Special Education Law Conferences 2024


We have selected seven special education law conferences in 2024 that we believe you should attend as a professional navigating the intricate legal landscape of special education.

These gatherings provide a platform for exploring innovative legal strategies, discussing compliance challenges, and exchanging best practices for advocacy. Each event is tailored to enhance legal knowledge, foster professional connections, and empower attendees with insights to better support students with special needs.

Featuring expert-led panels, case study discussions, and networking sessions, these conferences are sure to equip skilled educators, administrators, and legal professionals with the tools needed to navigate the complexities of special education law effectively.

1. 2024 Colorado Special Education Law Conference

Organized by: Colorado Department of Education
Location: Golden, CO
Dates: April 12, 2024
Audience: Special education administrators and teachers, service providers, parents, advocates, lawyers and others involved in developing and supporting special education services for children with disabilities and their families.
– Lola Dada-Olley, VP & Assistant General Counsel- ADA & Digital Accessibility, JPMorgan Chase
– Elena Gallegos, Human Resources Manager – CA Comcast Business, Comcast
Cost: Check site for details
Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/4d6zvwsu

2. 2024 Special Education Law and Advocacy Series (SELAS)

Organized by: University of San Diego School of Law
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: Weekly seminars March through April 2024
Audience: Parents of children with disabilities, professionals working in related fields, school district staff, related services providers (such as speech and language pathologists), attorneys
– Moisés Barón, Ph.D.
– Wendy Dumlao, Esq.,
– Margaret Adams, Esq
Cost: Check site for details
Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/3x7c48s9

3. CASE Academy of Law & Leadership

Organized by: Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Dates: April 16-18, 2024
Audience: Educators, administrators, and legal professionals seeking to navigate the complexities of IDEA/504 requirements, court rulings, due process hearing outcomes, and state-level complaints.
– Julie Weatherly, Esq.
– Jim Walsh, Esq.
– Eric Hartwig, Ph.D.
Cost: Check site for details
Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/2pzj365y

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4. LRP’s Special Education School Attorneys Conference

Organized by: LRP’s National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities
Location: Savannah, GA
Dates: May 5, 2024
Audience: Anyone looking to make an impact in the lives of students with disabilities, special education programs and the wider community.
– Jackie Gharapour Wernz, Esq., ECR Solutions (Dallas, TX)
– MaryGrace Bell Kittrell, Esq., Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP (Atlanta, GA)
– Jordan Johnson, Esq., KSB School Law, PC, LLO, (Lincoln, NE)
Cost: Check site for details
Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/3jxzwmvm

5. 2024 Special Education Advocacy Summit (SEAS)

Organized by: St. Mary’s University School of Law
Location: San Antonio, TX
Dates: June 5-8, 2024
Audience: Experienced advocates, law students, new attorneys and attorneys new to special education law
Speakers: To be announced
Cost: Check site for details
Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/57er6kku

6. Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS) 2024

Organized by: American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
Location: Alexandria, VA
Dates: July 29 – August 1, 2024
Audience: Educators, education leaders and advocates looking to impact legislative decisions and improve the educational landscape for special needs students.
To be announced
Cost: Check site for details
Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/v8hd7esj

7. 41st Annual Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education & The Law

Organized by: University of Washington
Location: Bellevue, WA
Dates: September 16-18, 2024
Audience: Educators, school psychologists, special education directors, attorneys, administrative law judges, principals,
Speakers: To be announced
Cost: Check site for details
Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/4cu6uxy4

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Jon Izak

Jon Izak is the founder and CEO of Ori Learning.