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Obtain Essential Special Education Legal Best Practices
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. Our experienced attorney faculty will give you 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 - register today!
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar on special education law is for:
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of CLE credit.
KEVIN B. GORDON is a partner at Kriha Law LLC, where his practice includes work in the areas of student rights, special education, school finance, construction, real estate, litigation and general school law. Mr. Gordon is a frequent speaker on student discipline, residency, privacy, and business issues. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1996, where he practiced school law before joining the firm. Mr. Gordon was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1999. He earned his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Gordon is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys (2005-2012), serving as its chairman from 2010-2012. He is a frequent speaker for the Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education, and at the annual IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Conference. He is a recognized leader and trusted partner in the areas of special education, student discipline, rights and residency, school finance, collective bargaining, business transactions, and general school law issues. He is a frequent speaker on school law issues.
ALANA M. LEFFLER is an attorney with the law firm of Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, where her practice focuses primarily on advising clients in the areas of school law and employee benefits. She counsels clients on topics such as student discipline, public records/open meetings, special education due process, employee discipline and dismissal, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, and prohibited complaints. In addition, Ms. Leffler provides both public and private sector clients with advice on retirement, welfare, and benefit plan design and issues, as well as compliance with Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, HIPPA, and COBRA. While in law school she served as an associate editor of the Marquette Law Review. Ms. Leffler is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Marquette University Law School.
GARY M. RUESCH is an attorney with Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC. He has more than 30 years experience representing school districts and private schools in the areas of special education law, general school law, as well as labor and employment law. Mr. Ruesch regularly counsels clients on topics, such as student discipline; public records/open meetings; special education due process; employee discipline and dismissal; sexual harassment; employment and employee handbooks; school board policies; severance agreements; collective bargaining; grievance arbitration; and prohibited practice complaints. He has successfully represented clients before various administrative agencies and courts of law. Mr. Ruesch has also written about and presented on subjects related to special education, general school law and labor and employment law. He regularly teaches a class entitled Legislative-Legal Aspects of Exception Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Exceptional Education. Mr. Ruesch earned his B.A. degree from Marquette University and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Labor Law Section, past president and board member of the Wisconsin School Attorney Association, and the National Council of School Attorneys. Mr. Ruesch has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2001.
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