The St. Mary’s University School of Law is presenting the Special Education Advocacy Summit (SEAS), a two and one-half day training program hosted by the Center for Legal and Social Justice and co-sponsored by Wrightslaw and CMK Law Firm.
The purpose of the SEAS is to provide training in special education advocacy for experienced advocates, law students, new attorneys, and attorneys who are new to special education law.
The program will include sessions on applicable laws, ethics, best practices in advocacy, strategies in working with parents and schools, and dispute resolution procedures, taught by national leaders in the field.
The Summit begins on Thursday evening, February 2, 2023, with Orientation and Registration and sessions conclude on Sunday afternoon, February 5, 2023.
Attendees will be selected via an application process. The application form includes all registration details, costs, applicant questionnaire, and required pre-conference assignments.
- History and Applicable Laws
- Ethics in Special Education Advocacy (CLE credit)
- Caselaw Review
- Understanding Evaluations, Tests and Measurements
- Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
- Section 504
- Behavioral Issues at School
- Juvenile Justice
- Dispute Resolution and State Complaints
- Preparing a Case for Trial/Due Process
- Using Evaluations, Tests and Measurements as Evidence
- Evidence Strategies
- Legal Claims and Remedies
- Creating Systemic Change in Your State
- Advocating for Children who are Homeless, Twice-Exceptional, Dyslexic
Application deadline is December 31, 2022.
For all conference details, registration fee and application, please click here!