Prevent School Liability and Address the Unique Needs of All Students
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Mental health issues in schools extend beyond special education classrooms, and each school professional needs to have a clear idea of what the law requires and how to comply with the plethora of regulations and procedures. In this engaging instruction, experienced practitioners will share their methods to preventing student neglect and discrimination, and their hard-won resolution approaches. Help every student get the best possible education with this focused school law guide to student mental health. Order today!
including - Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
This nontraditional format course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 7.0 credit hours. 7.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement and is approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
JENNIFER BENNETT is the Director of Management and Administrative Services for the Capital Region BOCES. For more than 20 years, Ms. Bennett has worked closely with regional school districts and the BOCES to develop and implement comprehensive occupational health and safety programs and school safety plans focused on proactive preparation and assessment to mitigate hazards and acts of violence in the educational setting. She holds a B.S. degree in Management and Safety Studies from Keene State College and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences.
NEELANJAN CHOUDHURY is an attorney with the firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, where he focuses his practice in matters concerning student discipline, special education, public works contracts, construction and employment discrimination litigation, tax certiorari litigation, and various other areas involving education law. Mr. Choudhury is a member of the New York State and the Duchess County bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. (Poughkeepsie location)
MICHELE V. JONES is a school attorney at Capital Region BOCES, where she provides legal advice to the Board of Education on education issues, including Medicaid compliance and labor relations. Ms. Jones is an adjunct professor and teaches school law at the College of St. Rose in the SBL and SDBL programs. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Association of School Attorneys, the New York State Association of Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs, and the National Council of School Attorneys. Ms. Jones is an author and regularly contributes articles to the School Administrator, a monthly commentary published by the American Association of School Administrators. She earned her J.D. degree from Albany Law School. (Albany location)
TARA L. MOFFETT is a partner with Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC, where she concentrates her practice in the area of education law with a focus on special education. She is experienced in the field of special education, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Ms. Moffett’s practice includes consultation, negotiation, mediation, litigation, and appellate work in state administrative proceedings and federal court. She provides guidance and training to school districts on general education matters, such as confidentiality of student records, residency issues, bullying, and discipline. Ms. Moffett is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and in the state of New York. She is an adjunct professor with Empire State College teaching business law and employment law. Ms. Moffett has also been named to the Executive Board for the New York Capital Region Special Education Task Force. She is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and a graduate of Albany Law School of Union University. (Poughkeepsie and Albany locations)JOHN RICHTER is the Director of Public Policy at the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc (MHANYS) He has been instrumental in the passage of legislation requiring that New York schools begin teaching about mental health, beginning in 2018, as part of the school health curriculum. Mr. Richter earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from SUNY Stony Brook and his Masters degree in public administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at SUNY Albany. (Albany location)
MONICA SKANES is an attorney with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, where she practices in the areas of education, labor and employment law and litigation, arbitration and mediation, as well as agriculture and agribusiness. Ms. Skanes is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Skanes earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Ithaca College; and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School. (Albany location)
DAVID H. STRONG is an attorney with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. His legal practice focuses primarily on education law. Mr. Strong has represented clients in special education impartial hearings and appeals, as well as matters involving tax certiorari claims, public works contracts, student discipline, employment discrimination, and other litigation matters. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York; the state of Connecticut; and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern districts of New York. Mr. Strong earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University and his J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law. (Poughkeepsie location)
MARION M. WALSH is a partner with the law firm of Littman Krooks LLP, where she leads the firm's special education practice. Ms. Walsh particularly works in assisting students with complex mental health challenges locate an appropriate school placement and services, and transition to college and independence. She serves on the Board of Directors for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Westchester, and is a co-chair of the Lower Hudson Special Education Task Force. Ms. Walsh has written three books: What Do I Do When? The Answer Book on the No Child Left Behind Act, The Superintendent's Guide to Special Education Policies and Procedures, and Student Discipline & School Safety: Administrator's Guide to Best Practices, Policies & Procedures. She is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York. Ms. Walsh earned her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. (Poughkeepsie location)