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The Special Ed Advocate Newsletter
June 22, 2004


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Name that Video Contest - We Need Your Help!

On May 6, we sent an announcement for the Name That Video Contest. We received more than 1,500 titles in 24 hours!

After we pared these down to 15 titles (below), we can't decide which title we like best. We need your help.


The Story

Stephen Jeffers v. School Board is a two-hour documentary that takes you through a special education due process hearing, from initial preparation to testimony by the final witness.

You see exciting direct examination, dramatic cross-examination, arguments between counsel, and objections to hearsay and leading questions.

The cast includes:

  • Darrel Tillar Mason, Esq. Attorney and former hearing officer
  • Kathleen S. Mehfoud, Esq. Nationally known school board attorney
  • Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. Parent attorney

The Titles

We are looking for a good descriptive title - a title that will stimulate interest and tell people what the film is about.

Before you vote, please read a synopsis of the story and see images from the film.

Review the 15 titles. Select the title you like best.

1. Anatomy of a Special Education Due Process Hearing: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board

2. Anatomy of a Hearing: Special Education Due Process

3. Conflict! Taking it to a Special Education Due Process Hearing

4. Demystifying Special Education Due Process: A Step-by-Step Look at Case Preparation

5. Demystifying a Special Education Due Process Hearing: Preparation and Trial

6. Due Process . . . What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

7. Due Process Hearings: A View from the Inside

8. Inside Due Process: A Step-by-Step Look at Jeffers v. School Board

9. Jeffers v. School Board: Inside a Special Education Due Process Hearing

10. Preparation and Trial: A Special Education Due Process Hearing

11. Prepare to Win a Special Education Due Process Hearing

12. Special Education Advocacy: What You Need to Know About Due Process

13. Special Education Due Process: Step-by-Step with Stephen Jeffers

14. Special Education Due Process: Preparation and Trial

15. When Parents and the School Board Disagree: Surviving Due Process


Your Vote

1. Type the NUMBER of your favorite title in the Subject line of your email - nothing more or less.

2. Send your vote to (deleted) by 9 PM, Wednesday, June 24, 2004 (Eastern Time)


The Winner

We will announce the winner in The Special Ed Advocate newsletter.

The winner of the "Name that Video Contest" will receive their choice of a PalmOne Handheld or Sony Clie Color Handheld PDA (value: up to $200), a copy of the video / DVD, and autographed copies of our three books from Harbor House Law Press.


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Contact Info

Pete and Pam Wright
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P. O. Box 1008
Deltaville, VA 23043
Website: http://www.wrightslaw.com
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