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Exceptional Children Conference 2021

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STARTFri., Oct. 15, 2021
9:00 AM
ENDFri., Oct. 15, 2021
4:45 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00



Special education law professionals gather virtually again this year to learn about today’s most relevant issues—join them!

Attend the premier education event for child attorneys, school district attorneys, hearing officers and advocates 

Connect: learn, exchange, and share the passion with other special education professionals and create exceptional education opportunities for exceptional children! 

Today’s most critical issues are explored by attorneys and professionals who practice in this area every day. Ask questions and challenge concepts—there is no better way to enhance your practice and build your reputation.

Gain a balanced perspective on all issues 

Each hour is team-taught by a balanced panel of school district and parent/child attorneys. Gain the competitive advantage by hearing how a case is handled from both sides of the “v”! 

Are you a parent of a child with exceptionalities? 

The ECC offers you first rate instruction for advocating for your child.

Perfect for:

  • Attorneys 
  • Hearing officers 
  • Advocates representing children, families, and school districts 
  • School administrators and teachers 
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about educational rights for children

The Agenda

9:00 AM -   9:10 AM
Welcome & Introduction 

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

10:25 AM - 11:25 AM
Virtual Hearings

11:25 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Year in Review

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Lunch Break

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM

2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Transition (Early Intervention & Years 18-21)

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM

3:40 PM - 4:45 PM
Legal Ethics in a Remote World

Planned and Developed by the PA Bar Association Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee 

Who better to hone in on the most important and emerging issues affecting today’s special education law practitioner? Join the Committee members at their 2021 conference, designed to highlight the most relevant legislation, regulations, and programs affecting exceptional children and their families. If you’re not a member, join on-site!

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Practice Areas


Carl P. Beard Jr., Esq. Beard Legal Group
Amy T. Brooks Esq. Wisler Pearlstine, LLP (Blue Bell)
Michael J. Connolly Esq. McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse, Ryan and Marone P.C. Law Offices (Berwyn)
Heidi B. Konkler Esq. Bradley Goldsmith Law, LLC
Jennifer M. Lukach Esq. Bradley Goldsmith Law, LLC
Kathleen M. Metcalfe Esq. Raffaele & Associates LLC
Michele J. Mintz Esq. Fox Rothschild LLP (Blue Bell)
Caryl A. Oberman Esq. Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman LLC
Nancy E. Potter Esq. McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse, Ryan and Marone P.C. Law Offices (Pgh)
Brooke E. D. Say Esq. Stock and Leader
Thomas C. Warner Esq. Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP (Southeast)
Kristen C. Weidus Esq. Ruder Law
Aimee Rankin Zundel Esq. Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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