Monday, September 21, 2015

October 7: Webcast - California Special Education Law

Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment. The California Special Education Law 2015 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of issues affecting the practice of special education law today.
What You Will Learn:
  • An understanding of laws related to individualized transition plans
  • Strategies to address crossover issues pertaining to special education and higher education
  • Unique issues in special education related to the over or under representation of students of color in special education, segregated special programs, and discipline
  • Advocacy strategies for representing students with sensory disabilities
  • How Section 504 and the ADA interplay with the IDEA in multiple areas of special education law
  • The impact of recent case law overturning attorney fees awards to school districts under special education laws and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, but affirming such fee awards in claims under 1983 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Title:
California Special Education Law
When/Where:
October 7, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Description:
Speakers:

  • Co-Chairs:
    • Elizabeth F. Eubanks ~ Inland Empire Regional Director, Disability Rights Legal Center at University of La Verne College of Law
    • Margaret Roberts ~ Associate Managing Attorney, Disability Rights California
  • Hannah Benton ~ Staff Attorney, Juvenile Justice, National Center for Youth Law
  • Jennifer Weiser Bezoza ~ Director of Education Advocacy, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dora J. Dome ~ Attorney, Dora J. Dome Law Offices
  • Gregory S. Fisher ~ Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • David M. Grey ~ Partner, Grey & Grey
  • Linda D. Kilb ~ Director, California Legal Services Trust Fund Support Center Program, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • Amy R. Levine ~ Shareholder, Dannis Woliver Kelley
  • Karma Quick-Panwala ~ Special Education Advocate,
  • Roberta S. Savage ~ Attorney, Law Office of Roberta S. Savage
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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