia, Avoidance, and Refusal

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      School avoidance and refusal are rising among students at all levels, creating thorny issues for school staff, parents, attorneys, and advocates. This presentation, by the Clinical Director for Child Programs and Co-Director of Research for Child Programs at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), gives you the latest information about the identification and assessment of various types of school refusal and explains innovative approaches to address such behavior.
      David A. Langer, Ph.D, Boston University, Department of Psychology , Boston
    • 10:45 am–11:00 am

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 11:00 am–12:30 pm

      Education Law Update 2017

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      Hear a comprehensive review of recent court cases, legislation, regulatory changes, and agency guidance, as well as BSEA decisions concerning special education under IDEA and M.G.L. c. 71B. BSEA trends and practice are also discussed, with special emphasis on mediation.
      Eileen M. Hagerty, Esq., Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP , Boston
      Nancy N. Nevils, Esq., Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP , Boston
      Myrto Flessas, Esq., Bureau of Special Education Appeals, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
    • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

      Lunch (on your own)

    • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

      Residential Placement Required?

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      When is residential placement necessary for educational reasons? When will another agency be required to share the cost with a school district? What factors influence the hearing officers? Listen as expert practitioners distill guiding principles from BSEA decisions on residential placement.
      Catherine L. Lyons, Esq., Lyons & Rogers LLC , Rockland
      Alisia E. St. Florian, Esq., Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP , Quincy
      Brian R. Pariser, Esq., Department of Children and Families, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
      Karen M. Orfaly, Esq., Law Office of Karen M. Orfaly , Fort Lauderdale
    • 2:30 pm–2:45 pm

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 2:45 pm–3:45 pm

      School Discipline Revisited

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      Experienced attorneys survey the current landscape of student discipline and educational alternatives, with particular attention to the impact of Chapter 222 since its adoption several years ago. This panel provides “news you can use” at your next suspension hearing or manifestation determination meeting, and also discusses remedies for improper exclusion from school.
      Marlies Spanjaard, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services , Boston
      Paige L. Tobin, Esq., Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, PC , Braintree
      Timothy A. Sindelar, Esq., Law Office of Tim Sindelar , Newton
      Rosann DiPietro, Esq., Long & DiPietro LLP , Hingham
    • 3:45 pm–4:00 pm

      “Ask the Experts” Q&A Session

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    • 4:00 pm–4:30 pm

      Networking Reception for Faculty & Registrants

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  • Faculty

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

    Faculty

    Rosann DiPietro, Esq., Long & DiPietro LLP, Hingham
    Myrto Flessas, Esq., Bureau of Special Education Appeals, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
    David A. Langer, Ph.D, Boston University, Department of Psychology, Boston
    Karen M. Orfaly, Esq., Law Office of Karen M. Orfaly, Fort Lauderdale
    Brian R. Pariser, Esq., Department of Children and Families, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
    Timothy A. Sindelar, Esq., Law Office of Tim Sindelar, Newton
    Paige L. Tobin, Esq., Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, PC, Braintree
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