Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown
200 West Main Street
Elmsford, NY 10523
Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
Course book included with all formats
Gain a Legal Overview of Complex Discipline Issues that Affect Students with Behavioral Issues
Although no educator enjoys it, disciplining students is a common part of any school day and can create complicated legal dilemmas for any school. Moreover, disciplining students whose misbehavior is a manifestation of their disabilities is also all too common, requiring a great deal of patience in addition to creating a whole other series of tricky legal issues. These situations require copious amounts of documentation, and this documentation has to be legally sound. Are you up to date on the latest rules and standards? Learn techniques that you can use to avoid discipline problems and to ensure that your school stays legally compliant when they happen. Register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for school administrators, teachers, principals and vice principals, counselors, psychologists, social workers, school nurses, special education program specialists, attorneys, and paralegals.
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of NBI, Inc. that this activity qualifies for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 0.0 hour(s) of ethics/professionalism.
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.20 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.
including - Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 7.0 credit hours. 7.0 hours can be applied to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. This live format program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.0 hours, including 6.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.60 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. State what the IDEA says about student discipline. 2. Demonstrate what response strategies are legally appropriate for certain disruptive behaviors. 3. Demonstrate when a functional behavior assessment is necessary. 4. Describe the key elements of a legally substantive IEP. 5. Describe how to legally suspend and expel students with behavioral issues under IDEA. 6. Recall what the legal implications of the bullying of special needs students are under various federal laws. 7. Describe what progressive discipline is.
New York Professional Development hours available with district approval.
PAMELA D. BASS is an associate with Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, where she is involved in collective bargaining in both the public and private sector, employee discipline matters, litigation matters, and assisting clients with policy formulation and concerns, including polices on gender equity. Ms. Bass is also involved in sports law as it relates to educational institutions. Ms. Bass, prior to receiving her J.D. degree, has 19 years of experience in higher education and intercollegiate athletics, serving as a NCAA Division I head and assistant women’s basketball coach. She has extensive experience in NCAA compliance, and served on university and athletic conference committees on leadership, gender equity, and diversity.
NEELANJAN CHOUDHURY is an attorney with the firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP. Previously, he worked for a firm that focused on premises liability litigation. Since starting work at Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, Mr. Choudhury has been involved in matters concerning student discipline, special education, public works contracts, construction, employment discrimination litigation, tax certiorari litigation, and various other areas involving education law. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
VERONICA REED as the principal attorney of the Law Office of Veronica Reed, Ms. Reed is an education attorney focused on representing New York Capital District schoolchildren in all matters relating to schools: education issues, special education (IDEA), DASA bullying, school discipline, appeals, and federal litigation. She is a designated attorney for the child (AFC), a certified guardian ad litem, a member of the Attorney for the Child Appeals Panel, an 18-B assigned family court attorney, and a member of the NYSBA Committee on Children and the Law. Ms. Reed is admitted to practice in New York's state and federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She and the law office will help clients establish an IEP or Section 504 Plan under the IDEA and Title II; pursue a complaint or appeal against a school under education law and civil rights law, ensuring the child has access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE); help the teenager resolve a school suspension, PINS, or juvenile law (JD) matter; and protect the child from bullying under DASA, ensuring that he or she has a safe place to learn. She represented education (public schools, parochial schools, and private schools), religious institutions, non-profits, and commercial clients in all phases of litigation as an attorney at Fisher & Fisher and Traub, Lieberman, Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP, in New York City. Ms. Reed's corporate career spans 20 years with General Electric, Kawasaki, Booz & Company, and MTA New York City Transit. She holds a B.A. degree from Seattle Pacific University and her J.D. degree from New York Law School. In 2005, Ms. Reed was admitted to practice in New York. She is also admitted to practice in multiple U.S. district courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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.
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