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Exceptional Children Conference 2023

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

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---------- CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
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Join PBI for the premier education event for child attorneys, school district attorneys, hearing officers and advocates.

Recorded on October 13, 2023, this annual conference brought together school district lawyers, family lawyers, advocates, and education professionals to learn, exchange, and share the passion to create exceptional education opportunities for exceptional children.

We’re sorry that you were not able to join us in-person but are delighted to offer you this valuable selection of streaming content. Make time for a track of programs covering the hottest issues in this practice area taught by speakers you know and respect.

Gain a balanced perspective on all issues 

Most of the sessions are 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.

Continuing education, strategies, and tips designed 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

Welcome & Introduction

Procedural Guidance: Two Hearing Officers’ Perspectives

Supreme Court Caselaw Review (Advanced)

Discipline and the Role of Virtual School Post-Covid (Intermediate)

Year in Review

Intersection of Family Law & Special Education (Basic)

Special Education Legal Ethics Conversations

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 2023 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.

Recorded in October 2023.

Practice Areas


David G. C. Arnold Esq. Law Office of David G. C. Arnold
Christine Taylor Brann Esq. JSDC Law Offices/James Smith Dietterick & Connelly LLP (Hershey)
Amy T. Brooks Esq. Wisler Pearlstine, LLP (Blue Bell)
Mark J. Burgmann Esq. Wisler Pearlstine, LLP (Blue Bell)
Christopher J. Conrad Esq. Marshall Dennehey, P.C. (Hbg/Camp Hill)
Sarah B. Dragotta Esq. Sand & Saidel
Andrew E. Faust Esq. Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP (Southeast)
Brian Jason Ford JD, CHO Office for Dispute Resolution (Hbg)
Erin D. Gilsbach Esq. EdLaw Interactive
Charles W. Jelley Esq., LLM Office for Dispute Resolution (Hbg)
Araesia King Esq. Law Offices of Kenneth S. Cooper
Heidi B. Konkler Esq. Bradley Goldsmith Law, LLC
Jacqueline C. Lembeck Esq. McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. (Berwyn)
Jennifer M. Lukach Esq. Bradley Goldsmith Law, LLC
Michael J. McElligott Esq. Office for Dispute Resolution (Hbg)
Amanda M. Meighan Esq. KidsVoice
Kathleen M. Metcalfe Esq. Raffaele & Associates LLC
Michele J. Mintz Esq. Fox Rothschild LLP (Blue Bell)
Caryl Andrea Oberman Esq. Oberman and Yazno-Bartle LLC
Jessica L. Patton Ed.D. Patton Advocacy & Consulting, LLC
Shannon R. Pierce Esq. Fox Rothschild LLP (Blue Bell)
Michael D. Raffaele Esq. Raffaele & Associates LLC
Maria C. Ramola Esq. McKenna Snyder LLC
Brooke E. D. Say Esq. Stock and Leader
Nicole D. Snyder Esq. McKenna Snyder LLC
Thomas C. Warner Esq. Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP (Southeast)
Kristen C. Weidus Esq. Ruder Law
Aimee Rankin Zundel Esq. Zundel Law
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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