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“When Bad Things Happen to Good Schools” webinar - Special Education Issues & School District Liability: Litigation War Stories and the Lessons We Learn From Them

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The challenges involved with teaching special education students are diverse and many and seem to grow with each passing year. Inevitably, as budgets suffer and school staff is cut, many districts are seeing a rise in special education risk and the lawsuits that often accompany that risk.  What issues are currently driving these suits and what can you do to help your district avoid costly mistakes?

Join us to explore the current challenges schools are facing and get some practical, real world tips to help your district avoid costly and time consuming litigation.

We will examine:

  • Current case studies – Lessons learned in the trenches
  • What’s on the horizon – emerging trends and hot topic issues you should be preparing for
  • Key best practice advice for maintaining your district’s compliance
  • Recent case law development
  • State Legislative Outlook 

To register go to and click on the online registration link and fax or mail it in. These webinars are FREE to all employees of active SELF members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of $25. 

We hope you can join us!

About our speakers:

Elizabeth Rho-Ng is a partner in the Pleasanton office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya Ruud & Romo. Elizabeth represents California public school districts, county offices of education and special education local plan areas in various aspects of Education Law, specializing in special education and student issues. She advises clients on legal compliance issues related to implementation of federal and state requirements pertaining to students in public schools and has extensive expertise on topics ranging from Section 504 issues to bullying prevention to special education dues process proceedings. Elizabeth has successfully litigated IDEA special education cases in both state and federal courts.

Nancy LaCasse is Associate Vice President of School Services of California, Inc., (SSC). Nancy serves as the liaison between the State Capitol and school districts and county offices of education throughout California on legislative issues and trends affecting K-14 education. She provides legislative advocacy services on behalf of SSC legislative clients, including SELF and other major statewide education organizations and coalitions, and regularly consults with individual school districts and county offices of education on State Budget and legislative issues. She has been at the forefront on statewide efforts to increase funding for special education and other statewide education programs.