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Critical areas for the special education lawyer, with an intro kick-off highlighting core concepts and programs! 

Join PBI for a “snapshot” look at four independent areas that are essential stepping stones on the road to effectively advocating for your client.

Introduction to special education law 

The perfect starting place, this session introduces you to: 

  • Eligibility for services 
  • FAPE & LRE 
  • The IEP 
  • Evaluations/reevaluations 

Discipline and Behavioral Intervention

Practical and procedural issues will be explored:

  • Who is protected and why?
  • Manifest determinations
  • Functional behavioral assessments
  • Parent challenges, risk assessment, and district policy.

Top 10 Tips for Legally-Defensible Monitoring

Countdown! This panel will analyze progress monitoring:

  • What should it look like? 
  • How often should it be done? 
  • Is there a correct format? 

The Truant Disabled Student

The complicated issues associated with truancy reflect the confluence of special education and compulsory attendance laws in Pennsylvania. Study fact patterns to determine where “things went wrong” and identify what could have been done to reengage the child in school. Also covered:

  • PA truancy laws
  • How the laws conflict with special education mandates.

Your program takeaways:

  • Excellent networking—make the most of the 15-minute break between each session: stretch your legs, refill your coffee, and shake a few hands.
  • A great way to build upon the fundamentals: You can’t practice special education law without an understanding of these four areas—why not hone your knowledge here?
  • Learn from a team: most sessions represent both the school district and family perspectives

A basic understanding of the practice area is recommended.

  • 8:30–8:35
    • Welcome and Introduction
  • 8:35–10:00              
    • Introduction to Special Education Law
      Panelists: Daniel B. Cooper, Esq., Tammy J. Flail, Esq.
  • 10:00  –  10:15
    • Break
  • 10:15  –  11:45
    • Top 10 Tips for Legally-Defensible Progress Monitoring
      Panelists: Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., Liliana Yazno-Bartle, Esq.
  • 11:45  –  12:30
    • Luncheon (included in tuition)
  • 12:30  –    2:00              
    • Discipline and Behavioral Intervention
      Panelists: Michael J. Connolly, Esq., Thomas C. Warner, Esq.
  • 2:00  –    2:15
    • Break
  • 2:15  –    3:45
    • The Truant Disabled Student: Are Districts Dropping the “Truancy” Ball or Are Parents Enabling the Truant Behavior?
      Panelists: Leigh E. Dalton, Esq., Deborah G. DeLauro, Esq., Brooke E. D. Say, Esq. 


Course Planner: Stephen J. Jacobson, Esq., Psy.D.


Course Materials
  • Course Book (2015-8800) — $69
  • Audio CD (ACD-8800) — $39
  • Audio CD & Book Set (ACDS-8800) — $99
To order course materials, please call PBI`s Customer Service Department at 1-800-247-4724.
If you are ordering course materials separately, please allow two weeks after the program for the shipment of books and 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the CDs and book/CD sets. Include $8.00 shipping and handling & 6% Pa. Sales tax on all orders.


Product Information
Date Presented:
July 28, 2015 8:30 AM Eastern
7 hours, 30 minutes
Registration Fee:
Snapshots of Special Education Law (Philadelphia, Simulcasts) - Part 1
Speaker Information
Michael J. Connolly Esq.   [ view bio ]
Daniel B. Cooper, Esq.   [ view bio ]
William F. Culleton, Jr., JD, CHO   [ view bio ]
Leigh E. Dalton Esq.   [ view bio ]
Deborah G. DeLauro, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Tammy J. Flail, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Stephen J. Jacobson Esq., Psy.D.   [ view bio ]
Brooke E.D. Say, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Thomas C. Warner, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Liliana Yazno-Bartle, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Snapshots of Special Education Law (Philadelphia, Simulcasts) - Part 2
Snapshots of Special Education Law (Philadelphia, Simulcasts) - Part 3
Snapshots of Special Education Law (Philadelphia, Simulcasts) - Part 4
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Pennsylvania CLE
Total Credits: 6.00
You may pick a location after you click Add to Basket
  • Attend In-Person
    • The CLE Conference Center Wanamaker Bldg., 10th FL, Ste. 1010 Juniper Street Entrance Philadelphia PA 19107
  • Simulcast
    • Bar Association of Lehigh County 1114 Walnut Street Allentown PA 18102
    • Centre Co. Bar Association Eugene Lederer Bar Center 192 Match Factory Place Bellefonte PA 16823
    • King's College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Ctr. Lane's Lane Wilkes-Barre PA 18711
    • LaSalle University Montgomery County Center 4000 Chemical Rd. Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
    • Lebanon County Bar Association 547 South Tenth St. Lebanon PA 17042
    • PBI Conference Center 5080 Ritter Road Mechanicsburg PA 17055
    • PBI Professional Development Conference Center Heinz 57 Center 339 Sixth Ave., 7th Fl. Pittsburgh PA 15222
    • Wayne County Courthouse 925 Court Street Honesdale PA 18431
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