Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00
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With increasing numbers of students qualifying for special education services, professionals working with special needs children know that an understanding of special education law is crucial. You need to know the law in order to deal with complex questions that arise on a regular basis. Who pays when a special needs child is placed in private schooling at the parents' election? How can a school create the least restrictive environment and promote inclusion to the best interests of all students? It can be costly if you don't know. 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.
STEVEN ALIZIO is a special education attorney at The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC. He has extensive and varied experience within the education sector. Prior to law school, Mr. Alizio was a high school mathematics teacher in New York for seven years. Before he established The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC, he practiced special education law in the Special Education Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group ("NYLAG"), and later in a New York City-based special education law firm. Mr. Alizio has substantial experience advocating for students and their parents throughout the IEP and hearing processes, and he has worked on a federal class-action lawsuit against a large charter organization and the New York City Department of Education. He has also provided special education training sessions for doctors, social workers, and other personnel throughout New York City. Mr. Alizio is admitted to practice law in New York. He received his M.S.Ed. degree from Hofstra University, and he studied philosophy and politics at The George Washington University and Pembroke College, Oxford University. Mr. Alizio earned his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan 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. Her practice includes consultation, negotiation, mediation, litigation, and appellate work in state administrative proceedings and federal court. Ms. Moffett 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. Ms. Moffett is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and a graduate of Albany Law School of Union University. 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. (New Windsor and Albany locations)
VERNONICA 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 helps establish IEP or Section 504 plans under the IDEA and Title II; pursues complaints or appeals against schools under education law and civil rights law, ensuring children have a access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE); helps resolve school suspensions, PINS, or juvenile law matters; and protects children 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, nonprofits, 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 a 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. (Albany location)
JUSTIN SHANE is a principal attorney at The Law Office of Justin Shane, where he focuses on special education law. He also frequently posts on special education law topics. He is admitted in New York, Delaware (inactive), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Shane's memberships include the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. He received his B.A degree from the University of Delaware, his M.Ed degree from Lehman College and his J.D degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law. (New Windsor location)
MARION M. WALSH is a partner with Littman Krooks LLP, where she focuses her practice on special and general education advocacy. Ms. Walsh has worked in education law for more than 15 years and has been an advocate for children in many capacities. She has worked to improve public school districts for all students. She is a past president of the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education (2009-2012) and served on the board as a trustee for nine years. Prior to joining Littman Krooks LLP, Ms. Walsh recently worked as an attorney for a law firm specializing in education law, where her practice focused on special education compliance and defense. She is a certified impartial hearing officer for children with disabilities by the New York State Education Department. 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 received 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. Ms. Walsh is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York. (New Windsor location)