In-Person Event
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Exceptional Children Conference 2024 – Mechanicsburg


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

  • City:PBI Conference Center, 5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055
  • Start Date:2024-10-18 09:00:00
  • End Date:2024-10-18 16:20:00
  • Length:
  • Level:Various
  • Topics:Education

$329.00 []

Overview

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! 

More than a dozen workshops, exposure to leading counsel, and phenomenal networking!  

Today’s most critical issues are explored by attorneys and professionals who practice in this area every day. Ask questions, challenge concepts, and shake a few hands—there is no better way to meet and connect with others who practice in this area, too! 

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, contact with some of the state’s most experienced legal practitioners, and exceptional opportunities to meet and compare notes with other parents. 

Gathering ground 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

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 2019 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!

Materials distributed as a digital download.

Faculty

Aimee Zundel Esq.

Aimee Rankin Zundel
has been an education attorney for her entire legal career. She founded
Zundel Law in 2022. Prior to opening her own practice, Aimee was a Partner at
Weiss Burkardt Kramer, a leading Pittsburgh education law firm representing
public school district clients. Throughout her time as a legal advocate,
Aimee has used the same collaborative, student-centered approach she is known
for. Aimee has represented clients at all levels of state and
federal court, as well as administrative agencies such as the Pennsylvania
Office for Dispute Resolution, Office for Civil Rights and Pennsylvania Human
Relations Commission. Aimee has expertly handled special education cases,
student discipline matters, employment matters, and Title IX investigations.
Aimee graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Mount Union with a
B.A. in Sociology. She obtained her law degree from The University of
Pittsburgh in 2008, where she participated as Senior Research Editor for The
University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Aimee was named a Super Lawyer
Rising Star for 2020-2022, and proudly serves as Vice Chair of the PBA
Exceptional Childrens’ Committee.

Jennifer Lukach Esq.

Ms. Bradley is a co-founding Partner of Bradley Goldsmith Law, LLC located in Wyomissing PA. Ms. Bradley represents clients across the state of Pennsylvania in all aspects of special education matters including due process, manifestation and expulsion hearings pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Public School Code. She participates in Individualized Education Team meetings to obtain appropriate programs and placements for her clients. She pursues cases on behalf of her clients including matters related to identification, eligibility, IEP disputes, tuition reimbursement, bullying, disability discrimination and school discipline. In addition, she has represented juveniles charged with criminal acts as well as families facing PIAA disputes.  Prior thereto, Ms. Bradley was an Assistant District Attorney in Berks County where she prosecuted defendants charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes including Homicide, Rape, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Theft, and DUI. Additionally, she managed the Intermediate Punishment Program which is offered as an alternative to prison and is designed to assist, rather than punish, people with addictions. She also served as the lead attorney for the juvenile justice unit for two years. Ms. Bradley was also an adjunct professor in the Political Science Department at Albright College where she taught Criminal Law and Civil Liberties. Ms. Bradley graduated cum laude from Villanova University School of Law in 1999. In addition, she graduated magna cum laude with honors from Susquehanna University in 1996. Ms. Bradley is a member of the Berks County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is active in her church, St. Ignatius,  and her community where she volunteers for St. Ignatius Loyola Regional School and Berks Catholic High School.  Ms. Bradley also provides trainings to various organizations including the ARC of Lancaster and Lebanon County and the ARC of  and Northampton and Lehigh County.  She has also published articles for The Pennsylvania Lawyer and The Berks Barrister.      

Thomas Warner Esq.

Mr. Warner, originally from Eldersburg, MD, is a magna cum laude graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a B.A. in Political Science. He went on to receive his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Warner has been practicing law since 2007, when he began his career with the education law firm of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, where he remains today as a Partner. His practice focuses primarily on the representation of Pennsylvania school districts in matters of special education. While Mr. Warner devotes much of his practice to representing clients in matters of special education litigation, he also spends a significant amount of time providing in-service training to school districts regarding various matters, including developing defensible special education programming and confidentiality/disclosure issues involving education records. He also frequently presents at conferences focused on special education legal issues.


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