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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 issues with confidence - order today!
This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 6.0 on-demand credit hours, including 0.0 ethics credits. No more than 6.0 hours of on-demand CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
JAMES R. GALLINI is with The Gallini Group and was drawn to special education law when his daughter was diagnosed with classic autism. He has the unique insight of having a child on the spectrum and understands the struggles and challenges that parents face in dealing with school systems. Mr. Gallini graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington and holds a B.A. degree in history, and a law degree from Birmingham School of Law. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama, and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has taught special education courses as an adjunct professor at the Birmingham School of Law. Mr. Gallini provides frequent seminars and training on education law, IEP development, and tactics for maintaining positive relationships with school systems while appropriately advocating for students.
RODNEY C. LEWIS is a shareholder in the Huntsville law firm of Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne PC, where he concentrates his practice in employment law. His practice involves the training, counseling, and representation of school districts in special education and anti-discrimination involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other related laws. His litigation experience consists of representing school districts in state and federal courts, mediation sessions, and administrative due process hearings. Mr. Lewis is the author of "Be Aware of the Obligations Imposed by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act,” Alabama School Boards (magazine), spring 2007; and “New IDEA Should Boost Discipline and Curb Frivolous Lawsuits,” Alabama School Boards (magazine), January-February, 2005. Mr. Lewis earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Alabama Association of School Board Attorneys, the National Association of School Board Attorneys, and the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association.