University of Pittsburgh

16th Annual Dr. Samuel Francis School Law Symposium and Special Education Workshop

June 18, 2013 - 7:30am4:30pm
University Club Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join the Tri-State Area School Study Council for the 16th Annual Dr. Samuel Francis School Law Symposium and Special Education Workshop!

7:30 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:10 a.m.     Welcome, Dr. Diane Kirk, Director, Tri-State Area School Study Council

8:20 a.m.     “School Law Update”

Carl Beard, Esq., Andrews and Beard, Altoona

9:30 a.m.     “Health Care Reform:  What public education institutions need to know about the 2700-page, 400-plus provision law that has dramatically changed how employers and individuals look at healthcare”

Albert Lee, Esq., Tucker Arensburg, Pittsburgh

10:40 a.m.   Break

10:50 a.m.   “Legal Aspects of Dismissal of Professional Employees under Act 82 (Performance Based Evaluation)”

Ira Weiss, Esq. & Jocelyn Kramer, Esq., The Law Office of Ira Weiss, Pittsburgh

12:00 p.m.   Lunch & Presentation of the Distinguished Achievement in Law Award to Patrick Clair, Esq., Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, Pittsburgh

1:15 p.m.     “Practitioners’ Perspective on the New Evaluation System:  Seeking Clarity and Collaboration”

Dr. Carla Claycomb, Senior Specialist, Education Services, Pennsylvania State Education Association

2:20 p.m.     “Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: Students’ Rights Update”

Sara Rose, Esq., Staff Attorney, ACLU of Pittsburgh

3:30 p.m.     Ethics Presentation: Robert Harper, Esq., Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh

CLE Information

Registration for this program is $125.  This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (5) hours of substantive credit and (1) hour of ethics credit. There is a $60 fee for processing CLE credit for this event which is included in the $125 registration fee.

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