Education Law Basics

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: Free

Register: Here

MCLE: One Hour of General Participatory MCLE

Having a child that struggles in school is very stressful. As a parent we want to help our children, but what help is available? How do you get help from the schools? How do you protect your child from facing discrimination? How does all of this work in the age of the virtual classroom? This webinar will help answer these questions! This seminar is designed for parents and legal professionals that represent parents and children.

In this webinar, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Staff Attorney Celia Rutherford will discuss:

  • eligibility for IEPs (Individualized Educational Programs) and 504 Plans
  • the assessment process
  • suspensions & expulsions

Participants will learn the legal basics and how to advocate for education services for children, including suggestions for advocacy during remote learning due to COVID-19. The training will include an overview of SDVLP’s education law services and will explain how attorneys can volunteer to assist a foster child with education issues.

This webinar is part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes. Since the physical locations of the library closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned our CLE programs online as webinars. These courses have been in high demand and spaces fill up quickly, ESPECIALLY when they are free. So, please, sign up now to reserve your spot. You will receive an email with your login information after registering for the event.

Our webinars are just one of the many resources that we have made available to help you with you legal education during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out our ClassesLegal Databases, and COVID-19 Legal Issues pages for more information! If you have any questions about our webinars or accessing our legal databases, please contact us by emailtelephone, or Virtual Front Desk (weekdays between 2 pm and 4 pm). Or, you can sign up for an appointment with a reference librarian.