20th Annual Dr. Samuel Francis School Law and Special EducationWorkshop
The 20th Anniversary of the Dr. Samuel Francis School Law Symposium and Special Education Workshop occurred on
June 21, 2017
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
2017 Workshop: Recap
The 20th Annual Dr. Samuel Francis School Law Symposium and Special Education Workshop was held at the University Club on June 21, 20167 The program featured concurrent presentation sessions featuring hot topics in school law and special education. The program can be viewed here.
Tri-State honored the memory of the late Dr. Samuel Francis during a special lunch presentation. Dr. Francis was a professor emeritus, legal scholar, principal and school director, whose teaching and writing advanced the knowledge and practice of school law in Pennsylvania.
“School Law Update: New Issues for School Administrators” by Carl Beard, Esq., Beard Legal Group, P.C.
“Students’ Rights in the Age of Trump” by Sara Rose, Esq., ACLU of Pennsylvania
“Employee Discipline and Horror Stories from Arbitration” by Jocelyn Kramer, Esq., and Ira Weiss, Esq., Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC
“Construction Fundamentals: Avoiding Common Pitfalls” by Matthew Hoffman, Esq., Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
“Student Discipline and Free Speech: In School, Out of School and on Social Media” by Patrick Fanelli, Esq., Fanelli Willett Law Offices
“Practical Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Endrew F.: A renewed Focus on the Importance of Progress Monitoring” by Jocelyn P. Kramer, Esq., and Annemarie K. Harr, Esq., Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC
“The New Era of Zero Tolerance: Case Law, Positive Practices and Model School Codes” by Cheryl Kleiman, Esq., Education Law Center
“Special Education Discipline Refresher” by Patricia R. Andrews, Esq., Andrews & Price, LLC
“Special Education Updates: Information for Administrators” by Cortney Verner, Special Education Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education
Ethics Presentation by Robert Harper, Esq., Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh