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CLE: Protecting the Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities

  • 11 Jun 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Koelbel Library, Meeting Room B, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121
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Protecting the Educational
Rights of Students with Disabilities CLE
(Pending approval for 2 CLE credits)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Koelbel Library, Meeting Room B
5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121

FREE CLE! Bring your own lunch!  (Snacks available at Library Cafe) 

Attendees will receive an overview of the key federal statutes that protect the rights of students with disabilities in the K-12 public education system.  These statutes are as follows: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Attendees will also learn about school districts’ responsibility to identify and evaluate students who may be in need of special education.  The presentation will also address procedural protections for students that may apply in certain discipline matters.  By attending this presentation, parents and attorneys will gain a better understanding of how they can effectively advocate for children with disabilities. 

This session is open to non-legal professionals including parents, teachers and counselors.

Kathryn ("Katie") Newell is a partner at Griffin Newell, LLC and primarily represents clients in education cases. Katie has extensive experience advocating for students with disabilities, as well as addressing school disciplinary matters.  She is passionate about helping families resolve problems concerning their child's education. 

Katie is a Montana native and received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.  She obtained her JD  from UC Berkeley, School of Law in 2007.  Katie subsequently worked in San Antonio as an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. ("TRLA"), a nonprofit organization that represents low-income individuals.  In 2010 she created TRLA's Special Education Team, which she managed until 2017.  During her time in Texas, Katie also co-founded and co-chaired an Education and Juvenile Justice Task Force to provide support for children's advocates throughout Texas.  Katie is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to families in the Denver Metro Area.

*If your schedule changes and you are no longer able to attend this CLE, please cancel by logging on to the ACBA website, find your registration and cancel by  5p.m. the day before the CLE. Contact the bar office if you need assistance. Thanks for your help!


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