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We asked. You told us the most common mistakes made on a daily basis in special education. This practical full-day course, taught by experienced attorneys, will give you the exact mechanisms you need to prevent these errors from happening at your school. You need to know the law in order to deal with complex questions that arise on a regular basis - don't miss out on this opportunity to learn not only how to spot potential legal pitfalls, but also how to tackle them head on. Order today!
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of recorded technology CLE credit.
BRIAN BARE is a senior attorney at Whitt Law, LLC, concentrating his practice in the representation of school districts and other units of local government, including board governance, business operations, collective bargaining, contract negotiation and review, public bidding, requests for proposals, construction, real estate, personnel and employment issues, and student discipline and special education matters. Mr. Bare frequently assists with the administration and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and the resolution of grievances and unfair labor practice charges. In 2017, he was first appointed to serve on the Education Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. In addition, in 2017 and 2018, Mr. Bare was named to the list of "Emerging Lawyers" in the areas of school law and land use, zoning and condemnation law by Law Bulletin Media's "Leading Lawyers" division. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Northern Illinois University, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
JENNIFER L. HANSEN is a partner with the law firm of Hansen & Cleary, LLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of special education law, school residency, school discipline matters, mental health law, probate and guardianship matters, criminal and civil litigation for juveniles and adults, confidentiality issues, bullying investigations, post-secondary education matters, DCFS and child welfare matters, school employment issues, and domestic relations (as a guardian ad litem, child’s representative, and/or attorney for the child only). Ms. Hansen also represents select public and private schools in Illinois. She also provides consultative services to schools and institutions in the areas of bullying investigations, employment investigations, and legislative support. Ms. Hansen is a member of the ISBA Disability Law Committee the ISBA Mental Health Law Committee, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, and the Lake County Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin; her J.D. degree from University of Wyoming College of Law; and her LL.M. degree from Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands.
MEGANNE TRELA is an attorney with Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd., where she focuses her practice in the areas of litigation, municipal, and school law. She assists clients with legal matters involving collective bargaining, contracts, employment issues, special education issues, and public pensions. Ms. Trela is a member of Illinois Council of School Attorneys. She earned her B.A. degree, with honors, from University of Arkansas and her J.D. degree, with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law.