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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 Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 5.0 hours, including 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
YOLANDA A. ASAMOAH is a veteran educator and attorney with 28 years of public service in Monroe County. She holds a J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master's degree in teaching from the University of Rochester, and a Master's degree in educational leadership with building and district leadership certification from Saint John Fisher College, in Rochester, New York. Ms. Asamoah is admitted to practice in New York State and the Western District of New York; and was a recipient of the Daily Record's Attorney of the Year Award in 2014. She is a NYS teacher certified in multiple disciplines and has taught every grade level, K-12. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Asamoah served as the Rochester City School District's first chief ombudsman and compliance officer. As chief ombudsman, she was responsible for promoting procedural and substantive fairness for families. Ms. Asamoah currently serves as the District's chief counsel for special education, providing counsel to staff, managing special education legal matters, developing procedures and protocols, and supporting organizational design initiatives. A native of Ghana, West Africa, and a former student of international law and finance transactions, she is trilingual and has lived and studied in Ghana, the UK and France. (West Henrietta location)
BETHANY A. CENTRONE is senior counsel with Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where she concentrates her practice in school law, and labor and employment law. She is admitted to practice in New York. Ms. Centrone is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association, and the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and her J.D. degree from Cornell Law School. (Liverpool and West Henrietta locations)
SUSAN T. JOHNS is a shareholder with Ferrara Fiorenza P.C., where her practice concentrates in the areas of civil litigation, employment, and education law. As a significant part of her practice, she counsels and represents school district clients in matters involving the education of children with disabilities and the application of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Ms. Johns teaches education law in the Educational Leadership Department at the State University of New York at Cortland. She is a graduate of the College of Holy Cross and the Villanova University School of Law. Ms. Johns was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1985 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Western districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (Liverpool location)
MICHAEL P. LEONE serves as the assistant superintendent for human resources at Pittsford Central School District. He is admitted to practice in New York. Mr. Leone earned his B.S. degree from State University of New York College at Brockport and his J.D. degree from State University of New York at Buffalo. He actively practiced law for eleven years in the greater Rochester area before becoming an educational administrator. (Liverpool and West Henrietta locations)
ANNE M. MCGINNIS PH.D. is an attorney with Harris Beach PLLC, and serves on the educational institutions industry team and practices in the labor and employment law practice group. She represents school districts at committee meetings on special education and 504 meetings, manifestation determination hearings, and impartial hearings. Dr. McGinnis also counsels school districts in matters related to Freedom of Information Law compliance, student records and privacy, and student residency. She is a licensed psychologist in New York and a certified school psychologist in New York and Connecticut. Dr. McGinnis is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. She earned both her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, and her B.Mus. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Hartford; her J.D. degree, dean's list, from St. John’s University School of Law; and both her Ph.D. degree and her M.Ed. degree from The Pennsylvania State University. (West Henrietta location)
KATE I. REID is an attorney with the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where she concentrates her practice in school law. In 2017, she served as general counsel to Ithaca City School District. As a member of the Superintendent's Executive Cabinet, she counseled the district in all areas of its day-to-day operations and represented the district in litigated matters. Now in her role as outside counsel, Ms. Reid continues to provide timely, day-to-day counseling to Bond’s School District clients and acts as an advocate for districts in adversarial proceedings before administrative agencies, and state and federal courts. She has experience in the various areas of law that impact school operations and that create legal exposure for school districts, including school board governance; school district finance; Taylor Law and collective bargaining; employee discipline; health care; school health services; special education; open meetings law; Freedom of Information Law; student privacy; student residency and homelessness; school district contracts; use of school facilities and real property; and Constitutional issues. Ms. Reid earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Miami University; and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude,Â from Syracuse University College of Law. (Liverpool and West Henrietta locations)