Introduction to Special Education (EED231018)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:10 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)


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Presented by the Education Law and Young Lawyers Sections

About the Program

Join us for this introductory program to better understand what special education for students with disabilities is and how to help your clients navigate the special education process.

You Will Learn

• What is a free and appropriate education
• About the meaning of least restrictive environment 
• About the responsibilities of school districts
• About the rights of parents
• About what protections are afforded to students
• About discipline of students with disabilities

Who Should Attend

New attorneys, attorneys new to special education, and attorneys who represent families with children with special needs in any capacity who want a better understanding of special education.


(Includes electronic materials)
Education Law and Young Lawyers Section Members $60 
Member $80 
Student Member $40

Legal Aid/Services Staff: $40
Attorneys taking a special education case through Pro Bono Connect: Free*
Non-Member $120

*Attend this seminar for free by pledging to represent a client in a special education advocacy case through CBA Pro Bono Connect. In order to pledge, fill out the pro bono volunteer sign up form. When filling out the form, make sure to check the box labeled “Education: Special Education Advocacy {AR/LSR: 5-10 hours}” and mark “yes” as your pledge response at the bottom of the form. Once you have pledged, select the attendee type “Pro Bono Connect Attendee” while registering for this seminar.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.


Andreana Bellach1 Andreana R. Bellach
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Stamford

Jennifer Laviano1 Jennifer Laviano
Laviano & Gagne LLC, Sherman

Erin R Shaffer1 Erin R. Shaffer
Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford

CLE Credit

CT: 3.0 CLE Credits (General
NY: 3.5 CLE Credits (AOP)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for newly admitted and experienced attorneys CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, a fully interactive videoconference, or simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information please see the page on CLE: 

If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.


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