June 15, 2021Eileen M. Hagerty was among the distinguished faculty for Lehigh University College of Education’s annual week-long Special Education Symposium. Ms. Hagerty presented on June 23, 2021. In the Symposium’s Legally Experienced Hot Topics track, she presented “Putting Together the Pieces of the Autism Litigation Puzzle: Ten Key Case Examples of the Current Trends and Topics”. In the Symposium’s Legally Basic track, she presented “Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): Inclusion in a High Stakes World.” Registration information was available at https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/spedlaw/registration.
January 07, 2021Dan Heffernan will be presenting at Special Needs Advocacy Network's Annual BSEA Updates (live webinar only) on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dan Heffernan will review the 2020 BSEA case rulings from across Massachusetts. Dan's selection of cases will reflect those which he feels may represent trends in the interpretation of special education laws. Registration is open for for Members and Non-Members of SPAN by clicking the appropriate link.
April 01, 2020For the eleventh consecutive year, Eileen M. Hagerty was co-organizer (with Catherine L. Lyons) of MCLE’s annual School Law Conference. The 20th Annual School Law Conference was held on August 12, 2020 (rescheduled from March 27, 2020) from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., exclusively by webcast. In addition to serving as co-chair of the Conference, Ms. Hagerty spoke on the “Education Law Update 2020” panel and moderated both that panel and a panel following the keynote address by Aude Henin, Ph.D., “In Crisis: Addressing the Needs of Students with Significant Emotional Impairments.” The recorded webcast may be viewed through MCLE, https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2200146P01.
February 06, 2020Eileen M. Hagerty will be presenting at an NBI program, Special Education Law: The Ultimate Guide, which will be held on May 5, 2020 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at UTEX, 34 Hurd Street, Lowell, MA, and on May 7, 2020 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at Courtyard Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. Ms. Hagerty will discuss “Developing Legally Compliant IEPs That Benefit Students” and “504 Plan Eligibility and Accommodation Best Practices.” (cancelled)
April 10, 2019Dan Heffernan will be a faculty member (along with attorneys from the full school law gamut) of MCLE's upcoming seminar School Law: MCLE BasicsPlus!® which will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, and is also available by webcast (either simultaneously or at a later date). This seminar addresses school law and provides a broad, yet detailed overview of school law and its related topics for attorneys to get the tools and information necessary for their practice.
February 27, 2019For the tenth consecutive year, Eileen M. Hagerty was co-organizer (with Catherine L. Lyons) of MCLE’s annual School Law Conference. The conference was held on March 29, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, and also available by webcast (either simultaneously or at a later date). In addition to serving as co-chair of the Conference, Ms. Hagerty spoke on the “Education Law Update 2019” panel and moderated both that panel and a panel following the keynote address by Peter Raffalli, M.D., “Addressing Bullying and Harassment–Where Do We Stand, Nine Years After Passage of Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Law?”.
November 06, 2018Dan Heffernan presented Basic Rights in Education at Newton PAC meeting on November 7, 2018 from 7:30-9:00, Room 210, Newton Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, Newton, MA. The presentation covered parent and student rights in special education, including an overview of special education law, a discussion of IEPs, the responsibilities of the school district, approaches to resolving disagreements or disputes, etc. There was also time for questions and answers.
May 31, 2017Dan Heffernan (with Colby C. Brunt and Rosa I. Figueroa) was a panel member at "How to Try Your 1st (or Next) Case Before the BSEA" which took place on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, at MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston, MA and was also available by live webcast (either simultaneously or at a later date). This program provided a comprehensive overview of getting a case in shape for filing, preliminary proceedings before the BSEA, and preparing for, and going through a hearing in this unique forum.
April 12, 2017For the eighth consecutive year, Eileen M. Hagerty co-organized (with Catherine L. Lyons) of the MCLE’s annual School Law Conference. The conference was held on May 5, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, and was also available by webcast (either simultaneously or at a later date). In addition to serving as co-chair of the Conference, Ms. Hagerty spoke on the “Education Law Update 2017” panel.
October 18, 2016Dan Heffernan (with Dr. Joseph Moldover) presented a live webinar entitled Navigating CONFLICT in the Special Education Process on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 7-9:00 p.m. This free webinar was a discussion of the different types of conflicts that can derail the special education process, addressed key issues of conflict avoidance and resolution, and answered live, online questions. All registrants received an on-demand recording of the webinar.