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Special education legal issues can be confusing for school personnel and attorneys alike. This hands-on legal guide will walk you through legal best practices concerning IEPs, 504 plans, manifest determination reviews and more. It will provide you with the information you need to provide maximum legal protections to special needs students and minimize school exposure to lawsuits. Handle special education issue with confidence - order today!
JACOB S. FELDMAN is a founding partner in the Garden City law firm of Frazer & Feldman. He received his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. degree (cum laude) from Brooklyn College. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit and the Federal Circuit courts of Appeals, and the Southern and Eastern District courts of New York. Since 1987, he has served public school districts as general counsel. He has handled the defense of public school districts in major federal and state litigation involving civil rights, age, race, disability and sexual discrimination matters, sexual harassment complaints, special education matters, and appeals to the Appellate Division, First and Second departments, the New York State Court of Appeals and to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has handled the successful defense of dozens of impartial hearings and appeals to the SRO and federal courts on behalf of school districts. Mr. Feldman is a frequent speaker in various special education law programs, speaking on topics including "Developing a Bulletproof IEP," student discipline, preparation for and defense of impartial hearings and Section 504 in New York, conducted by the Nassau-Suffolk Academies of Law, NYSSBA, LIASEA, the Council of New York Special Education Administrators, St. John's University, and many of our school district clients. He is the author of "Read All About It," a monthly compilation of special education cases appearing in the "Attorney’s Corner" of Frontline's directors' website. He has been recognized annually by Pulse magazine as one of Long Island's Top Legal Eagles in the field of education law since 2010 and by New York Magazine as a Legal Leader - New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers annually since 2013.
LISA L. HUTCHINSON is a partner with Guercio & Guercio, LLP. Ms. Hutchinson advises school districts in general counsel, special education and labor matters. She was a prosecutor with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and worked as an attorney for the New York City Board of Education. She currently defends school districts in special education impartial hearings, in matters before the Commissioner of Education and the Office of State Review. Ms. Hutchinson represents school districts in labor negotiations and in various administrative tribunals, including the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the EEOC, and New York State Division of Human Rights. She prosecutes civil service law §75 and education law §3020-a employee disciplinary matters on behalf of school districts. She frequently lectures on special education and student discipline issues. Ms. Hutchinson is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Amistad Long Island Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Bar Association, where she is a member of the Education Law and Employment and Labor Law committees. Ms. Hutchinson was recently appointed by the New York State Court of Appeals as a trustee to the Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection. Ms. Hutchinson earned her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Albany and her J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is admitted to practice in all New York state courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
TIMOTHY MAHONEY is a partner in the law firm of Frazer & Feldman, where he practices in the areas of special education matters, including impartial hearings and appeals, and attends Section 504 and CSE meetings, student discipline, and manifestation determination hearings. Mr. Mahoney is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York, as well as the federal court in the Eastern and Southern districts of New York. He received his J.D. degree from City University School of Law and his B.A. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.