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

Do you have or know a child that struggles in school or has special needs? Do you want to learn about the programs and laws that can help children with special needs? This training is geared towards attorneys, legal professionals, and self-represented litigants with little or no education law experience who are interested in learning more about special education issues.

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 San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Education Law Project 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.